Bushidokai is a blend of martial arts reflective of the traditional techniques associated with most martial arts whilst incorporating a true warrior approach of using what works for the situation at hand.
That is to say, we don’t believe in doing something simply because it is traditional when the application has no relevance in today’s world.
The word Bushidokai is Japanese in origin, meaning a gathering (Kai) of those who follow the way (Do) of the Warrior (Bushi)
More than a martial art style or system, Bushidokai goes to the heart of what it means to be a modern-day warrior by application of an approach to life, its challenges and those we meet throughout our life. To this end, Bushidokai aims to instil self-discipline, an empowered mind-set, humility and yet high standards so we always grow as individuals whilst giving something back to our community. Part of our mission as instructors of Bushidokai is to always work towards the constant improvement of our students, physically, mentally and emotionally whilst remembering what it means to be a student, as we too strive to learn more skills for our students.
We aim to develop the skill set within our members to become Black Belts in Life, not just Martial Arts.
Established in 2000, Bushidokai incorporates the kicking and striking techniques you would expect to find in the traditional martial arts and then more as it also incorporates boxing and kickboxing. Being a blend of 9 forms of fighting arts (including Kenpo & Shotokan Karate, Taekwondo, Aikido, Judo, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, White Crane Kung Fu, Boxing).
Bushidokai offers a well-equipped arsenal to deal with any self defence scenario, whether it be stand up defence, close combat, ground defence and improvised weapons. Bushidokai also includes traditional Okinawan weapons for the senior ranks to expand their knowledge and skills.
The origins of Bushidokai (apart from the traditional origins) stem from 50+ years of development by the founder of Bushidokai International, Shihan Glenn Coxon. The Bushidokai curriculum was developed through expertise learnt from many styles studied by Shihan Glenn, including Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Kickboxing, Ukidokan, Naha Te, Kobudo and the many talented Instructors Shihan Glenn has enjoyed training with over the decades.
Bushidokai International continues its journey to seek the truth in martial arts and to share with those who are like minded, from students of the martial arts looking for a strong, reputable martial arts system, to those Instructors and school owners looking to be part of a supportive, professional team of leaders who remain passionate about quality through their martial arts.
SHIHAN GLENN COXON
Shihan Glenn Coxon is the founder of Bushidokai (Est 2000) and is an Internationally recognised Master Instructor, Coach, facilitator and innovative business consultant.
With over 50 years in the martial arts, he holds Black Belts in 5 styles of Martial Arts, is a former State and National Champion and has trained in Japan, China and extensively in the USA.
In his travels he has worked with many local and international celebrities including as a training partner to the legendary Chuck Norris, amongst others. He was also the first non-American to Dan Grade with the legendary Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez having trained under the guidance of Sensei Benny since 1988. Glenn promoted the largest martial arts workshop tours and sports martial arts events ever conducted throughout Australia and is widely regarded as Australia’s foremost authority for these event promotions.
With a multitude of successful event credits, he is applauded as one of the world’s leading Martial Arts promoters and tactical business entrepreneurs. His reputation is that of someone who delivers quality without compromise evidenced by a bevy of ground-breaking events to his credit.
As a specialist Coach & facilitator he has worked with a broad spectrum of Australia’s largest private and public-sector companies including the big 4 Australian banks, Google, Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone, Foxtel, Universal Studios, ING, McDonalds, Zara fashions, Sanatarium, NSW Health, Sydney Harbour Authority, AFP, to name a few.
He has consulted widely on innovative project development/management in areas encompassing coaching, program development, early childhood education, financial services, sports promotion and television production.
Shihan Glenn has also been veryactive in his personal chase for competitive achievement. He has been noted by Guinness World Records as the “World’s foremost authority on board breaking”. He holds the top 3 Guinness World Records for breaking pine boards including the ‘Most pine boards broken in 1 Minute” (359 Boards); a record which has remained unbroken for more than a decade.
As someone who has faced many challenges, not the least of which was over coming Stage 4 Cancer; typically, he met the challenge, utilised his life experiences and coached himself to beat the odds and is now a regular supporter to the Cancer Council as well as an ambassador for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Research Hospital in Sydney.
Regional Chief Instructor;
SEMPAI BEN ILACQUA
With over 25 years of experience to his credit, Sempai Ben brings a wealth of experience to the Bushidokai family. Starting at 4 years of age and obtaining his Black Belt at just age 10 (somewhat unheard of at the time), Ben has demonstrated his dedication to martial arts in spades.
The founder of ShadowBox HQ and Shadow Freestyle Martial Arts, Sempai Ben has trained across multiple disciplines including Tae Kwon-Do, Kwon-Bop-Do, Ben Kan Ryuha Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Thai Boxing, Kyokushin Karate, Kobudo and Bushidokai. This multi-disciplinary experience has empowered Ben to become a more rounded martial arts instructor built on morals, respect & loyalty.
Having enjoyed great success in the competition arena, winning multiple State & National Titles and years of dedication to his students as a very successful Dojo owner, Sempai Ben brings a wealth of experience to the Bushidokai group. His dedication to quality, ensures you receive the very best tuition and development.
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