Shorinjiryu Australia Yudansha Wall of Honour

The following individuals have earned yudansha (black belt) rankings as issued and ratified by the Australian Shorinjiryu Karatedo Association Inc, but are no longer active members. In addition, certain grades have been ratified internationally:

  • All rankings issued after 28 March 2011 have been issued under the school of Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo.
  • Since 2000, certain rankings have been recognised and endorsed by the Shorinjiryu Shinzen Kyokai, where the individual has requested international recognition.
  • From 2008 to 2010, all rankings were authorised by Hanshi Shunji Watanabe and the Shorinjiryu Kenyukai Watanabe Ha World Federation
  • From 1977-1994, these rankings were authorised by So Shihan Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, Hanshi 9th Dan and the Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo So Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan

For information on yudansha currently practicing with Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo, please visit our Yudansha Register page.

Please Note: Certain individuals in this register may have gone on to earn more senior rankings with other organisations. The rank displayed on this page is the last rank they achieved whilst a member of the Australian Shorinjiryu Karatedo Association. No disrespect is intended to those who have gone on to achieve subsequent to their membership of our organisation.

8th Dan

  • Shihan Lori Vanniekirk (Founder of Australian Shorinjiryu Karatedo)

7th Dan

  • Shihan Phil Hooper (former Patron & Chief Instructor)

5th Dan

  • Shihan Scott Brown (former Joint Chief Instructor)

4th Dan

  • Sensei Anne Aylward
  • Sensei Richard Bryant
  • Sensei Graham Bullpit
  • Sensei Peter Deasy
  • Sensei Chris Kliese

3rd Dan

  • Sensei Lee Baker
  • Sensei Barry Bishop 
  • Sensei Amanda Bugden
  • Sensei Tom Griffin 
  • Sensei Doug Hawkins
  • Sensei Dave Holmberg
  • Sensei Gordon Kliese
  • Sensei Chris Milne
  • Shihan Shaun O'Leary (Shihan O'Leary is currently ranked 5th Dan in Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo & is the chief instructor of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo NZ)
  • Sensei Greg Overton
  • Sensei Mark Zaglas

2nd Dan

  • Luisa Colman
  • Christine Dewar
  • Ruth Deasy
  • Rob Elliot
  • Steve Fekete
  • Branco Gaica
  • Lachlan Habgood
  • Ros Jenkins
  • Trevor Maher
  • John McDonnell
  • Glen Noakes
  • Mick Noakes
  • Allan Park
  • Jason Romer
  • Krystal Sciacca
  • Grahame Shearman
  • Tracy Tyler
  • Wayne Watson

1st Dan

  • Leigh Anderson
  • Cindy Andrews
  • Raewyn Archibald
  • Rodney Armstrong
  • Gary Barnes
  • Andrew Birchley
  • Garth Boyd
  • Trevor Boyd
  • Steven Broeksema
  • Anne Broughton
  • Paul Bullpit
  • Kristin Butler
  • Laurie Buxton
  • Daniel Cain
  • Alexandra Chambers
  • Richard Cook
  • Jared Cox
  • Kathleen Davidson
  • William Deasy
  • Ben Deasy
  • John DeBernado
  • Craig Denson
  • Barry Doolan
  • Mike Dyer
  • Philip Edmonstone
  • Kyran Findlater
  • William Fisher
  • Chris Gibbs
  • David Gibbs
  • Roland Gill
  • Greg Gordon
  • Robbie Griffin
  • Kevin Groves
  • Geoff Harrison
  • Gary Hayes
  • Phil Hinshelwood
  • Julie Hooper
  • Peter Irwin
  • Sean Jacobs
  • Brett James
  • Lyn Jenkins
  • Emma Jewiss
  • Steve Johnson
  • Kerri Kneen
  • Richard Komorr
  • Warren Lawson
  • Sean Lear
  • John Long
  • Jeff Mackinnon
  • Paul Macnamara
  • Paul Massey-Reed
  • Mathia Matakovic
  • Marc Mathews
  • Grant Mercer
  • Geraldine Milne
  • Vincent Murphy
  • Matthew Nester
  • Richard Noy
  • Alex Pappas
  • Glen Pike
  • Tony Polsoni
  • Kevin Prendergast
  • Gary Pullen
  • Colin Roberts
  • Dean Romer
  • Adrian Rusten
  • Kylie Rusten
  • Robyn Shearman
  • Matthew Shultz
  • Milton Stennet
  • Kurt Spierling
  • Murray Stewart
  • Jackie Sullivan
  • Warren Summerhill
  • Gary Tyler
  • Case Van Gorsel
  • Mark Vanneikerk
  • Beth Wall
  • Bill Waterford
  • Bob Watts
  • Jason Watts
  • Rodney Winner
  • Ann Woods
  • Sam Woods

Please Note: Certain individuals in this register may have gone on to earn more senior rankings with other organisations. The last rank they achieved whilst a member of the Australian Shorinjiryu Karatedo Association is displayed here. No disrespect is intended to those who have gone on to achieve subsequent to their membership of our organisation.