Founder, Instructors and Senior students


Founder, Instructors and Senior Students
Dojo Founder: Chris Hoath

Instructors: Denham Carlyon - Cedric Dugouchet - Rilana Ostheim - Mike Betteridge

Senior Students: Joel Verdon - Carl Watts
 

Kyoshi Chris Hoath (7th Dan) Dojo founder & retired Chief Instructor
 
1979
Commenced training with Japan Karate-do Shobukan (Australia Branch) Chief Instructor Kyoshin Kayo Sensei. Eric Ho was the Senior Instructor at W.A.I.T. dojo (now known as Curtin University)
1987
July - Member of Karate Budokan Australia with Lawrence Junior as the Chief Instructor of the WA Branch. Invited to train with Shotokan Karate International (WA Branch), Kanazawa Sensei 9th Dan and Karsoya Sensei
1989
December - Awarded Bushido Shotokan 1st Dan by Bill Nyssen Sensei
1990
January - Opens his 1st dojo in Ballajura and Lansdale with Bushido Martial Arts
1991
Join SKIA with full membership in 1992
1992
First training session with Murakami Sensei 4th Dan from SKIF Headquarters Tokyo Japan.
27 October - Open Coastal Shotokan Karate (Rockingham) SKIA
1995
January - Elected SKIA National Administration officer (Website Author)
15 March - Awarded Nidan grade, examined by Sensei Manabu Murakami SKIF
1998
August - Elected President of Shotokan Karate International Australia (Western Australia Branch)
2 October - Awarded Sandan grade at the Adelaide SKIA Seminar and Championships by Kanazawa Kancho
2002
4 October - Awarded SKIF Yondan and Tai Chi Sho-den by Kanazawa Kancho at SKIA National Seminar Homebush (Olympic Park) NSW
2004
January - Resign from SKIA
17 April - Accepted as member of Australian Federation of Traditional Karate (AFTK) and Regional Director of Western Australia
11 December - Awarded CSKA 5th Dan
2007
10 December - Awarded CSKA 6th Dan
2011
05 December - Awarded CSKA 7th Dan
2015
December - retires after 24 years as CSKA Chief Instructor


Renshi Denham Carlyon(4th Dan) Senior Instructor
 

1992
Commenced training with Lex McKinley Sensei Shotokan Karate International Australia, Nollamara Dojo
27 October - Transferred to Rockingham Dojo and commenced training under Chris Hoath Sensei
1993
March - Trained with visiting instructor Brian Cox Sensei 5th Dan from N.S.W. Trained with Murakami Sensei and Sakakibara Sensei from Japan
October - National SKIA Seminar in Perth with Kanazawa Kancho
1994
February - Train with Murakami Sensei at Coastal Shotokan Karate (Rockingham)
1995
October - Attend SKIA National Championships and Seminar in Gladstone Qld and train with Kanazawa Kancho (SKIF)
Competed in Senior Kyu Grade National Championships placing 3rd overall for Team Kata. Competed in National Championships placing 3rd Mens Open Team Kumite
1996
October - Attend SKIA National Championships and Seminar in Perth WA and train with Kanazawa Kancho (SKIF)
Competed in WA State Championships placing 2nd Senior Jyu Ippon Kumite
Competed in Senior Kyu Grade National Championships placing 3rd overall for Team Kata
Awarded Shodan grade, examined by Kanazawa Kancho (SKIF)
1997
October - Attend SKIA National Championships and Seminar in Randwick NSW and train with Kanazawa Kancho (SKIF)
1998
Adelaide SKIA Seminar and Championships with Kanazawa Kancho
November - Train with Brian Cox Sensei in Cockburn WA
1999
April - Train with Dozono Sensei (Canada SKIF) at South Perth and Rockingham WA
October - Attend SKIA National Championships and Seminar in Perth WA and train with Kanazawa Kancho (SKIF)
2000
July - Registered Baldivis Dojo with SKIA
2001 - 2011
Commenced Leave of Absence from CSKA whilst serving in the Royal Australian Navy. Traveled to many areas around Australia and overseas taking the opportunity to train within a number of Dojos. These included South Australia with Malcolm Kadow Sensei, Melbourne Dojo, Bondi Dojo with Abraham Harada Sensei and Robert Mansburg Sensei, Maroubra Seals Dojo with Zivko Delevski Sensei. International Dojos included Hawaii, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Malaysia and numerous more.
September 2011 - Return to CSKA for full time training
December 2011 - Train with John and Jane Hackett from QLD in self defense session.
2012
August - Awarded Nidan by CSKA grading council
September - Awarded 3rd Dan by CSKA grading council
September - Recognised by the Chief Instructor at CSKA as a senior student (Senpai) and invited onto the Coastal Shotokan Grading Council.
2013
September - recognised as instructor (sensei) and given the title of Tashi
2014

October - recognised as senior instructor and given the title of Renshi
2015

December - Awarded 4th Dan by CSKA grading council


Renshi Cedric Dugouchet (4th Dan) Senior Instructor
 


Born in the South West of France in 1977

Commenced training in 1990, at age 13, alongside my father at Avord Karate Club (France) under sensei Gerard BEAUNES (1st Dan) until mid 1991 and under sensei Maurice GHORZI (3rd dan) until 1993.

Competed in both kata and free kumite, often finishing in the top 3 at local district competitions.
My most memorable competition achievements were without a doubt coming 1st in kumite in 1992, after defeating a higher ranked opponent, and convincingly winning a local Kata competition in 1994.  Also competed several times at a regional level (equivalent to state).

Attended numerous special event training sessions with renown Karate figures in France:
- Patrick SUARD (5th Dan, coach of national kata team)
- Michael Milon (3rd Dan, 3 times champion in team and individual kata at world championships, 12 times at European championships and nine times at the French championships)
- Alain AUCLERT (5th Dan, coach of national kata team)
- Jean-Pierre LAVORATO (6th Dan, student of the late Sensei Taji KASE (9th Dan))

In 1993, Awarded 1st Kyu, relocated to South of France and started training at the Montfavet Karate Club under Sensei Charly BALTHAZARD (3rd Dan)

Mid-1994, My Karate training was put on hold indefinitely due to a heavy studying schedule.

Arrived in Australia in 2003

Aug 2008 - Joined CSKA and started training again under sensei Chris Hoath after a 14-year break.
March 2009, awarded Shodan (1st Dan) by Kyoshi Chris HOATH
December 2009, received CSKA Kihaku Award (most outstanding student of the year Award)
March 2010, awarded Nidan (2nd Dan) by Kyoshi Chris HOATH
August 2010, recognised by the Chief Instructor at CSKA as a senior student (Senpai)
2013
July, awarded Sandan (3rd Dan) by Kyoshi Chris HOATH
September - recognised as instructor (sensei) and given the title of Tashi

2014
October - recognised as senior instructor and given the title of Renshi

2017
September
awarded Yondan (4th Dan) by CSKA Grading Council



  Tashi Mike Betteridge (6th Dan) Instructor
 

 
Born in November 1936 in the Dock Area of Southampton UK.
In the Dock Areas of England one gets Streetwise very quickly, especially through the Second World War.  During my schooldays I boxed and later in life when I served for Queen and Country I boxed in the Army as an Airborne Soldier with the Parachute Regiment.

After my Service I took up Judo for a short time and found it most enjoyable.  It came easy to me.  In June 1996 I started Shotokan Karate at Lock sheath Shotokan Club under the Instruction of Sensei Nicky Daniels 4th Dan.  This is what I was looking for (Shotokan).  On the 17 September 2000 I gained my first Dan under Sensei's Mick Duwy and Dave Hazard.  On the 14 September 2003 I gained my second Dan.under a panel of Mick Duwy, Dave Hazard, Merv OConnell and Brian Smith.  Over those seven years I trained four times per week.

In 2004 we moved Down Under to Secret Harbour in WA and found Coastal Shotokan on the Internet.  Brett, Daniele and my self introduced ourselves to Sensei Chris and were welcomed in to the Club immediately.  On the 15 December 2005 I graded to third Dan.  Then on Monday the 21 May 2007 I received the high honour of the title Senpai.

June 2008, I was promoted to the Grading Council at CSKA.

I am now looking forward to many more years of enjoyable training with my club. I’m now eighty years of age and still got many more years in me.” Hopefully"

December 2008
Awarded Yondan (4th Dan) by CSKA Grading Council
December 2011
Awarded Godan (5th Dan) by CSKA Grading Council
August 2017
Awarded Rokudan (6th Dan) by CSKA Grading Council


  Tashi Rilana Ostheim (3rd Dan) Instructor
 

 


1988
Commenced karate training with Geraer Freizeit und Kampfsport Verein (Germany), member of SKID.
1999-2002
Trained under Akio Nagai Shihan (8. Dan - SKID)), Norio Kawasoe Shihan (8. Dan – SKIAF), Eugen Landgraf Kyoshi (7. Dan - SKID) and Reinhardt Nawe Sensei (6. Dan - SKID) at several national training camps.
Successfully competed at national and state championships, winning kata and kumite competitions in her age and kyu category.
2003-2007
Took a break from karate training due to studying and travelling.
2008
Joined CSKA and started training again under Chris Hoath Sensei.
Successfully competed in state championship in kata and kumite.
2011
Awarded Shodan (1. Dan) by CSKA grading council
2013
Awarded Nidan (2. Dan) by CSKA grading council
2015
Recognised by the Chief Instructor at CSKA as a senior student (Senpai) and invited onto the CSKA grading council.
2016

Recognised as instructor (sensei) and given the title of Tashi.
2017
Awarded Sandan (3. Dan) by CSKA grading council