Founder, Instructors and Senior students


Founder, Instructors and Senior Students
Dojo Founder: Chris Hoath

Instructors: Denham Carlyon - Cedric DugouchetJoel Verdon - Art Hartshorn

Senior Students: Danielle Hartshorn
 

Hanshi Chris Hoath (7th Dan) Dojo founder & retired Chief Instructor
 

December 2015 - Kyoshi Chris Hoath retired after 24 years as CSKA Chief Instructor

Kyoshi Denham Carlyon (5th Dan) Chief 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

2020
September - Awarded 5th Dan by CSKA grading council



Kyoshi Cedric Dugouchet (4th Dan) Chief 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 Joel Verdon (3rd Dan) Instructor

2019
Awarded Sandan (3rd Dan) by CSKA Grading Council

Tashi Arthur Hartshorn (2nd Dan) Instructor

1961 – Born in Darwin NT Australia.
1977 – joined the Royal Australian Navy through the Junior Recruit training facility HMAS Leeuwin.
1985 – Commenced training with Jan De Jong Ju Jitsu Academy in Perth W.A. training there until
1987 when I was posted to an interstate ship and unable to continue.
1988/1998 – Personal training only as I served away at sea on deployments and completed my military service.
2002 – Commenced training in Go-Kan-Ryu Karate, during this time I competed regularly and successfully in state competitions both in Kata and Kumite. Ceased training with Go-Kan Ryu in 2007 after achieving the rank of 3 rd Kyu brown belt.
2008 – Commenced training with the World Wing Chun Kung Fu Association. During this time I attended Iso Chi, Dim Mak and Meridian Therapy seminars conducted by Grandmaster William Cheung. Completed training in 2010 after achieving the rank of Level 3 medium blue sash.
2012 – Commenced training with Coastal Shotokan Karate under Kyoshi Chri Hoath.
2015 – Awarded Shodan (1st Dan) by Kyoshi Chris Hoath.
2017 and 2018 – Attended kyokushin Karate weekend seminar’s conducted by Shihan Judd Ried.
2017 – Attended Kyokushin Karate seminar conducted by Shihan Nikola Cujic and Sensei Steven Cujic.
2018 – Attended JKA-SKC Australasia Shotokan Australia seminar conducted by Sensei Keith Geyer and Sensei Lutie Van Den Berg.
2018 – Awarded Nidan (2nd Dan) by the CSKA Grading Council.
2018 – Recognised as Sempai and Invited onto the CSKA Grading Council.
2021 – Recognised as an Instructor and honoured with the title of Sensei.