Moorabbin Kyokushin Karate, Instructors
The instructors at Moorabbin Kyokushin Karate each have many years experience training and teaching karate as well as several other martial arts including other styles of karate as well as Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Aikido, Kenpo to name a few.
Sensei Derick Mildred – Sandan
2006 Victorian United Martial Arts Championships Open weight - 1st
2009 Competed in The Kyokushin Union Japan Tournament in Nagoya
2007 Competed in The Kyokushin Union Japan Tournament in Nagoya
Sensei Derick started training in Judo from the age of 6 - 14 and achieved the level of brown belt. Years later he became interested in Kyokushin karate and from the very beginning he was hooked.
In 2011 Sensei Derick was invited by Shihan Eddie to grade for his Sandan in Japan. He was allowed to complete the technical part of his grading in Japan and then complte the kumite part in Australia.
As an instructor, Derick aims to educate his students all many different aspects of karate as posible and still expect high standards technically, physically and mentally.
Sensei Thomas Clayton – Sandan
2008 Victorian Open Full Contact Championship Open Lightweight - 1st
2009 Victorian Open Full Contact Lightwaight – 1st
2010 Australian Open Full Contact Championships. Open Lightweight - 1st
Also in 2010 competed internationally in the Samuri Cup in Nagoya Japan.
Sensei Tommy began training at the Bendigo Kyokushin Dojo under Shihan Lance McInnes in 2000 at the age of 14.
For the first six years of this training he competed in a number of junior tournaments and attended many training camps.
Also, for ten months in 2004 Sensei Tommy trained in Taekwondo and competed in the State ITF Championships that year.
In 2006, Sensei Tommy competed in the Kyokushin Nationals in Sydney, against tough competition but was able to gain a lot of experience. At the end of 2006, he graded for Shodan. He entered State and National competitions over three years, placing in many, and achieving two State titles.
In 2010 Sensei Tommy entered the Kyokushin Nationals in Melbourne and won the Australian Titles in the Lightweight Open division. A few months later, he travelled to Japan to compete in the Samurai Cup in Nagoya. Although he did not place, it was another great experience and he was able to train under both Shihan Kazuyuki Hasegawa and Senpai Takuma Kouketsu at a Japanese Dojo.
On returning to Melbourne, he immediately and successfully graded for Nidan.
As an instructor, he aims to push his students to and beyond their own pre-conceived limits, both physically and mentally.
This benefits not only the individual but also the community as a whole by establishing a solid network of respectable, humble, healthy, hard-working members of society.
Senpai Alexandra Clayton – Shodan
2010 Victorian Open Full Contact Championships. Open Lightweight - 1st
Also in 2010 competed internationally in the Samuri Cup in Nagoya Japan.
Senpai Alexandra was 8 years old when she first began training under Shihan Eddie Emin at the Elwood Karate Dojo. Her parents encouraged her and her brother to begin karate to gain confidence, respect, discipline and to learn self-defence. She continued training for four years under Shihan Eddie and achieved her green belt at the age of 12. Senpai Alexandra stopped training to focus on her school sporting activities and studies.
After beginning her University studies in 2007, Senpai Alexandra re-joined Shihan Eddie at the Moorabbin Dojo. She has continued that training for the last 6 years as she progressed into her full time career as a Business Analyst. She insists her Karate training has allowed her to keep an open, fresh and active mind, allowing her to achieve all that she has set out to do.
Senpai Alexandra achieved her Shodan grade at the end of 2009. Over the past years of training, she has competed in two Victorian Championships – ranking first place in 2010. At the end of 2010, Senpai Alexandra travelled with her then fiancée, Senpai Tommy, to Japan to compete in the Samurai Cup in Nagoya, where she put up an excellent fight against tough competition. Skills and experience gained from the tournament and the training with Shihan Kazuyuki Hasegawa and Senpai Takuma Kouketsu at a Japanese Dojo was brought back to Australia and is still used in today’s training.
Senpai Alexandra is an assistant teacher in Senior classes as well as the junior class on Saturday mornings. She believes that all children should learn self defence, build confidence and gain respect through training at the Moorabbin Karate dojo and encourages enrolment by all.
Sempai Renato Marsilli - Shodan
I have been involved in martial arts for as long as I have been at school. I was one of the fortunate ones that had a family that believed that combining schoolwork with martial arts is a complete way to bring up young boys. Completing the needs both physically and mentally. Through this involvement from such a young age I have developed a strong belief that fitness with a purpose should be part of your life. I am now fortunate to pass these believes to my 2 young boys.
Martial arts has been a part of my life for so long now that I feel that it is my personal balance. I’m sure that you will agree that life gets busy as we strive for more and better comforts. Karate keeps things simple as it is a time where I have no choice but to be in the moment, now, focused balanced aware…
I have grown up experiencing many styles of martial arts from mixed martial arts, Taek Won Do, Wado Ryu Karate, Shokukai Karate, and now, Kyokushin Karate. I have for many years wondered through different styles of martial arts whether through personal circumstances or circumstances out of my control. I feel that it’s this exposure to different disciplines that it makes me appreciate Kyokushin Karate so much, forever thankful to my shihan (master) Eddie Emmin. OSU!
I am a great believer that good things come to those who wait have patience, however great things come to those that work hard are determined, committed and take action to achieving their goals.
Sempai Ruben Veerabudren - Shodan
2009 Victorian Open Male novice Middleweight - 3rd
2009 Aust National Full Contact Championship Novice – 2nd
2010 Victorian Open Full contact Championship Intermediate Lightweight – 1st
As a youngster I have always been fascinated by martial arts and began my journey in Tae kwon Do at the age of 11. I enjoyed it and participated in 3 tournaments, 2 of which I won. However, after two years I lost interest as I felt like I was not getting what I wanted out of it.
Eight years later I came across the Moorabbin Kyokushin dojo, I had passed it for many years as I lived in the vicinity. One day I got a sudden urge to practice martial arts and I really wanted to learn karate and become proficient in it. Since walking into the dojo and meeting with Shihan Eddie 6 years ago, I have never looked back and only wonder why I had not joined earlier.
From white to black belt, I have been privileged to train under some of the worlds top Shihans and world champions. My training has seen me participate at state and national level with good results. I have also been given the opportunity to teach at the Moorabbin Dojo which is a great honor. Kyokshin karate has become a part of me and has helped mould me into who I am today.