Senpai Mark Long 2nd Dan - Assistant Instructor
Senpai Mark is from a small town called Young in Australia and he moved to Port Macquarie in 2013, however, Mark lives in Taree since 2014. He began his Kyokushin karate journey in 1990 in Young with Sensei David Craigie. Mark achieved his Sho Dan (first black belt degree) in 2000 and his Ni Dan (Second black belt degree) in 2002 completing his Fifty Man Kumite (Fight) during his grading under Hanshi Howard Lipman at KIMMA. Senpai Mark trained with many great teachers, Shihan Judd Reid, Sensei Gary Dellest to name a few.
Senpai Mark was a member of the National Championship team winning several tournaments:
2001 QLD State Championship - 1st Place
2001 Australian National Championship - 1st Place
2002 QLD State Championship - 1st Place
2002 Australian National Championship - 1st Place
2003 All Japan Tournament - Tokyo, Japan
2003 Seminar - Tokyo, Japan
2003 Australian National Championship - 3rd Place
2004 New Zealand National Championship - 2nd Place
2004 NZ National Championship - Most Spirited Fighter
2004 Australian National Championship - 2nd Place
2008 UchiDeshi - Shihan Reid Thailand Gasshuku
Senpai Mark's diverse background brings new energy and perspective into our dojo. His extended teaching and fighting experience will make our dojo richer and more vibrant.