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3rd Dan and Above Black Belt Instructors

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Grant Rollinson – Principal Instructor (6th Dan)

Grant began karate in 1983 shortly after his arrival in Perth from Christchurch, New Zealand.  Having trained and competed in a variety of team sports, such as football, hockey, basketball and baseball in his earlier youth, Grant chose karate as he wanted to train in a sport which develops whole-of-body skills, strength and agility, and which he could continue to train in and learn from for the rest of his life.  He was also keen to develop self-defense skills.

Grant first trained as a member of Shotokan Karate International (Australia), under the leadership of Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa.  In 1988 Grant began instructing in this style at his own club.

Grant then joined the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation in 1998, where he trained under Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya, the Chief Instructor.  Sensei Kasuya remains a great inspiration to Grant to this day because of his outstanding abilities, and the way he combines traditional karate with modern day thinking.

In the years since then Grant has developed five clubs in Perth, and trains a wide range of karate students, from beginners to black belts.  Grant enjoys teaching karate, as he achieves satisfaction from seeing his students improve their self-confidence and physical abilities.  He takes great pride in the knowledge that he helped develop the skills of some of his assistant instructors from their earliest beginnings.  He sees his role as an instructor as important because many of the skills learnt in karate can be great assets when applied to every day life. Grant enjoys challenging his mind and body.

Dan Rankings:
Shodan (1st Dan) – Sensei Kanazawa  SKI  1987
Nidan (2nd Dan) – Sensei Kanazawa  SKI  1989
Sandan (3rd Dan) – Sensei Kasuya  WSKF  1999
Yondan (4th Dan) – Sensei Kasuya  WSKF  2006
Godan (5th Dan) – Sensei Kasuya  WSKF  2012                                                                                                                                                      Rokudan (6th Dan) – Sensei Kasuya  WSKF  2019

Other Accreditations:
Australian Karate Federation – State Judge, WA 
WSKF World Championships 2007, 2009, 2013 – Judge, Japan (Representing Australia)

Current Position:
Grant is the Principal Instructor of World Shotokan Karate-do Federation Australia and runs five dojos in Perth: Cannington, Doubleview, Ellenbrook, Kwinana and Riverton.

Linda Lim Scriven – (3rd Dan)

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Linda, a mother of three originating from Christmas Island, came to Perth in 1985 and began Karate training in 1996 to support a friend who was starting his own club.

She appreciates the physical and mental fitness, confidence and social interaction that Karate training provides, and enjoys helping others to learn and develop their own abilities and passion for Karate.

Linda has learned to “Aim high, work at it and succeed.” And to find her inner warrior and confidence in her abilities.

Dan Rankings:
Shodan (1st Dan) – Sensei Kasuya  WSKF  1999
Nidan (2nd Dan) – Sensei Kasuya  WSKF  2002
Sandan (3rd Dan) – Sensei Kasuya  WSKF  2006

What was your reason for starting karate?

Trying a new sport out of curiosity

Why do you like doing karate now?

I enjoy the mental and physical challenge, the social connections and the opportunity to share my experience with others to help them improve and learn.

Why have you learned from your karate or got out of your karate?

I have learned I am capable of more than I expected of myself. I have learned to be confident in my abilities, to interact with others, to teach others and to be a positive role model. I have a stronger body, flexibility, priding in my achievements and a quiet inner confidence to be able to protect myself and my loved ones.

Why you like or enjoy teaching karate?

I enjoy the reward of seeing students grow in self-confidence and ability. I am proud to help people realise their potential, achieve their goals and beyond

Why would you recommend other people to do karate?

Karate teaches respect for self and others, for history and tradition, it drives self-discipline, focus and caters to diverse characters. Students can succeed as individuals as a team, compete or simply enjoy the personal successes moving through the ranks.

Outside the Dojo:
Linda has a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering and Equivalent of Bachelor Science (Math) and currently works as a Process Coordinator at Alcoa.

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Sheela Rollinson – (3rd Dan)

 
Dan Rankings: 
Shodan (1st Dan) – Taro Kasuya Sensei – Perth – 26/5/2016 

Nidan (2nd Dan) – Hitoshi Kasuya Sensei – Tokyo – 21/8/2019 
Sandan (3rd Dan) – Bryan Dukas (6th Dan) & Grant Rollinson (6th Dan) – Perth – 20/08/2022

 

What was the reason you started Karate?

My daughter started first 

Why do you like doing Karate?

I like seeing/helping others achieve or improve their skills 

Who have you trained with over your years or special experiences you have had?

Always enjoy learning from different/visiting instructors like: Kasuya Sensei, Mike Dukas, Bryan Dukas and Issei Nakashima 

Who Why would you recommend other people to do Karate?

It is a good full body workout and it works your mind and body. 

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Stuart Livingstone – (3rd Dan)

 
Dan Rankings: 
Shodan (1st Dan) – Charlesworth Sensei (6th Dan) Dixon Sensei (5th Dan) Durrant Sensei (3 Dan)  1996

Nidan (2nd Dan) – Charlesworth Sensei (6th Dan) Dixon Sensei (5th Dan) Durrant Sensei (3 Dan)  1998
Sandan (3rd Dan) – Bryan Dukas (6th Dan) & Grant Rollinson (6th Dan) – Perth – 20/08/2022

 

What was the reason you started Karate?
I started Karate as it was a new sport to try in the village that I grew up in, I was 12 years old when I started.

 

Why do you like doing Karate?
I am constantly learning and it’s a never-ending journey of learning, just when you think you have a handle on a particular move, then there is always something new to discover about it. Kata’s are my favourite part of karate.

 

What have you learned from doing Karate?
As above, it’s a constant learning process, the history is interesting, how hard you can push yourself is great and to be humble as you learn and when you teach. 

 

What do you like most about Karate?
Kata, learning new kata’s, going over the moves and understanding the meaning of the combinations, it’s fascinating. I also really enjoy the hard training and how Karate can always lift your mood/spirits. Teaching the students is a pleasure and seeing them go up through the grades is very rewarding.

 

Why would you recommend karate as opposed to another sport?
For me, it’s the personal challenge of getting the best out of yourself and it can also be a great combination of individual performance and also team performance, that is quite unique in sport.

 

What is your current occupation, position, and brief description? Supply Chain specialist, background in the British military and also the resource sectors in Australia.

 

What do you like the most about Karate or teaching Karate?
Watching the students progress up through the grades, watching their confidence grow and then to see them teach, it’s rewarding.

 

What do you like the most about your club or GSK?
The diversity, such a great club with excellent students and always a very positive environment.

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Eric Truong – (3rd Dan)

Dan Rankings:

Shodan (1st Dan) – Masuda Sensei – SKI – 2013

Nidan (2nd Dan) – Bryan Dukas Sensei – WSKF – 2019
Sandan (3rd Dan) – Bryan Dukas (6th Dan) & Grant Rollinson (6th Dan) – Perth – 20/08/2022 

 What was the reason you started Karate?

I also hold a 1st dan in tae kwon do, however I wasn’t able to continue this when I moved to Japan so I decided to take up karate for fitness and to get involved with the community. 

Why do you like doing Karate?

It has helped me to maintain my fitness in an interesting and exciting way. 

What have you learned from doing Karate?

How important it is to keep working at anything you do. Due to occasional injuries I have had a few breaks from training and it is always a real shock when you come back. You can never take it easy and expect to be where you were when you left off.

What do you like most about Karate?

I enjoy the traditional cultural aspects of karate, along with the constant pursuit of self-improvement. 

Why would you recommend karate as opposed to another sport?

The constant focus on respect for everyone is something that I really believe in.

What is your current occupation, position, and brief description? 

Primary school teacher

What do you like the most about Karate or teaching Karate?

I enjoy watching the students grow in both ability and confidence as they practice. 

What do you like the most about your club or GSK?

All the clubs are extremely welcoming and friendly, no matter where you come from or what level you might be. The instructors really do enjoy the sport and this drive can be seen in many of the students and clubs.

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Yohan Mado – (3rd Dan)

Dan Rankings:

Shodan (1st Dan) – Grant Rollinson Sensei (6 Dan) – WSKF – 2017

Nidan (2nd Dan) – Grant Rollinson Sensei (6 Dan) – WSKF – 2019 

Sandan (3rd Dan) – Grant Rollinson Sensei (6 Dan), Bryan Dukas Sensei (6 Dan) and Sensei Kasuya (9 Dan) – Perth – 12/02/2023

What was the reason you started Karate?

My parents encouraged me to join.
 
Why do you like doing Karate?
 
The motivation to keep learning new stuff everyday and making new friends!
 
What have you learned from doing Karate?
 
To be disciplined, motivated and high spirited when tackling day to day activities.
 
What do you like most about Karate?
 
The interaction. 
 

Why would you recommend karate as opposed to another sport?

It not only builds physical balance and capability. It also builds self-esteem and courage.
 

What is your current occupation, position, and brief description? 

Studying at Murdoch University – Sports Science
 

What do you like the most about Karate or teaching Karate?

It develops respectful communication skills.
 

What do you like the most about your club or GSK?

The instructors and the friends. And the lovely parents.
 

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