ACT State Director
Mr Glen Gibbons
Address: 148 Burrinjuck Cres, Duffy ACT 2611
Mobile: 0416 258 051
Hometown: Griffith (NSW)
Style practiced: Kyokushin
Rank: 6th Dan
- 1998 South Pacific Full Contact Champion (middleweight)
- 1999 NSW Non Contact Champion (teams event)
- 1999 NSW Kata Champion
- 2001 New Zealand Weapons Champion (forms)
- 2001 New Zealand Kata Champion
- 2001 Australian Full Contact Ring Karate Champion (super welterweight)
- 2002 Australian Full Contact Ring Karate Champion (middleweight)
- 2006 50 Man Kumite
- 2012 Founded the Independent Kyokushin Alliance International
- 2014 Graded to 6th Dan
- 2015 Accredited MASA official
After training for a number of years in boxing and an "on again, off again" affair with Judo, Shihan Glen Gibbons began training in Kyokushin Karate in 1986 at the Griffith (NSW) Dojo. It was an instant fit.
He has been fortunate enough to train under some of the best instructors in Australia (alphabetically): Sempai Sebastian Arciadarcono, Shihan Eddie Emin, Sempai Wally Grey, Hanshi John Taylor and Sensei Barry West.
Shihan Gibbons founded the Independent Kyokushin Alliance in 2012. Beginning with just 2 Dojo locations the IKA now has locations in the ACT, NSW, SA and VIC as well as branches in the USA and Pakistan. Shihan Gibbons is looking forward to growing the IKA both nationally and internationally.