Mr Ian "Aussie" Pape
Hometown: Forest Lake, Queensland
Style Practiced: Kenshinkan International Karate
Rank: 4th Dan, Branch Chief Forest Lake
Mr Ian Pape has been involved in the NAS for 16 years, both as a competitor and a judge. He has been an active competitor over those years, so is able to see refereeing and judging from “both sides of the fence”. Some of his achievements are:
NAS National Championship Finalist (fighting)
NAS State Champion, Veterans (fighting)
WASO Champion, Team member WASO vs Other Countries
NAS – Level 4 Referee
NAS – QLD Technical Director
NAS National Trainer
Sensei Aussie (Ian) has been involved with martial arts for the past 35 years.
In 2003 he became a student of Shihan James Casey, Chairman of Kenshin-Kan International Karate. Kenshin-Kan International Karate was derived from Kyokushin Karate.
A dedicated student, Aussie trained 3 days a week for 4 years, obtaining his Sho-dan in 2007, Ni-dan in 2009, San-dan in 2011 and Yon-Dan in 2015
Aussie works very closely with Shihan Casey, running a full time dojo at Forest Lake 2 days a week and he continues to travel to the Gold Coast once a week to train at Honbu, Burleigh Heads RSL.