Our instructors have a minimum of 10 years studying and training in Kan Zen Ryu karate, and are committed to passing on the traditional karate techniques and values of Kan Zen Ryu.

Instructors are committed to providing a safe, fun, energetic and constructive learning environment for all students. We ensure that our instructors are experienced in teaching karate in a safe and welcoming environment.

Each of our instructors hold and up-to-date working with children check.

Instructor Kyoshi Tyraus Farrelly in karate gi smiling

Caption: Kyoshi Tyraus Farrelly

Kyoshi Tyraus Farrelly is Shinan Alenaddaf’s most senior ranked student, studying Kan Zen Ryu Karate for over 30 years. Like his Instructors, he has also trained with and studied many other styles of martial arts over this time. He is a 3 times National Open Black Belt Champion and a 5 times state champion.

Kyoshi Tyraus was the Head NSW State Coach for the National All Styles for 8 years, training many State and National Champions.

He held the position of State Technical Commissioner for the Australian Martial Arts Championships (AMAC), for 2 years before being promoted to his current position as the National Technical Commissioner for AMAC, & the International Technical Commissioner for WMAC, (World Martial Arts Championships) in 2010.

He was also a National Team Member for the World Karate Championships in 1996.

Kyoshi Tyraus is responsible for the development of the “Karate Goals Booklet”, unique to Kan Zen Ryu Karate Association of Australia, and has contributed to the evolution of Kan Zen Ryu Karate in Australia by exploring and introducing simple concepts which help students discover the “links” between basic and advanced techniques. The techniques found in Kan Zen Ryu Karate, such as advanced trapping, securing, grappling & take-downs will also be explored on the many video links planned for this site.

Instructor Senpai Rick De-Oliveira in karate gi smiling at camera

Caption: Senpai Rick De-Oliveira

Senpai Rick De-Oliveira has been practising karate since he was 14-years-old. Over the years he has studied various styles, such as Judo, Boxing, Kung Fu, and Tae Kwon Do. He achieved his first black belt in Tae Kwon Do in the early 1990s.

Following his Tae Kwon Do training, Rick joined Kan Zen Ryu Karate and was awarded his black belt in the style.

Instructor Senpai Will Searle in karate gi smiling at camera

Caption: Senpai Will Searle

Senpai William is an assistant instructor with our kids karate class.  He himself started in the kids class at 9 years old and has been training. Kan Zen Ryu Karate for over 12 years. William and is now one of our senior ranks within the Figtree Kan Zen Ryu dojo.

He is a fantastic role model of perseverance and dedication, rarely missing a class through his 12 plus years of training. He is great with the kids and maintains discipline while making class fun and energetic for the students.