Meet our Coaches

Kris Spence – Owner – Head Coach

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Kris is a lifetime martial artist with over 30 years experience in multiple disciplines. He began his journey in Tae Kwon Do in the mid 80’s and has never looked back. He has trained extensively in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as trained in multiple other styles around the world in many different countries. For a full bio click here


Gordon (Jock) Armstrong – Instructor – Zen Goshu Goshinjutsu and Nakamura ryu.


Gordon or Jock is an extremely knowledgeable martial artist that has studied around the world in various disciplines. He has lived and trained in Japan and holds a 5th dan in Nakamura ryu batto do and kaicho [founder and chief instructor] of ZGBK teaching goshin jutsu. He currently teaches both of these arts at the Academy. For full bio click here


 Greg Hinks – Instructor – Bujinkan – Budo Taijutsu

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 Greg began his Martial Arts journey in the early 70’s studying Judo right here in Townsville. After moving in the early 80’s he began training in a Bujinkan Dojo in Port Macquarie. This has been the focus of his Martial Arts training ever since and has provided him to live and study in Japan under the masters of the Bujinkan where he has awarded the rank of Jugodan. Greg currently teaches his art at the Academy to a small but dedicated group. For full bio click here


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