Sunshine Coast Karate

It's more than just kicking & punching

Shihan Martin Phillips

  • Co-Founding Instructor of Sunshine Coast Karate
  • Sunshine Coast Karate Head Instructor
  • QLD Chito-Ryu Karate Regional Head Instructor
  • Co-Founder of Karate4Life Edojo


Training History: Studying Chito-Ryu Karate-Do since 1984.
Dan Level: 5th Dan
Instructor Qualification:  Shihan (Master Instructor)


Competitive Highlights:  

  • Numerous AKF regional, state and national championship podium finishes 1987 – 1999.
  • Represented Australia at WKF World Championships in 1994 & 1996
  • Podium finishes (Kata &/or Kumite) at the International Chito-Ryu Championships (also known as the Soke Cup) in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2017.  Winning gold in 1989 and 2017.

Coaching Highlights:

  • Students representing Sunshine Coast Karate and Australia at International Chito-Ryu Championships.  Numerous outstanding performances, podium finishes and international karate champions in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017. Most recent, 6 gold medalists, 3 silver medalists and 3 bronze medalists in 2017.


Shihan Martin Phillips performing Sanshiru kata with wife Shihan Sandra Phillips at the 2010 International Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Championships

Last updated:  January 2019

What People Say About Martin Sensei

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Michael Noonan Sensei (7th Dan, Renshi)

Head Instructor - Tasseikan Dojo, Sydney


These comments were prior to a visit to Noonan Sensei's dojo Dec 2017.

"Martin Phillips Sensei, the co-founder of Sunshine Coast Karate will be joining us for the week. Martin is the current Open Black Belt World Champion, we could very easily have him teaching as a guest Instructor for the week himself. Unfortunately his visit is overshadowed somewhat by having Soke Sensei with us. However I hope our students will seek Martin Sensei out and learn from his vast experience as a competitor and senior Chito Ryu Instructor."

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These comments were after a training trip to Japan that coincided with a visit to Japan from Noonan Sensei & Snow Sensei Jul 2018.


"Snow Sensei and Phillips Sensei are returning from their training in Japan. Although it was only a short stay for me it was a real pleasure to train and socialise together. They are both excellent Karate-ka, dedicated to their personal training and the growth of their students. I’m sure they will return reinvigorated, full of enthusiasm from Soke’s training."


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Sunshine Coast's premier full-time martial arts dojo with over 40 classes per week

Teaching team lead by Martin & Sandra Phillips (both World Champions and Master Instructors)

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An inspiring community of over 220 members on the move and strengthening with every year

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2/14 Depot St (Access via Progress Rd)
Maroochydore, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Across the road from Energex


Ph: 0435 255 323

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