Joe Gomes (1997)
Inducted into the A.M. A.M.A.H.O.F/W.K.U.H.O.F for 1997
MAN OF THE YEAR: KICKBOXING
DISTINGUISHED BOARD MEMBER (N.S.W. VICE PRESIDENT)
Sijo Gomes has had over 21 years experience in martial arts, studying many martial arts during this period and obtaining Dans in various styles. He holds self-defence instructor certificates in some styles also.
The title “Sijo” is a prestigious Chinese master’s title, which is recognised and registered with the “Cloud Forest World Chinese Martial Arts Association” in which Sijo Gomes is a lifetime member.
He is the founder, chief instructor and master of Lung Sik Kuen Fung-Fu, having a sincere belief that his system emphasises training in neo-traditional karate, Ju-Jitsu, Muay Thai,
Certified Muay Thai Instructor “World Muay Thai Council”
Certified self-defence Instructor “Walksafe Self-Defence and Corral System Arnis”
Certified Kickboxing Instructor “Black Belt Pro Thai Boxing Studios”
NSW Government Registered trainer in amateur and professional kickboxing and western boxing
Honored with a police and security commendation for bravery in assisting a police officer subdue a felon.
Over 14 years experience in working as a security operative including crowd control, concert security, bouncer work, bodyguard duties.
Sijo Gomes has had the honour and privilege to be inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame for 1996 as “Eclectic Martial Artist of the Year”. He was also inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame for 1996 as “Instructor of the Year – Chinese Boxing” and “Eclective Martial Artist of the Year”. 1996 also saw Sijo Gomes being chosen as a distinguished board member for N.S.W. for the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame.