Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2008
Martial Artist of the Year – Goju Karate
Alex Alt was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 13th July, 1960 and is married with two children and currently living in Nerang, Queensland. He attained the level of 5th. Dan black belt Master Instructor – Shihan rank Goju Karate in 2005. His interests are Martial Arts, World Rally Racing and Football.
It has been stated that only the most dedicated and tenacious of students will reach the rank of 1st Dan, Shodan, the initiation, or the very first level of the Black Belt ranking system.
Only a handful of those will then go on to obtain the rank of 3rd Dan, even fewer will gain 4th Dan Jokyo THEN Sensei and then Renshi, however it is from the 4th Dan level of achievement that the few dedicated karate-ka who will eventually gain Master status are chosen. Within this ranking system is embedded a hierarchical level of seniority regarding Shihan status. The highest of these is Hanshi usually awarded at 8th 9th or 10th Dan and only to the very most senior members both in age and experience, of the Association or Dojo.
Renshi and Shihan is the first level within the Shihan ranking system and can be awarded at 5th Dan.
Karate-ka who practice for approximately 12-15 years under the direction of a Shihan, Master Instructor, can reach the rank of 3rd Dan-Sandan.
This ranking leads to the qualification of Shidoin, Assistant Instructor.
Fourth Dan-Jokyo, Fifth Dan, then Shihan and above are ranks awarded to very few individuals. Usually, recipients of such grade levels have devoted the majority of their life time to the study of Budo in various forms, and have made outstanding contributions to the chosen art concerned.
Alex Alt has produced 200+ Black Belts in Victoria, some of these students have represented himself and Karate organisations in local, state, national and international competition. Some of these Black Belts have also become instructors, opening schools , under his direction and consultancy with strict guidelines.
Sporting History and Profile
|1987 to Current:||
Ceberano Sporting Industries, Martial Arts Schools Development Officer, Personal Trainer / Karate Instructor
|2000 to Current:||
Personal Training – Home and out calls
|1999 to 2002||
Re-Located to Queensland to establish Tai-bo -Martial aerobics. Teaching and assessing Tai-Bo instructors and Creating Tai-Bo centres on the Gold Coast
Attained the level of 5th. Dan black belt, Master Instructor – Shihan rank Diado Jukyu Karate
|1990 to 1999||
Alexander Alt’s Karate Studio, Chief Instructor & Personal Trainer
|1989 to 1999||
St.Kilda IGK School Chief Instructor
|1995 to 1996||
South East Melbourne Magic Pre & Mid season Fitness coach and Team flexibility Coach
|1994 to 1999||
Train and Assess in Flexibility, Self Defence, Fighting Skills and First Aid
Attained fourth Dan Renshi Rank Master Level
Achieved accreditation in Boxercise and White Collar Boxing.
|1992 to 1996||
Returned to Kata National Championships competition
Competed at national level, achieving runner-up every year
|1990 to 1995||
Refereed at all levels of competitions.
Maccabiah President Victoria for Martial Arts.
Represented Australia at the first World Goju Kai tournament
|1989 to 1999||
Opened full time karate school in St. Kilda-Melbourne
|1985 to 1987||
Returned to Canberra as part of apprenticeship
Continue building and re-establishing schools
|May to July 1985||
Represented the USA on the Atlanta team
Continued to compete Australian Capital Territory Champion in Fighting and Forms
|1984 to 1986||
Successfully established school in Canberra
|1984 to 1989||
Apprentice Karate Instructor
Represented Goju Kai Australia in Japan.
Achieved Black Belt.
Graded by Grading panel lead by Shihan Tino Ceberano
Commenced instructor training with Master of Teaching Shihan Tino Ceberano
Commenced Martial arts training in St. Kilda with first Sensei Louigi Spissiri.