Andrew Kantzavelos

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2018
Instructor of the Year – Kenpo

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2018
Instructor of the Year – Kenpo

I began my Martial Arts journey in 1979 at the age of 12 with the Adelaide Combined Martial Arts Club. At the time Kyojukai Karate and Ju jitsu were taught. By the age of 16 I had been graded to Black Belt and attained Sempai title at 18.

I continued with the Adelaide Combined Martial Arts Club until 1986 when it had closed down. In that same year I had jointly started Shinjukai with 3 others of ACMAC. Shinjukai ran until 1991. By the end of 1991 Adelaide Combined Martial Arts Club had re opened and I joined again. In 1992 I attained title of Sensei.

In December of 1994 Foreman Ju Jitsu (which was established in 1896) was formally aligned with the Adelaide Combined Martial Arts Club.

October of 1995 I was graded to 3rd Dan in Foreman Ju Jitsu and Kyojukai Karate. To my knowledge I am the only active member authorized to teach Foreman Ju Jitsu.

I continued with the Adelaide Combined Martial Arts Club until 1999 when work and study commitments took priority. However I still taught privately and conducted women’s self defense courses.

In September of 2004 I joined Crocodile Martial Arts Australia with Kancho Anthony Hockley as a white belt and worked my way up through the ranks. My current ranks are: 4th Degree Chinese Kenpo, 4th Dan Hockley Kempo, 3rd Dan Koshindo Ju-Jitsu, 3rd Dan Foreman Ju Jitsu, 3rd Dan Kyojukai Karate, 2nd Dan Kenpo Ju Jitsu, 1st Dan IKKA Kenpo Karate, 1sr Dan Kali Eskrima Arnis.

I am senior instructor at CMAA with the title of Renshi (attained in December 2013).

I am a proud supporter of Canteen and Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia. My love of cooking keeps me busy during my spare time. Unfortunately I don’t have the same skill level.