Michael Quin (2019)

Michael Quin

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2019
Lifetime Achievement  – Zen Do Kai

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2019
Lifetime Achievement  – Zen Do Kai

For years, martial arts have been my passion. I began training in 1983 and went on to achieve my Shodanho ranking in 1986 and Shodan rank in 1988 under Shihan John Buttigieg.

In 1991, I launched Firestorm Martial Arts. We are a well-respected club that provides effective martial arts, fitness and self defence programs for children and adults.

I have instructor qualifications in various martial arts systems including BJMA Freestyle Karate, Philippine Stick and Knife Defence, (Escrima) and Muay Thai Kickboxing.

I hold Diplomas in Sports Coaching and Fitness and am First Aid Level 2 qualified. I am a member of The World Karate Association and World Kickboxing Association. I was awarded BJMA Instructor of the year in 2000, BJMA Contribution Award in 2006, and was member of the BJMA Steering Committee from 2002-2005.

I am community focussed. I regularly conduct fitness and stretching classes for community groups. I was awarded Club Person of the Year and a 25 Years of Service Community Service Awards at the 2017 Knox Sports and Leisure Awards. Firestorm was also announced as Best Club Initiated Program at these awards.

  • 25/10/1986 Achieved Black Belt Zen Do Kai
  • 23/10/1988 Achieved 1stDegree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • 27/7/1990 Achieved 2nd Degree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • 12/12/1991 Achieved 3rd Degree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • 21/10/1995 Achieved 4th Degree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • 24/11/2001 Achieved 5th Degree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • 28/8/2008 Achieved 6th Degree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • 11/10/2014 Achieved 7th Degree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • 13/10/2018 Achieved 8th Degree Black Belt Zen Zo Kai
  • BJMA Black Belt Coordinator for Victoria 2006-2017
  • BJMA First Degree (Shodan) Coordinator for Victoria 2018 – present