John Trebilco

Year Began Martial Arts: 1987

After walking into his first dojo around 1987 John has been as enthusiastic as they come with training and later teaching martial arts.

After achieving his Black Belt in 1997 he moved to the Gold Coast from New Zealand permanently in 2001.

Then in 2006 he opened his very own school after teaching for his instructors elsewhere for some time.

He maintains his own training weekly in a variety of martial arts styles and has also competed in a number of events from Judo and BJJ to Shoot Fighting, Muay Thai and Karate and he also has teaching qualifications throughout a number of fields. That are listed below:

Martial Arts Ranks

  • 6th Degree Black Belt -  Goki Kai Kan Karate - Kyoshi
  • 5th Degree Black Belt - Goju Ryu Traditional Karate
  • 4th Degree Black Belt - Jissen Budo - Sensei
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt - Zen Do Kai - Sensei
  • Provisional 3rd Khan - Muay Thai - Kru
  • Black Belt - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Brown Belt - Kosen Judo
  • Brown Belt - Judo (JFA)
  • 4th Degree Grey Belt - Kinetic Fighting Integrated Combatives



  • Diploma in Sport Coaching majoring in Martial Arts
  • Certificate 4 in Fitness
  • Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • PPCT Baton Handcuffing for Security and Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Accredited Coach with Judo Australia
  • Licenced KEF IC Instructor
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children - Blue Card
  • Assorted other certification in Coaching and development of Kettlebell Training, Olympic Weight lifting, Developing Resilience in Youth, Child Development and much more.



  • Nerang Black Dragon Kai BJJ Student of the Year 2018
  • Silver Kai



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ROBINA (est 2022)