Sensei Nikolaos Kourtessis
Sensei Nikolaos (Nik) Kourtessis:
Sensei Nik has trained for over fifteen years in Goju Ryu at Australian Goju Karate under Sensei Terry Carberry and his team of highly experienced instructors. Sensei Nik has also trained under Sensei Patrick Wong and under Shihan Hoban Wong, totaling over sixteen years in Goju Karate.
After two years of consistent training, Sensei Nik started teaching karate to kids as an assistant instructor. Just ten months later, Sensei Nik graded for and achieved his black belt successfully. Sensei Nik then started teaching kids and adult classes full-time.
Sensei Nik has won and placed many times in several state and national tournaments including Australian Karate Federation (AKF), National All Styles, (NAS), International Sport Karate Association (ISKA), Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA) and other numerous state and national tournaments and continues to do so.
Sensei Nik has now spent over 25 years independently studying other martial art styles such as Shotokan Karate, Taekwondo, Ninjutsu, Muay Thai, and Xtreme Martial Arts.
Sensei Nik is a qualified and certified instructor that who has completed a Level 2 first aid with St John Ambulance Australia.
Sensei Nik also works with many school and community groups across Victoria teaching Karate and Self Defence to people of all ages.
Nik also has a Diploma in I.T. networking (Cisco Packet Tracer) and Certifications in Apple OS and iOS support.
Nik is the owner and head writer/artist of a online graphic novel company, he also is an actor that has appeared in Documentaries, Music Videos, Short and Feature Films.