Md Nashriq Bin Md Nassir started Judo in 2001. After obtaining his 1st Dan, he went to Japan to further his Judo knowledge under Sensei Kashiwazaki at International Budo University. Nashriq is a multi National Junior Champion and won numerous Malaysian Judo circuits. In 2007 he represented Malaysia to the SEA Games in Philipines.Currently Nashriq is a 2nd Degree black belt in Judo and recently been appointed as the Penang State Judo coach.
Ramlan Ahmed Sensei, 4th Dan (Yoshinkan Aikido) is a registered instructor (Level 3) with the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation, Japan. He began studying Aikido in the year 1995 under tutelage of Sonny Loke Sensei. At the end of the year 1997, he was graded to 1st Dan Black Belt by Kancho Inoue Sensei who is currently the Headmaster of International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation, Japan. In early 1998, Ramlan Sensei became a student of Thamby Rajah Sensei. He has participated in various demonstrations in Japan, Australia, Indonesia and Thailand. He has also trained under world renowned Aikido instructors such as Kancho Inoue Kyoichi, Tsutomo Chida Sensei, Takafumi Takeno Sensei, Yasuhisa Shioda Sensei (son of Soke Gozo Shioda) and Robert Mustars Sensei (Canada). Ramlan Sensei has been constantly going to Japan and Australia, attended various classes and courses and recently participated in the 50th Anniversary International Demonstrations in Japan (Sept, 2005). In June 2000, Ramlan Ahmed Sensei set up his organization with a few objectives:
Farid Ambiah Sensei started practicing Aikido while he was doing his I.T. Degree in France, in the year of 1995. After his study and came back to Malaysia, he joined The Aikido Shudokan Malaysia and learned Yoshinkan Aikido under Ramlan Ahmed Sensei in the year of 2003. His dedication in these martial arts makes him a fulltime student and uchi deshi (live-in student). In the year of 2005, under guidance of Ramlan Sensei and two years of intensive training, he was graded to 1st Dan by Joe Thambu Shihan.
50th All Japan Yoshinkan Demo 2005 remarked his first international participation. He accompanied Ramlan Sensei and performed in the Demonstration and also trained at Hombu Dojo, Tokyo.
Later in 2006, he spent one month intensive training in Melbourne under Joe Thambu Shihan, to gain knowledge, skills and experience. He was graded to 2nd Dan by Joe Thambu Shihan in the year of 2007.
Farid Ambiah Sensei had participated in various seminars, local and international, such as in Sydney, Singapore and Bandung, Indonesia and trained under well known instructors like Kyoichi Inoue Hanshi, Robert Mustard Sensei, Joe Thambu Shihan, René VDB (Aikikai) and Malcolm Tiki Shewan (Aikikai).
As martial arts enthusiast, Farid Sensei also is a skillful practitioner of Silat Gayong (Traditional Malay Arts) for four years since high school.At present, Farid Ambiah Sensei is a full time instructor for adults and children.
BRAZILIAN JIU JUTSU (BJJ)
Pedro Pacheco Fernandes
Weight Division: Meio-Pesado (88kg-194lbs)
Pedro Pacheco Fernandes Biography
Pedro Pacheco Fernandes was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1974. He started grappling Judo when he was 5 years old, though he changed to “Luta Livre Esportiva” (a Brazilian form of submission wrestling) when he was 16. After one year training Luta Livre in Rio de Janeiro, Pedro moved to the south of the country, namely to Florianópolis. As he established himself in this new town, he found out that his neighbour, Antonio Claudio Collares “Tonicão”, was a black belt in BJJ, in fact, he was the only operational jiu jitsu black belt in the south of the country (this was before Crolin Gracie arrived to the region). Fernandes immediately started his classes with “Tonicão” at the Ataque Duplo Academy, the year was 1990.
Pedro Pacheco Fernandes started coaching Jiu Jitsu in Brazil back in 1993 as an assistant coach, a job he carried over when he moved to Auckland, New Zealand where he opened Tu Kaha BJJ academy.
Master Antonio Claudio Collares “Tonicão” awarded Pedro all his belt, including his black belt in a ceremony that took place in October 2002.