Photo gallery   Academy of Traditional Fighting Arts

 

Perth's premier martial academy with branches in Bayswater and Nedlands.
Note: These photos are in no particular order and are a record of various College events over the last 10 years or so with the occasional image from Kancho Nenad's and Shihan Dan's early days in martial arts.

Another 5.00am start at the 1998 Intensive Training
Above: Another 5.00am start at the 1998 Intensive Training.

Sensei Dan leads the morning run during the 1998 Intensive Training Week
Above: Sensei Dan leads the morning run during the 1998 Intensive Training Week.

Students watch a demonstration at dawn during the 1998 Intensive Training
Above: Students watch a demonstration at dawn during the 1998 Intensive Training.

 

 

 










 

 

 

Sempai Adam being photographed in high flying action during the 1993 Intensive Training
Above: Sempai Adam being photographed in high flying action during the 1993 Intensive Training.

Sensei Dan illustrates a point about balance by throwing two students simultaneously at a Gashuku in 1992
Above: Sensei Dan illustrates a point about balance by throwing two students simultaneously at a Gashuku in 1992.

Sempai Adam, Sensei Martin, John Will and Kancho Nenad in 1999.
Above: Sempai Adam, Sensei Martin, Brazilian Ju-Jutsu expert John Will and Sensei Nenad in 1999.

 

 
 

A morning lesson at the 1996 special course held by Lao Tze Bob Davies, Sensei Nenad and Dan's teacher.
Above: A morning lesson at the 1996 special course held by Lao Tze Bob Davies, Sensei Nenad's and Dan's teacher from 1981 to 1996.

Lao Tze Bob Davies teaching Bokken techniques during his 1996 visit.
Above: Lao Tze Bob Davies teaching Bokken techniques during his 1996 visit.

Visiting 'Ray Hanas' martial arts supplies store (from left to right: Sensei Nenad, Sunil, Mrs Parek, Sensei Dan and Lao Tze Bob Davies).
Above: Visiting 'Ray Hanas' martial arts supplies store (from left to right: Sensei Nenad, Sunil Parek, Sunil's Mum and co-owner, Mrs Parek, Sensei Dan and Lao Tze Bob Davies).

 

 


Above: Kancho Nenad with Wing Chun grandmaster William Cheung in 2002.

Sensei Dan and visiting instructor Sensei Athol practise 'Crazy Devil Staff form' in 1994.
Above: Sensei Dan and visiting instructor Sensei Athol Nelson practise 'Crazy Devil Staff form' in 1994.

Sensei Dan, Sensei Nenad and Sensei Athol practise 'Crazy Devil Staff form' in 1994.
Above: Sensei Dan, Sensei Nenad and Sensei Athol practise 'Crazy Devil Staff form' in 1994.

Dan and Nenad practise Sai Drill in 1987.
Above: Dan and Nenad practise Sai Drill in 1987.

 

 

Sensei Dan in 1988 as a Shodan 2nd level
Above: Sensei Dan in 1988 as a Shodan 2nd level

Sensei Dan practising 'Wooden Dummy' in 1990.
Above: Sensei Dan practising 'Wooden Dummy' in 1990.


Kancho Nenad and students with Goju Kai Shihan Sal Ebanez and Sensei Bob Allen in 2002.

 

 

Sensei Bob Davies in 1984 training with a 'Chi-Shi' a 'focus' training aid.
Above: Sensei Bob Davies in 1984 training with a 'Chi-Shi' a 'focus' training aid.

Dan in kata-winning action (Junior white belt category!) in 1982.
Above: Dan in kata-winning action (Junior white belt category!) in 1982.

Sensei Bob Davies and Dan, age 18, after his Brown belt grading in 1985.
Above: Sensei Bob Davies and Dan, age 18, after his Brown belt grading in 1985.

 

 

Sensei Nenad demonstrates a 'ushiro mawashi geri' at a Gashuku in 1998.
Above: Sensei Nenad demonstrates a 'ushiro mawashi geri' at a Gashuku in 1998.

Sensei Nenad and Dan improvise 'Hojo Undo' (power training) equipment at the 1991 Gashuku in Shannon forest WA.
Above: Sensei Nenad and Dan improvise 'Hojo Undo' (power training) equipment at the 1991 Gashuku in Shannon forest in the south west of Western Australia.

Sensei Dan and Nenad with Sensei Higaonna in 1994.
Above: Sensei Dan and Nenad with Sensei Morio Higaonna in 1994.

Lao Tze Bob Davies giving a talk at the 1990 'Decadal' gashuku.
Above: Lao Tze Bob Davies leads the morning discussion at the 1990 'Decadal' gashuku in South Africa.

Sensei Nenad leads his group through 'Chi-shi' training at the 1990 'Decadal' gashuku in South Africa.
Above: Sensei Nenad leads his group through 'Chi-shi' training at the 1990 'Decadal' gashuku in South Africa.

Sensei Nenad leads his group through 'Ishi-sashi' training at the 1990 'Decadal' gashuku in South Africa.
Above: Sensei Nenad leads his group through 'Ishi-sashi' training at the 1990 'Decadal' gashuku in South Africa.

Pre-dawn training at the 1992 Intensive training: Sensei Nenad and Dan.
Above: Pre-dawn training at the 1992 Intensive training: Sensei Nenad and Dan.

 

 

Sensei Dan and Nenad with Master Kanazawa in 1996.
Above: Sensei Dan and Nenad with Master Hirokazu Kanazawa in 1996.

Sensei Dan teaching the Kid's class in 1994
Above: Sensei Dan teaching the Kid's class in 1994

Peter Birmingham and Jamie Breen in 1994
Above: Peter Birmingham and Jamie Breen in 1994.

 

 

Sensei Dan teaching the Kid's class in 1994 (Mike Le Page in front at left of photo).
Above: Sensei Dan teaching the Kid's class in 1994 (Mike Le Page in front at left of photo).

Sensei Martin in 1993.
Above: Sensei Martin in 1993.

Sensei Martin teaching a beginner (Tim Hull) in 1989.
Above: Sensei Martin teaching a beginner (Tim Hull) in 1989.

 

 

Sensei Dan, Tai-Chi Master Earle Montague and Sensei Nenad in 1994.
Above: Sensei Dan, Tai-Chi Master Earle Montague and Sensei Nenad in 1994.

'Triple Warmer' exercise: Sensei Nenad, Sensei Dan and Tai-Chi Master Earle Montague in 1994.
Above: 'Triple Warmer' exercise: Sensei Nenad, Sensei Dan and Tai-Chi Master Earle Montague in 1994.

Sensei Nenad practising a 'focus' exercise in 1987.
Above: Sensei Nenad practising a 'focus' exercise in 1987.

 

 

Sensei Dan and Sensei Nenad practising 'Seiyunchin' at a training seminar held by Sensei Graham Ravey in 1998.
Above: Sensei Dan and Sensei Nenad practising the kata Seiunchin at a training seminar held by Sensei Graham Ravey in 1998.

Sensei Dan testing Sensei Nenad's 'Sanchin' at a 'Gashuku' in 1994.
Above: Sensei Dan testing Sensei Nenad's 'Sanchin' at a 'Gashuku' in 1994.

Sensei Dan leads a Tai-Chi class in 1991.
Above: Sensei Dan leads a Tai-Chi class in 1991.

 

 

Sensei Nenad performs a scissors takedown on  Sempai Martin at the 1991 Intensive Training Course.
Above: Sensei Nenad performs a scissors takedown on Sempai Martin at the 1991 Intensive Training.

Sempai Jeff applies a 'figure 4' lock and throw at a black belt grading in 1996.
Above: Sempai Jeff Cosgrove applies a 'figure 4' lock and throw at a black belt grading in February 1996.

 

 

Tired, but happy, a group of black belts pose after a grading in summer 1996.
Above: Tired, but happy, a group of black belts pose after a grading in February 1996 (Back row: Sensei Dan, Sensei Nenad; Middle row: Rob Tagliaferri, Jeff Cosgrove; Front Row: William McCleary, Malcolm Reeson, Adam Pawlowski).

Adam and Martin practise bokken kata in 1993.
Above: Adam and Martin practise bokken kata in 1993.

Sensei Nenad and Dan practise 'Kakie' in the surf: 1993.
Above: Sensei Nenad and Dan practise 'Kakie' in the surf: 1993.

 

 

Senior group poses with Lao Tze Bob Davies during his 1993 visit.
Above: The senior group poses with Lao Tze Bob Davies during his 1993 visit.

Group photo during Sensei Peter Banks visit in 1990
Above: Group photo during Sensei Peter Banks visit in 1990.

Scott Ponton performs a 'mawashi geri' at a grading in 1996.
Above: Scott Ponton performs a 'mawashi geri' at a grading in 1996.

 

 

Sensei Dan throws Rob Tagliaferri at 1992 Intensive Training.
Above: Sensei Dan throws Rob Tagliaferri at 1992 Intensive Training.


Above: Shihan Dan and Kancho Nenad with Aikido and 'Svebor' (traditional European mediaeval martial arts) teacher Professor Milosevic in 2002.

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