All Class instructors are accredited under the MAIA (Martial Arts Industries of Australia). We have policies on child protection. Our instructors are required to have a Working With Children Check. They all have at least 8 years experience and attend instructors' courses set out by Kancho Terry Lim.
Shihan Wayne began with Loong Fu Pai Martial Arts in 1986. He has been teaching martial arts since 1990. Wayne is head instructor of the Cockatoo Dojo which has been operating in the district since 1983.
Dojo: Hampton Park
Shihan John has been training in martial arts since 1969. He joined LFP in 1995 and has been an instructor since 1998. John has a background in the martial arts of Aikido and Taekwondo. He also holds the rank of Lakan Isa (black belt) in the Filipino martial art of Arnis (stick fighting).
Dojo: Inverell (NSW)
Dojo: Jimboomba (Qld)
Sensei Deb started with LFP in 1996. Now living in Queensland, Deb has run a successful dojo since 2005. Deb trained in Penang in Mushin-Aikijutsu with Soke Francis Sami in 2006. In 2008 Deb discovered a pure sword style of martial arts from Korea called Haidong Gumdo and has added classes in this at the Jimboomba Dojo.
Dai Sensei Neil completed the LFP Instructors course in 2002 and began as an assistant instructor at Lysterfield childrens class that year. Neil trained in Penang, Malaysia in 2004 and 2006 and was the recipient of LFP's Bushido Award in 2007. Neil holds a Diploma of Sport Coaching (Martial Arts) and a Diploma of Sports Development.
Dojos: LFP Honbu (Wantirna Sth) & Scoresby
Sensei Doreen began training with Loong Fu Pai Martial Arts in 1993. Doreen has participated in numerous training trips to Malaysia which have included training with Tang Lang, São Lim and Mushin Aikijutsu.
Sensei Aaron began Loong Fu Pai Martial Arts in 1997. He is the youngest LFP student to achieve his Black Belt, doing so at the age of nine. He has won several State, National and Oceanic awards representing LFP. Aaron has been assisting students and instructing since 2001.
Dojos: LFP Honbu (Wantirna Sth), Longwarry & Lysterfield
Dai Sempai Jack started training in 1999, graded to his junior shodan in 2005 and then senior shodan in 2013. He has attended two overseas training trips to both Penang and Phuket. Jack trains six days a week and is currently Loong Fu Pai's youngest head dojo instructor.
Dai Sempai Holly started training with Loong Fu Pai in 2006 and opened Selby Dojo in 2012 after her black belt grading. Dai Sempai has twice travelled overseas with Kancho to train in other martial arts styles and also holds the rank of Shodan in the Japanese martial art of Iaido.
Dojo: Belgrave South
Sempai Melinda has been studying and practicing Martial Arts since 2002. Melinda attended the “2010 Penang – Malaysia Encounter” with 23 other LFP members. Melinda has tertiary qualifications in teaching children and has a great interest in anatomy. Melinda is currently studying and training for her Nidan grading.