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Roy Hebden Sensei at the Yoseikan, Shizuoka Japan

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Mitchi Mochizuki Sensei's visit in 2002

Roy Hebden Sensei, Yoshiaki Unno Sensei and Steven Weir Sensei




Roy Hebden Sensei (YWF Australian Representative)

Roy Hebden Sensei started Karate with Steven Weir Sensei in Forrestfield as a Junior. He has been training at Forrestfield since then and took over the club in 1997. He has also trained extensively with Yoshiaki Unno Sensei in both  karate and kobudo as well as some iaido and aikido. As an instructor and the technical director (Australia) of Yoseikan Budo Roy Sensei has over twenty years experience in Yoseikan Karate and Kobudo having started Yoseikan Budo in 1981. Due to the clubs' affiliation with the Yoseikan World  Federation and the vast knowledge and expertise this world body represents, he is able to pass this experience on to his students. By regularly visiting Japan and the Hombu in France and hosting Senior YWF instructors Roy Sensei endeavours to ensure that Yoseikan-Budo uses the latest teaching methods to help each student to reach their full potential in both martial arts and also life.   Roy Sensei has been fortunate enough to have trained with Hiroo Mochizuki Shihan, Mitchi Mochizuki Sensei and Mario Ambrosini Sensei gaining significant experience and knowledge in Yoseikan Budo.  In 2002, 05, 06 Sensei travelled to France and took part in the International Yoseikan World Federation (YWF) Seminars presented by Hiroo Mochizuki Shihan.  At the 2002 seminar Hebden Sensei was appointed the Australian Representative of YWF (Club number 275). In that same year the club was honoured to host Mitchi Mochizuki Sensei's educational visit to Australia.

 Roy Sensei has a Level One Coaching Qualification in Karate from the Australian Coaching Council and is an instructor recognised by the Australian Karate Federation (AKF). He and his senior students regularly update their karate coaching knowledge through courses and seminars offered by this federation. Roy Sensei currently holds a third dan in Yoseikan Budo and also Karate, a first dan in Matayoshi Kobudo and is graded first dan in Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido. 

Yoshiaki Unno  Sensei 

Unno Sensei was born in Shizuoka Japan in 1950, he started his martial arts training at an early age under Mochizuki Kancho at the Yoseikan dojo in Shizuoka before coming to Australia in late 1974.  Unno Sensei introduced Yoseikan Budo into Western Australia and was the former State Coach of the Western Australian Karate team.  He held 32 dan grades including a 6th dan in Karate. Although Unno Sensei retired from martial arts due to failing health he maintained a keen interest in all things budo. Unno Sensei passed away in June 2006.

Stephen Weir Sensei   

Steven Weir Sensei one of Unno Sensei first students opened the Forrestfield dojo in 1980. He taught Yoseikan Karate at Forrestfield for over ten years before handing over the day to day running of the  club to his senior students. In this time Stephen Sensei also represented both Western Australia and Australia in sport karate.  Stephen Sensei also trained in Japan under the watchful eye of Minoru Mochizuki Kancho. Although he did not officially train after the mid 90s Stephen Sensei kept his technique sharp and contributed his considerable martial arts knowledge to Yoseikan Budo helping with gradings and tournaments. Sadly Stephen Weir Sensei passed away in January 2007 after a long battle with illness.

Minoru Mochizuki
Hiroo Mochizuki


Firm in defense, victorious in offense, able to keep whole without ever losing, seeing victory before it happens, accurately recognizing defeat before it occurs-this is called truly subtle penetration of mysteries. The Art  of War by Sun Tzu. Translated by Thomas Cleary

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