Senior Karate Instructor
Sensei Leighton Wren began training with Ishinryu when he was nine. Over 20 years later he is now one of the most outstanding competitors and instructors that Ishinryu in Australia has produced.
Sensei Leighton achieved his shodan (1st Dan black belt) as a teenager. He then took a great interest in the competition side of karate. He was a national age champion at 16, and an intense and impressive adult tournament career followed. He represented NSW for nine years and won four National titles. He also won four Australian Open titles.
He represented Australia at four Oceania (three silver medals), a Commonwealth and Junior World Championships.
Sensei Leighton is a bronze (level 1) dojo coach as accredited via Sport Australia / AIS.