Founder and Head of Style
Sensei Tony Hails is the number one Ishinryu student worldwide. He has been training with Ishinryu for almost 40 years.
Sensei Tony competed for England and later emigrated to Australia, quickly becoming an Australian Citizen. He was an incredible competitor, winning dozens of titles domestically and many at international events.
He competed at four WKF World Championships, two as team captain and achieved two fourth places (team and individual) in 1986 (Sydney).
Impressively he won many Asian Pacific medals, the most spectacular being individual and team gold in 1989 (Sydney), with both finals against the Japanese.
Whilst competing he also coached NSW, and later was part of the coaching team for Australia. He has coached at four senior and two junior WKF World Championships.
Since 2006 Sensei Tony has been the Mentor Coach to the Fijian Karate Federation, developing their squad and coaching staff to greatly improved international performances.
Sensei Tony has instructed on Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 10th Dan summer course 15 times. He has conducted numerous camps and seminars for Ishinryu in England, Canada and New Zealand.
Sensei Tony Hails is a silver (level 2) dojo instructor, as accredited via Sport Australia / AIS.