SHIHAN GLENN COXAN
Shihan Glenn Coxon is the founder of Bushidokai (Est 2000) and is an Internationally recognised Master Instructor, Coach, facilitator and innovative business consultant.
With over 50 years in the martial arts, he holds Black Belts in 5 styles of Martial Arts, is a former State and National Champion and has trained in Japan, China and extensively in the USA.
In his travels he has worked with many local and international celebrities including as a training partner to the legendary Chuck Norris, amongst others. He was also the first non-American to Dan Grade with the legendary Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez having trained under the guidance of Sensei Benny since 1988. Glenn promoted the largest martial arts workshop tours and sports martial arts events ever conducted throughout Australia and is widely regarded as Australia’s foremost authority for these event promotions.
With a multitude of successful event credits, he is applauded as one of the world’s leading Martial Arts promoters and tactical business entrepreneurs. His reputation is that of someone who delivers quality without compromise evidenced by a bevy of ground-breaking events to his credit.
As a specialist Coach & facilitator he has worked with a broad spectrum of Australia’s largest private and public-sector companies including the big 4 Australian banks, Google, Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone, Foxtel, Universal Studios, ING, McDonalds, Zara fashions, Sanatarium, NSW Health, Sydney Harbour Authority, AFP, to name a few.
He has consulted widely on innovative project development/management in areas encompassing coaching, program development, early childhood education, financial services, sports promotion and television production.
Shihan Glenn has also been very active in his personal chase for competitive achievement. He has been noted by Guinness World Records as the “World’s foremost authority on board breaking”. He holds the top 3 Guinness World Records for breaking pine boards including the ‘Most pine boards broken in 1 Minute” (359 Boards); a record which has remained unbroken for more than a decade.
As someone who has faced many challenges, not the least of which was over coming Stage 4 Cancer; typically, he met the challenge, utilised his life experiences and coached himself to beat the odds and is now a regular supporter to the Cancer Council as well as an ambassador for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Research Hospital in Sydney.
As the founder of Executive Defence Studio in Sydney, Shihan Glenn has built a reputation for developing students and Instructors of the highest calibre over many decades. He also conducts specialised corporate training programs and is in demand as a public speaker.
SEMPAI BEN ILLACQUA
With over 25 years of experience to his credit Sempai Ben brings a wealth of experience to the Bushidokai family. Starting at 4 years of age and obtaining his Black Belt at just age 10 (somewhat unheard of at the time), Ben has demonstrated his dedication to the martial arts in spades.
Sempai Ben has trained across multiple disciplines including Tae Kwon-Do, Kwon-Bop-Do, Ben Kan Ryuha Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Thai Boxing, Kyokushin Karate and Bushidokai. This multi-disciplinary experience has empowered Ben to become a more rounded martial arts instructor built on morals, respect & loyalty
Having enjoyed great success in the competition arena, years of dedication to his students and as a very successful Dojo owner, Sempai Ben brings a wealth experience to the Bushidokai group. His dedication to quality, ensures you receive the very best tuition and development.