Peter Rowe (2005)

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2005
Instructor of the Year – Zen Do Kai (Queensland)

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2005
Instructor of the Year – Zen Do Kai (Queensland)

Married to Tanya with two children Natasha 13 and Jarrod 10. Peter has many qualifications such as Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Laws, Diploma in Public Safety (Policing) and various Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.

His occupation is primarily a Law lecturer and Director of the Security Institute – a Registered Training Organisation. Qualified as a barrister-at-law in February 1993. Lived at various locations starting in Castlemaine Victoria, Albury-Wodonga, Canberra and Brisbane/Gold Coast. He is the Director Australasian Support Services for Pressure Point Control Tactics Inc (USA).

Admitted as a barrister, NSW Supreme Court February 1993, High Court of Australia March 1993, and also admitted to the Supreme Courts of Queensland and Victoria. Commissioned as an Army Legal Officer by the Governor-General in January 1997.

He has worked as a Federal Police Officer (reaching Acting Sergeant briefly, before resigning in August 2003) and previously worked as an Intelligence Officer with ASIO. Currently a Captain in the Australian Army Legal Corps (Reserve) posted to Canungra Queensland, formerly a member 2 Commando Company Melbourne.

He has performed community work as a volunteer Snow Ski Patroller and as a volunteer member of Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club and served a term as a Councillor for the City of Albury and member Tourism Albury-Wodonga Board.

Sensei Rowe is a member of the Security Industry Council NSW which advises the Police Commissioner and Minister on security industry matters and has served in various positions including President of the Association of Security Training Organisations (NSW), Crowd Controllers Consultative Committee (VIC), Industry Training Advisory Boards and various martial arts associations.
Has worked as a General Duties Police Officer based at Belconnen Canberra. Awarded Police Service Award for contribution to the Canberra bush-fires devastation in January 2003 in which 4 lives and 550 houses were lost.

MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY

7 June 1972 Started training at Frankston Club (Melbourne) with Dave Berry then under Billy Marine Zen Do Kai

1 March 1978 Opened Wodonga and Albury Zen Do Kai clubs. Training under Bob Jones – Zen Do Kai

20 July 1978 Graded Shodan Ho and Shodan by Sensei Dean Watt at Bendigo

9 Sept 1978 Awarded Sempai teaching title at Bendigo

12 Sept 1980 Second dan grading – Flinders Street Melbourne. Graded to San Dan Ho and Sensei by Bob Jones

13 March 1981 Graded to 3rd Dan in Melbourne by Billy Marine

March 1983 Opened many Zen Do Kai Clubs in Canberra

Late 1984 Graded to 4th Dan in Canberra by Bob Jones

Feb 1986 Opened club in Brisbane

1987 Graded to 5th Dan in Albury/Wodonga by Bob Jones

Dec 1992 Graded to 6`h Dan by Bob Jones

18 Jan 2004 Graded to Probationary 7th Dan by Bob Jones

He has conducted clubs in:

Albury (still operating under Kyoshi John Mee 6th Dan) Wodonga (started 1978), Tallangatta, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Wangaratta, Corowa, Howlong, Jinderra, Wagga Wag ga, Culcairn, Junee, Mentone, Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra and others.

He has also trained in Tae Kwon Do and military unarmed combat whilst a member of 2 Commando Company

PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Trainer (Pressure Points Instructor Trainer, Defensive Tactics Instructor Trainer, Baton & Handcuff Instructor Trainer.

Have acted as ACT Chief Kickboxing/Thai Boxing Referee (2002-3), Judge in Kickboxing/Thai Boxing from 1982 onwards