Kerrie Mee (2008)

kerrie mee

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2008
Instructor of the Year – Karate – QLD

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2008
Instructor of the Year – Karate – QLD

Born on 25th September, 1971, in Victoria, Shihan Kerrie Mee moved to the Gold Coast with her family in 1979 and began her martial arts training with tae kwon do in 1987. In 1992 she commenced training karate-do with Hanshi Pat McKean (9th dan), received her Shodan Ho (provisional black belt) in 1997 and began teaching part-time in the same year. Shihan Kerrie Mee is the chief instructor of Kenkokan Karate-do on the Gold Coast, has been teaching full-time since 2001 and is a 4th degree black belt.

Kerrie has competed in numerous tournaments, both Koshiki (safety contact) and non-contact. To this day, she remains unbeaten in Koshiki Kumite at club, inter-club, state and national levels. She has won 5 National Titles in Koshiki Kumite and 1 National Kata Title. Since retiring from competition in 2002, due to serious injury sustained in her final tournament, Kerrie has been actively involved in refereeing and officiating tournaments, and coaching the students. In 2006 she was awarded Most Outstanding Martial Artist for her personal sacrifices and contributions to the Australasian Martial Arts Community by Shihan Gary Alexander (10th Dan).

Kerrie is also graded to 3rd Dan by Hanshi Masayuki Kukan Hisataka (9th Dan) in World Koshiki Karate-do, Ist dan by Seishinkan in Iaido and 1st Dan by Soke Shiokawa (10th Dan) in Tanjo. She has travelled throughout Australia and has twice been to Japan for intensive martial arts training. She is proficient with the weapons of arnis, tanjo, bo, bokken, katana, sai and nunchaku. Her weapon of choice is the bo.

Since the induction of her teacher Hanshi Pat McKean to AMAHOF in 2003, Kerrie has befriended and trained with many of the AMAHOF inductees.

The Kenkokan organisation promotes the martial art of karate and self defense, to teach the student both physical and mental discipline. Hence a great deal of emphasis is put on achieving not only flexibility and aerobic fitness, but also learning to relate to a strict set of moral values which are often forgotten in today’s society. Kenkokan Karate-do is based on traditional methods as well as scientific and safe principles.

Kerrie trains regularly with her students and gets to know all students and their families personally. She instigated the Tiny Tigers program within Kenkokan Karate-do in 2003 and dedicates herself to the personal development and welfare of the students. Her current occupation is as an accountant and martial arts instructor.

MARTIAL ARTS DETAILS

Kenkokan Karate-do Provisional Black Belt 1997
Kenkokan Karate-do lst Dan 19 September 1999
WKKF (Hanshi Hisataka) Is’ Dan 18 November 1999
Kenkokan Karate-do 2″a Dan 24 June 2001
Kenkokan Karate-do 3rd Dan 16 August 2003
WKKF (Hanshi Hisataka) 3rd Dan 20 April 2004
Seishinkan Iaido Iaido – Is’ Dan 15 August 2004
Mugairyu (Soke Shiokawa) Tanjo – lst Dan 19 September 2005
Kenkokan Karate-do 4 th Dan 28 July 2007

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YEAR DATE DETAILS
1971 25 – Sept Born in Warrnambool, Victoria
1987 & 1988   Started training WTF Tae Kwon Do with Glenn & Mark Parmley
1992   Started training in UKB Kenkokan Karate-do with Hanshi Pat McKean
Attended 6-monthly gradings progressing from 10t” kyu white belt to 1St kyu brown belt
Numerous Inter- club Tournaments – both non-contact and Koshiki (safety contact)
1997 4 – Sept Koshiki National Titles – 1st place kumite, 2″d place kata
30-Nov Awarded provisional black belt by Hanshi Pat McKean
1998 17-May Koshiki Regional titles, Gold Coast – 1st place kumite, 1st place kata
7-Jun Attended grading at Kenkokan Newcastle, participated in demonstration
2-Aug Koshiki State Titles, Inverell – 1″ place kumite
30-Aug Koshiki Regional Titles, Gold Coast – 1st place kumite, 1st place kata
4-Oct Koshiki National Titles – 1St place kumite, 2nd place kata
1999 16-May Koshiki Regional Titles, Gold Coast – 1st place kumite, 1st place kata
13-Jun Koshiki State Titles, Inverell – 1st place kumite, 3rd place kata
1-Aug Koshiki Regional Titles, Gold Coast – 1st place kumite, 1st place kata
19-Sep Awarded 1st dan by Hanshi Pat McKean
3-Oct Koshiki National Titles- 1st place kumite, 1st place kata
18-Nov Awarded International 1st dan by Hanshi Hisataka
2000 27-Aug Koshiki Regional Titles, Gold Coast – 1st place kumite, 1st place kata
2001 10 & 11 Mar Attended and assisted instructing at Coffs Harbour Camp – Hanshi Pat McKean
7-Apr Attended grading at Inverell, participated in seniors demonstration
28-Apr Seminar – Hanshi Pat McKean
6-May Koshiki Regional Titles, Newcastle – 1s’ place kumite
10-Jun Seminar at Inverell, assisted Hanshi Pat McKean
24-Jun Awarded 2″d dan by Hanshi Pat McKean
8-Jul Koshiki State Titles, Inverell – 1st place kumite
30-Sep Koshiki National Titles, Gold Coast – 1st place kumite
2002 17-Feb Attended opening of Nick King’s new dojo in Inverell.
Participated in seniors demonstration
7-Apr Completed First Aid Level 2 Certificate
5-May Koshiki Regional Titles, Newcastle – 1″ place kumite, 2″a place kata, 2″d place weapons
8 & 9 June Attended and assisted instructing at Coffs Harbour Camp – Hanshi Pat McKean
14 & 15 Sep Attended fundraising events & grading in Inverell and participated in demonstrations
28 & 29 Sep Participated in Masters Seminar at Orange – Kancho Barry Bradshaw 10th dan, Hanshi Pat McKean 8th Ian Pollet 7th dan, Renshi Sharon Pollet 6th dan
24-Nov Participated in Masters Seminar on Gold Coast- Kancho Barry Bradshaw 10’n dan, Hanshi Pat McKean 8th dan Kyoshi Ian Pollet 7th dan, Sharon Pollet 6th dan, Jon Hayward 5th dan
2003 22 & 23 Feb Attended and assisted instructing at Coffs Harbour Camp – Hanshi Pat McKean
15 & 16 Mar Participated in Masters Seminar at Orange – Kancho Barry Bradshaw 10th Dan, Hanshi Pat McKean 8th Ian Pollet 7th dan, Shihan Fari Salievski 5th dan
6 to 8 June AHAMOF – Canberra. Attended for Hanshi’s induction and 9th dan presentation. Performed and participated on the AMAHOF demonstration day
16-Aug Awarded 3rd dan by Hanshi Pat McKean
2004 7 to 21 April Japan Trip – intensive tanjo & iaido with Soke Shiokawa 10t” dan, Mugairyu laido & Shito Ryu Karate-do
7 to 21 April Japan Trip – intensive karate & Koshiki training with Hanshi Hisataka 9t” dan, Shorinji-ryu Kenkokan Karate-do
Awarded 3rd dan by Hanshi Hisataka
20-Apr Awarded 3rd dan by Hanshi Hisataka
May Attended seminar in Orange, NSW
5 to 7 June Attended AMAHOF awards in Perth, participated in savate training
14 & 15 Aug laido training & seminar with Seishinkan laido under Kancho Glenn Stockwell
15-Aug Awarded 1st dan by Seishinkan laido & special encouragement award by Prince Kaya of Japan. Hosted Soke Shiokawa on Gold Coast
19-Sept Participated in Masters Seminar on Gold Coast- Kancho Barry Bradshaw 10t” dan, Hanshi Pat McKean 9t” dan
30-Oct Participated in training seminar with Shihan Gary Alexander 10t” dan, Combat Issinryu and WKU inductee
31-Oct IAMA Australasian Titles – attended with students from hombu, officiated & refereed
2005 4-June AMAHOF – Gold Coast, hosted the Bridgeman Savate crew from Perth
5-June Performed and participated on the demonstration day, including wakasashi training with Drs Braff & Hufford
6-June Bridgeman Savate from Perth – participated in intensive savate training at hombu dojo
9 to 19 Sept Japan Trip – intensive karate, bo & koshiki training with Hanshi Hisataka 9t” dan, Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karate-do
9 to 19 Sep Japan Trip – intensive iaido & tanjo training with Soke Shiokawa, Mugairyu laido & Shito Ryu Karate-do
Awarded 15t dan in Tanjo by Soke Shiokawa
1 to 3 0ct Melbourne trip for training with Kancho Bradshaw
29-Oct Participated in training seminar with Shihan Gary
Alexander 10t” dan, Combat Issinryu and WKU inductee
29-Oct Received Award for Outstanding Instructor 2005 by Bal Catalico at the 2005 IAMA Australasian Titles
30-Oct IAMA National Titles – officiated & refereed entire day in support of AMAHOF inductee Bal Catalico
2006 14 to 15 Oct Attended Australian Martial Arts Supershow on Gold Coast presented by Fari Salievski with forums by Richard John Will & Patrick McCarthy
27-Oct Awarded Most Outstanding Martial Artist 2006 for personal sacrifice & contribution to Australasia Martial Arts Community – from Kyoshi Bal Catalico, IAMA
28-Oct IAMA National Titles – officiated & refereed entire day in support of AMAHOF inductee Bal Catalico
28 to 31 Oct Hosted Shihan Takako Koizumi on Gold Coast, participated in intensive Shito Ryu training
2007 1-July Moved to new hombu dojo in Ashmore Road, Molendinar
28-Jul Awarded 4th dan & Shihan title by Hanshi Pat McKean at new Dojo Opening. Performed various demonstrations