chris mcaneny

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2008
Budoka of the Year – Kung Fu – QLD

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2008
Budoka of the Year –  Senshi Ryu Do

The past 13 years of my life I have devoted to helping Young People in conflict with the law. I am currently a supervisor at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre situated in Wacol on the outskirts of Brisbane Queensland. A major component of my duties is to provide the Young People with a safe and secure environment. Many Young People admitted to the centre are from dysfunctional families and suffer from Drug and Alcohol addiction, violence, suicidal issues and/or sexual abuse. In some cases it is the first warm bed, meal and shower the Young Person has had in weeks.

I have Studied Martial Arts for 23 years. I initially studied Judo and Karate until my introduction to Kung Fu in the late eighties. Other personal interests and hobbies include Fishing & Crabbing; Four wheel driving; Camping; Lapidary; Maintaining a healthy life style and spending time with my family.

General background:

1981 Completion and graduation from High School
1982 Commencement of Trade Apprenticeship. Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)
1987 Completion of Apprenticeship. Qualified Motor Mechanic (QAS)
1990 Graded to instructor level Yee Chuan Kung FuMarried to my wonderful wife. The birth of my first child Matthew
1992 The birth of my second child StaceyLevel one coaching accreditation martial arts Australian kung fu Wu shu federation (AKWF)Queensland ambulance service trainer. Module 010 of diploma self awareness and protection for ambulance officers

Commenced employment with Queensland Government Family Services / Corrective

Services Department working with young people in conflict with the criminal justice system

1997 Programs coordinator Sir Leslie Wilson youth detention centre. Introduced structured t.a.f.e. programs for young people of the centreWorkplace assessor Queensland CorrectionsPresenter national corrective services education and vocational conference

Certificate III Queensland corrections

Control & Restraint instructor Queensland Corrections

1998 Presenter moving forward on youth detention conference Queensland correctionsChairperson NAIDOC COMMITTEE
2003 Certificate IV Training & AssessmentRiot training personal protective equipmentWorkplace health & safety officer qualification
2006 Certificate IV Training & Assessment upgradeAppointed Risk Management Officer Queensland AKWF COMMITTEEOfficial AKWF National championships
2007 Queensland Juvenile Detentions senior instructor control & restraintQueensland Government Ignite awards finalist (Smart state initiative)
2008 Attainment of Diploma of Government

Martial arts background:

1990 – Current Yee Chuan Kung Fu (Instructor) under instruction of Sihing Greg Buck
1989 – 1990 Chan Shih Chuan Kung Fu (Blue) under instruction of Sibak Neil Gilding
1986 – 1989 Kune Sao Do (Okinawan Karate) (Brown / Senior) under Chief Instructor Fred DavisSifu Greg Petersen (Budokan Karate, Double Dragon Kung Fu)Sifu Sin Chew (Budokan Karate)

Instructor 2nd Dan Judo Roy Davis

1985 – 1986 Tani-Ha Shitororyu Shukokia Karate (Orange) under Instructor 2nd Dan William Tebbutt
1977 – 1978 Judo Carp & Willow (Beginner)


Seminars and Events attended:

1986 Martial Arts Seminar Sifu Greg Peterson
1987 Martial Arts Seminar Kune Sao Do Karate Sifu Greg Peterson & Sifu Sin Chew
1988 World Karate Championships Sydney Australia
1989 Chan Shih Chuan Kung Fu Seminar Sibak Neil Gilding & Sihing Bruce Eclston
1992 Bush Survival Sihing Greg Buck
1993 Coaching Accreditation Australian Kung Fu Wushu Federation (AKWF)Reaccredidation every 3 years
2006 Nei Tao Sifu Jonathan MurphyOpen day Tom Long Kung Fu Sigong Henry SueAKWF National Championships Official
2008 Shaolin Kung Fu Grand Master Shi De Yang