Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2013
Instructor of the Year – Kobudo
Dr Nigel Farrier MB BS (London). Born 1st October 1953 in Ilford, Essex, UK. He went to Primary School : Upminster, Essex and then to Secondary School : Oakham Public School, Rutland, before going on to the University of London : obtained medical degree (MB BS) in 1978.
Worked in Ashford Hospital, Middlesex for 2 years then entered General Practice in Staines, Middlesex.
Married Linda Hare 8th January 1977, two children born 1980, 1983. Now with one grandchild born 2011
Emigrated to Australia in 1984 initially working in a small wheat belt town as a GP (Pingelly) before moving to Mandurah and setting up a new medical centre there. Worked as a GP there, Golden Bay, Secret Harbour and now back in Mandurah working as a skin cancer doctor.
Martial arts career started with Shotokan Karate International Australia in 1992. Obtained Shodan through them (under Kanazawa Sensei) in 1996. Karate study has continued to this day.
Also in 1996 started studying Japanese style Ju Jitsu and Okinawan Kobudo which are also still studied to this day.
Founded the Martial Arts Education Centre in Mandurah and formed Koshin Bushido Kai Karate, Ju Jitsu and Kobudo in 2002.
2012 co founded the ‘Fight4Life WA Inc’ a fundraising venture of martial artists raising funds to help fight cancer
Martial arts highlights:
1996 : Shodan SKIA
1998 : Shodan Ko Tora Kai Karate
1999 : Nidan Ko Tora Kai Karate
2002 : Formed Koshin Bushido Kai Karate, Ju Jitsu and Kobudo
2003 : Sandan Ko Tora Kai Karate
2005 : Koshin Bushido Kai Ju Jitsu Shodan
2006 : Koshin Bushido Kai Karate Yondan
2007 : Koshin Bushido Kai Ju Jitsu Sandan
2008 : Inducted into the Brotherhood of Martial Artists Hall of Fame
2009 : Koshin Bushido Kai Karate Godan
2009 : Raised $9,800 for Peel Health Foundation to go towards the building of the new Paediatric Ward at Peel Health Campus
2010 : Attended and taught at the Fight for Life fundraising event in Melbourne, Vic
2011 : Matayoshi Kobudo Shodan
2012 : Co founded Fight4Life WA Inc. Raised $6,000 for cancer research through the dojo. Attended and taught at the Fight for Life fundraising event in Melbourne, Vic
National Coaching Accreditation Scheme : Level 3 Coach
Australian Ju Jitsu Federation WA representative