roland winterInducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2014
Budoka of the Year – Zen Do Kai

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2014
Budoka of the Year – Zen Do Kai

Roland started training in late 1983 at the age of 13; his first classes were in Taekwondo at the PCYC in Paddington, Sydney. He took up Zen Do Kai Freestyle in 1984. He graded to Black Belt in 1987 and 1st Dan in 1989.

In early 1993 he opened his first dojo in Bondi Junction, Sydney.In 2010 Roland was promoted to probationary 4th Dan (Renshi) and in 2012 graded to full 4th Dan status, receiving his probationary 5th dan from Rhett Junker, Kyoshi.

Roland commenced training in Japanese Swordsmanship in 2010 with Hans Fricke, Kyoshi) and was graded to Blue Belt 2nd kyu in April 2014. September 2013 Roland competed in Australasian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Melbourne winning a Gold Medal.

Roland joined the Police Force in 1996 and has completed a Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University. His other passion is coaching Soccer and he has been coaching women’s teams for 17 years. In 2013 he was voted by Manly Warringah Football Association as Coach of the Year ( Women’s Premier League).

  • 1987 – Shodan, Zen Do Kai Freestyle
  • 1989 – 1st Dan,    1994 2nd Dan,    1995 3rd Dan
  • 2010 – 4th Dan probationary.
  • 2012 – 4th Dan
  • 2012 – 5th Dan probationary.
  • 2012 – Gold and Silver medal winner, Australasian Jiu Jitsu Championships.