Peter McGuire 6th Dan Renshi Shihan, commenced as a student of Martial arts in 1973 as a 13 year old during the height of the Bruce Lee boom that swept the world. Peter practiced numerous styles including Chito Ryu Karate, Kung Fu & Wado Ryu Karate. Peter’s family relocated to Coogee and he joined Shihan Wayne Bridge in 1978 at his Coogee Dojo.

(1981) Peter achieved his 1st Dan Black belt.

(1983) Peter was promoted to 2nd Dan by Hanshi Yamamoto on his visit to Sydney.

(2014) Peter was promoted to 6th Dan Renshi Shihan by Hanshi Yamamoto on his visit to Sydney.

Peter has also practiced other Martial arts styles over the past 30 years, so as to enhance his traditional Karate striking skills, including 1 on 1 with Thai boxing master trainer “Khru” Denis Giakoumolos for more than 12 years and is currently studying Tenjin Jiu Jitsu. Both Wayne and Peter have worked as "private security" through their association and training with Zen Do Kai (Bob Jones - Goju Ryu) in the early to mid-1980’s and this has allowed them to work with some of the world's "biggest acts" including Bruce Springsteen and the E street band, ACDC and many rock festivals. Their collective diligence and expertise has allowed them to remain pre-eminient in their chosen sport and way of life.

Qualifications

6th Dan "Renshi Shihan" IKO Goju Ryu Karate

“MAIA” Martial Arts Industry Association - "Level 1" Accredited Martial Arts Instructor # 1438, Australia’s Peak Industry Body for Martial Arts in Australia

Certificate III in Fitness (Group fitness)

Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Executive Master of Business Administration (UTS)

Graduate Certificate of Commerce / Risk Management (UNSW)

Advanced Management Program (Wharton school, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Licenced Real Estate Agent & Accredited Auctioneer (NG Farah Real estate)

Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)

Diploma Financial Services (Financial Planning)

Marist Brothers Randwick (Marcellin College) Old boy