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Dai Shihan Gabby

20130220-065615.jpg  SENSEI GABBY

Daughter of Amelia & David Zarb. Gabby has been training since she was 5 years of age, and has continued training & developed her coaching skills over the 25 years of her experience in Goju-Ryu Karate.  She was the youngest female black belt in Goju Kensha Karate-do in Australiasia, achieving her Shodan-Ho at the age of 9. News programme TODAY TONIGHT also took an interest in her achievements and filmed an article, & followed her to the National Tournament Championship in QLD, where Gabby represented the state. 

“I have to thank my parents for the assertive & confident young woman that I have become today. I didn’t have any option throughout my childhood so I had to train 5 days a week. This has made a huge impact on my life throughout my teenager years and my adulthood.”

Studying Karate since 1992 (5 yrs of age)

Education:

> Completion VCE Mowbray College, Melton
> Diploma of Beauty Therapy
> Yondan 4th Dan Black Belt – Goju Ryu Karate
> MAIA – Martial Arts Industry Association- Accredited coach 
> Level 2 first aid
> Member of the Australian Karate Federation
> National All Styles (NAS) competitor, and state representative
> Diploma of Sports Coaching
> Diploma of Sports Development 
> Level 1 “Responding to Sexual Assault”
> WWCC & current police check 
> Anaphylaxis training course

Martial Arts Travel experiences:

< Japan, Tokyo

< New Zealand
< Tasmania (state championships)
< Gold Coast (national championships)
< NSW (state championships)
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