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Combat Coaches Align their Tokyo '2020 Vision'

28 Mar 2017


The AIS Combat Centre have developed an interactive seminar series tailored specifically to inspire, inform and connect Australia's high performance combat sport coaches on track to Tokyo 2020.

Twenty high performance coaches from Australian Taekwondo, Boxing Australia and Judo Federation of Australia gathered at the AIS on 24-26 March for the first of two 'Vision 2020' Combat Coach seminars.

Coaches were selected by their sports on the basis they would have a heavy influence on outcomes for Australia's highest performing boxing, judo and taekwondo athletes over the next two Olympic cycles.

AIS Combat Centre lead, Clare Humberstone said the aim of the seminar series was to provide coaches a high quality knowledge forum, exchanging of ideas and solutions within and between sports and to help accelerate development of Australian combat sport athletes towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

The first seminar was facilitated by Melbourne Business School with assistance from the AIS's Performance Coaching and Leadership team. The focus of the seminar was on the coaches reflecting on and further developing their high performance leadership skills. Following on from the seminar, many of the coaches made remarks of being more self-aware and vowing to try new things to improve their communication, conflict resolution and leadership skills back in their home environments.

The next seminar is scheduled for 26-28 May.

 'Vision 2020' Combat Coach Seminar Participants

  • Jodi Brown | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Dianne Carn | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Danny Crkvencic | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Terrence Fernandez | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Ben Hartmann | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Ruth Hock | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Ali Khalil | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Allan Malachowski | Australian Taekwondo 
  • Justann Crawford | Boxing Australia Limited
  • Gavin Coehn | Boxing Australia Limited
  • Mark Evans | Boxing Australia Limited
  • Paul Panos | Boxing Australia Limited
  • Brad Patullo | Boxing Australia Limited
  • Andrew Smith | Boxing Australia Limited
  • Kevin Smith | Boxing Australia Limited
  • Brad Broadhead | Judo Federation of Australia
  • Ben Donegan | Judo Federation of Australia
  • Brad Fong | Judo Federation of Australia
  • Dennis Iverson | Judo Federation of Australia
  • Maria Pekli | Judo Federation of Australia

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