Willem has completed four years of physical education & sports , finished a three year marine corp leadership training and has been in the health & fitness industry for over six years
He has a passion for traveling, reading, Jiu-Jitsu, heavy training and coaching
At home you will often find him meditating, in his books, discussing with friends or cleaning up
I have been living in Australia for little over a year, coming from the Netherlands. Moving to Australia and leaving my family and friends behind was one of the hardest decisions of my life but a worthwhile one.
Meeting Kiley and getting into a partnership with her has skyrocketed both our lives as the both of us were used to doing everything by ourselves. And my respect and love for her made it an easy choice to stay here in Australia
Taking on challenges is something that has always been a part of me, whether it doing an NCO training over at the marine corp, doing two periods in one year, taking on several jobs at local gyms or getting the highest level at a videogame.
I always enjoyed the feeling of making an impact and advancing, which is why videogames were such an issue in my earlier years, which changed when I got into the gym.
Exercise has also been a part of my life from my earliest years with judo and kickboxing, I just loved being able to do things and feel good about myself.
But after my physical education I finally got to understand how the body works and seeing the effect my coaching had on people in need was an eye opener to me.
It is my wish to teach kids how to move early on and support parents and the community through keeping them fit and healthy.
Kiley is a third dan black belt Martial Artist, a level 4 personal trainer, the owner of a dojo and a mother of three.
She has a passion for karate, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and general strength training.
At home you will often find her working in the garden, reading or running errands for the household or dojo
Sensei Kiley Baker has been training in Martial Arts since 1995 and teaching since 1998. She was the only full time instructor in the City Dojo under Shihan George Kolovos for several years. She obtained her San Dan (Third Dan) under Shihan Kolovos in 2013 and also her black singlet in Titans Kickboxing.
She has been teaching and competing in Martial Arts such as Kyokushin Full Contact Karate, Titans Kickboxing and teaching Kids Karate for many years. She is a three time Victorian Kyokushin Full Contact Champion winning the lightweight division in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and a two time World Ring Karate Australia (WRKA) Champion. During her fighting career Sensei Kiley Baker has competed and won in many tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Her other qualifications are having completed certificates I - III in Sport and Recreation and level 2 First Aid. She is also a Registered Judge and KickBoxing trainer with the Professional Boxing and Martial Arts Board of Victoria.
During her karate Martial Arts training, she has had the opportunity to train with many great instructors (not in rank order) such as Shihan George Kolovos, Shihan Eddie Emin, Sensei Maria Rich (formerly Sensei Maria Gibilisco), Sensei Judd Reid, Shihan Hasegawa, Sensei Gonghan (Shanghai China), Shihan Cameron Quinn, Shihan Kazumi Hajime, Shihan Oishi, Shihan Shichinohe, Shihan Tabata, Shihan Jim Phillips and Shihan John Taylor. They have all provided their unique view of the martial arts and as always it is not only a privilege to have trained with them, but an experience to simply be in their presence.
Sensei Kiley has also travelled to Thailand on several occasions to attend training camps in Muay Thai Kickboxing. The kickboxing in Thailand is far removed from what we know it as in Australia. Students in Thailand train as much as you and I work. At the age of 5 these young boys are already title holders in their division. To see these young boys fight full contact Thai rules as perfectly as they do at this age can only be described as inspirational. By the time they are 21 they have an enormous number of fights under their belt and to have met some of these fighters is truly a humbling experience.
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