The Studio has a top notch, professional team with an incredible diversity of skills and experience. From Self Defence experts to Expert Facilitators, listed below is a little bit of information about our Senior Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Directors.

Jo Stenzel

Director and Instructor

Jo Stenzel is the director of the Studio. An International Modern Martial Arts Federation Australia (IMMAFA) certified instructor, 3rd Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate, which she was awarded in early 2016 and a 1st Dan in Kyusho Jitsu awarded in 2012 by Professor Steve Stewart 8th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate and 9th Dan in Kyusho Jitsu.  Jo is a qualified instructor in all levels of Kenpo Karate, achieved a 2nd Degree Brown Belt in Women’s Tactical Defence in 2008 and is a qualified instructor in Women’s Self Defence and Kyusho Jitsu. Jo is the founder and Senior Instructor of the Western Suburbs Satellite School situated in Springfield which commenced in early 2010.

Jo has a Certificate III in Fitness and has studied Personal Training and Fitness for Children and the Over 50’s. Jo is also a qualified PunchFit Boxing and GX Boxing Trainer and has completed the Certification for Coaching – General Principles. Planning to continue further studies in coaching and fitness, Jo continues her training for 4th Degree in Kenpo Karate and 2nd Dan in Kyusho Jitsu. She is also studying weaponry and is training towards an Instructor Certification in Arnis. Jo is Senior First Aid and CPR qualified and is a holder of a valid Blue Card.

Jo brings 25 years of experience in Financial Planning to the business and has a Diploma in Financial Planning. Jo works full-time within the financial services industry and continues to develop the professionalism of the Studio through further studies in Martial Arts and business.


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