Mirko Milic Sensei


Sensei - 4th Dan

(Shinzo Dojo Canberra)


Mirko holds a ‘Yondan’ (4th Degree black belt) and has 38 years experience.  He’s been training at Shinzo Dojo Canberra since 2017 and is the head instructor.

Mirko, originally from Wollongong, started training in Kyokushin Karate in 1981. He joined the Wollongong Dojo which was operating at the now defunct Downtown Gym and achieved his coveted black belt in 1991 under instructor Sam Gerovasilis. Mirko has fought in many full contact tournaments as a middleweight fighter and participated in numerous Kyokushin seminars, camps and gradings over the years . Mirko was a senior instructor for many years in the Wollongong Dojo and later ran the Shellharbour Dojo with fellow instructor Glen Fuz.

Having trained and competed during the Kyokushin ‘golden years’ of the 1980’s and 90’s, Mirko understands the true value of hard and consistent training and is a strong believer that Kyokushin is a way of life and that every training session should be better than the one before. ‘Kaizen’ or continuous improvement is something he strongly advocates.

Mirko has also participated in many other fighting arts including Judo and Kickboxing and is a big fan of AFL. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree and is married with 3 children and works at Canberra Toyota.

Mirko works closely with Sensei Brendon Cunningham who recently relocated back to Canberra. Both instructors have a combined experience of over 70 years!

Mirko and Brendon are also assisted by other black belt instructors Keith Nichol 2nd Dan and Timothy Liu 1st Dan.

Mirko encourages anyone interested in learning a genuine and effective Japanese martial art to contact the dojo and give Kyokushin a try.


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