Shihan Lindsay

Shihan Lindsay Guy 6th Dan is the founder of Guy's Karate School.

  • 6th Dan Shotokan Karate
  • 2nd Dan Taekwondo
  • Level 5 ISKA Referee
  • International Referee

He commenced training in the Traditional art of Shotokan Karate-Do in 1985 with Sensei Celso Bauer in Maitland NSW.

He obtained his Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) in 1990, his Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt) in 1992 with Ken Sei Kan under chief instructor Mark Passmore. Sensei Lindsay along with Sensei Paul Parker took over running Kim Dojo in Maitland some where about then.

Two years later he opened a dojo in Forster NSW, where he operated for approx 8 years. On returning to the Hunter Valley he began training with Shigan Taekwondo, obtaining his 1st Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo in 2007 until the expert tutelage of Master Darren Owens .

Opening his own centre in Rutherford in 2008.

Sensei Lindsay acheived his 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2011. Late 2011 a decision was made to return to the teaching of traditional Shotokan Karate, when Guy's Karate School was formed.

2012 the club established itself at Telarah Public School

In July 2017 moving to their own centre at Bradmill Ave in Rutherford

Sensei Lindsay was awarded his 6th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate in late 2019 promoted to Shihan by Hanshi Bill Young of Kaigan Kan Karate-do

Lindsay is also a director of the World Martial Arts Alliance

Member of
ISKA Australia
Ryu Kon Kai Australia
Ryu Kon Kai Kobudo Okinawa
World Martial Arts Alliance


1985 - Commenced training with Ken-Sei-Kan in Maitland with Celso Bauer
1987 - Won North Coast Open (Kumite) in Coffs Harbour
Selected in NSW KUA Karate Team to compete in Nationals in Adelaide SA, 2nd place in Kumite
1988- 1st place over 80kg in NSW Federation of Australian Karate-Do Organisation Championships
1990- Selected in the NSW State Karate Team to compete at Nations in Brisbane QLD.
Toured New Zealand with Tasman Cup team winning team Sparring event, beating NZ 6-0
Obtained 1st Dan Black Belt
1991- Toured Japan with Australian Karate Team to compete in All Japan Hard Contact Tournament, placing 4th in the heavy weight sparring
2006- 1st in Australian ISKA Championships (contact Sparring)
2007- 2nd in US Open Karate Championships, Florida USA
1st in NSW Country Championships Tamworth in both Contact and point Sparring
2008- World Cup Sydney Australia obtained 2nd in point sparring and 3rd in contact Sparring
2013 - Awarded Ïnstructor of the Year” by the International Sport Karate Association
2013 - Inducted into ISKA “Martial Arts Hall of Fame”
2016 - 1st ISKA  National No.1 competitor Over 35yrs
2017 - Awarded “Referee of the Year”by the International Sport Karate Association

Lindsay Guy



"Since moving from a different club to Guy's Karate our kids have excelled and matured into young martial artists "

— Amanda Fenn

"I started my kids at Guy's Karate School and now I am even training myself, what a great family atmosphere"

— Tim Stevens

"What a fantastic atmosphere, my kids really learn a lot of values"

— Julia James

"After several years of other ‘martial arts’ we came to Guy’s karate. My kids were burnt out from being pushed to compete and hounded into perfectionism.
Guy’s is a real breath of fresh air! The training is friendly, age appropriate and fun, my daughter loves it and feels like she has a club she can belong to. Character is more important than medals"

- Catherine




Guy's Karate School
Unit 1-40 Bradmill Ave, Rutherford
Contact 0499 968 389