For more than 35 years, local dad Mike Quin has dedicated his life to martial arts.

As Head Instructor and owner of family-based club, Firestorm Martial Arts, in Bayswater and Park Orchards (VIC), Mike has not only enjoyed his personal journey in martial arts, he has also enjoyed supporting and teaching hundreds of kids and adults to be the best version of themselves at his club.  

Mike’s dedication has paid off after he was inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the World Karate Union Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement Zen Do Kai at a ceremony in Canberra last weekend.

Mike is only one of eleven who were awarded this accolade. Few reach this level in their career, so this means Mike joins an elite group of fellow martial arts specialists.

This award recognises Mike’s 35 years of continuous service to martial arts development and leadership, as well as his community-minded spirit.

Mike is naturally humbled. “I am over the moon the be recognised with this award, however I couldn’t have got this far without the continual support from my family and club. This is also a huge award for them,” Mike shares.

Mike’s dedication doesn’t stop here, he wants to continue to support the development of martial arts, as well as mentor and empower others. He is truly dedicated to this sport.

Martial Arts is a popular activity for children and adults up and down the country. Mike firmly believes that the benefits of martial arts are endless.

“Not only can martial arts assist with physical changes such as posture, athletic achievement, and sporting prowess, it can also increase a student’s self-confidence, self-esteem and overall wellbeing.

To find out more about Firestorm Martial Arts, call Mike on 0419 327 672 or visit

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