Sensei Alex Karnasopoulos
Sensei Alex began her karate journey in 1999 with Shihan Trevor Tockar, trained under Shihan Kenny Uytenbogaardt for many years and operated her own dojo in Cape Town for 4 years. She achieved her shodan in 2004, and was graded to nidan (2007), sandan (2011), and yondan (2017) by Kancho Matsui.
Alex takes every opportunity to attend international seminars and black belt conferences and has been trained by instructors from all corners of the Kyokushin globe.
She was Australian National Kata Champion in 2009, 2010, and 2012 and won both individual kata and group kata in both Australia and New Zealand Nationals in 2012. She has held 15 kata titles (the most recent being the 2014 US Senior Kata title) and 7 fighting titles, and has competed in 7 World Tournaments for kata. Sensei Alex retired from fighting after her middle weight win at Australian Nationals in 2012.
Her focus as an instructor is on technical proficiency, form, and movement dynamics. Sensei Alex runs the North Bondi dojo kids program, teen program and adult novice and intermediate programs.
She is a registered IKO judge and travels to Japan regularly.