Debbie Swanson 4th Dan Shihan
Head Instructor – Kempsey Zen Chi Ryu dojo
In 2010 Debbie completed her 100 man kumite to cement her 3rd Degree Black Belt.
In 2015 Debbie graded for and was successful for her 4th Dan Black Belt.
She opened her own full time permanent dojo in 2012, which was the first for the town of Kempsey.
She also holds a Bachelor of Teaching – Early Childhood which drives her knowledge, passion and philosophy when instructing children the art of Zen Chi Ryu and is currently studying for Post Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education (Special Needs)
Holds a Certificate III in Sports Coaching, Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Assessment.
She also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
She has competed in many tournaments over the years with her best results being placed 2nd in the NSW NAS championship in 2002 and 4th at the WASO World championships in 2006.