The founder and head instructor of Keystone Martial Arts is Joe Bracks. Training in many different styles for over 28 years, Joe's passion for martial arts and teaching has seen him achieve multiple black belt dan grades or equivalents in many styles: - Jujitsu - 3rd Dan, Zen Do Kai Freestyle Karate, BJC Muay Thai Kickboxing, Taekwondo and in 2010 he was awarded his 3rd Dan in Japan by the International Budo Jujitsu Federation (IBJ).
Joe has also extensively trained in Western Boxing, Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While he continues to actively train and develop in all these systems, his main training focus is in Northstar Jujitsu /Shinbudo, where he holds a 3rd Dan under Andrew Dickinson Sensei who he has trained with for the past 24 years.
In October 2010, Joe made a return to competition after a 3 year break and won the IBJ (International Budo Jujitsu) and again in 2017 he won gold in the master division at the World Sports JuJitsu Championships (WCJJO) and is part of the coaching team for the national squad that will compete in Florida USA.
Joe is a registered and accredited Level 2 NCAS Coach (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme) and is the NSW State Rep for the Australian Jujitsu Federation.
"I know it's cliche but I get a real kick out of teaching and learning. Even after all these years of training I still get excited when I discover a new insight in something that I have practiced for many years and can't wait to get to class to show others." - Joe Bracks