A True Leader and Master Instructor Mr Fari Salievski, is more than just the head of the KMA schools, a leader by example and a positive role model for all that come in contact with him. He is highly regarded in the international martial arts and business community for his honesty and personal success.
Currently he heads Martial Arts Professionals; an organisation dedicated to promoting excellence within the martial arts industry & raising the standards of professional services to students and their communities.
In addition, Master Fari heads Korea Hapkido International, Korea Hapkido Australia and is also a representative for MA Success(MAIA USA) and Benny "The Jet" Urquidez (World famous kickboxing legend and champion)
Since 1982 training and teaching has been consistent, a minimum of six days per week of not only teaching time but active training becoming Australia's only instructor to be Korean graded and certified for each and every Dan level (up to 5th Dan) in South Korea. 6th & 7th Dans in the U.S with the same Grandmaster (10th dan In Sun Seo)
The title of "Master" does not come via a mail order or certificate but it is a title bestowed upon the recipient by their Grandmaster. Master Fari has earned his title through hard work, establishing himself with an international reputation of quality & integrity.
Credentials & achievements include ;
Government Recognised Qualifications
College Certification -Advanced Marketing
Master Security License Holder for over 10 years
Certificate 2 in Security Operations for 15 years
Senior 1st Aid Certificate
National Coach - NCAS Level 1 & 2
Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training (BSZ40198)
Certificate IV in Sports Coaching (SRS40203) Sports Specialisation: Martial Arts
Certificate IV in Fitness SRF40201 (Personal Trainer)
Personal Safety Expert (Completed course by Tom Patire).
Master Instructor Taekwondo 7th dan (wtf)
Master Instructor Hapkido 7th Dan
Ultimate Black Belt Test Graduate (1 of only 30 in the world, only person in Australia)
Master Instructor Korea Hapkido International
BJJ-Brazilian Jiujitsu Instructor since 1996
BJJ certified with John B Will,Jean Jacques Machado & Gracie Academy headquarters
Professional Mixed Martial Arts Instructor and have taken people from beginner to cage ready levels! MMA Top Team has become Australia's premier MMA fight team
American Top Team certified(ATT):January 2010
Modern Arnis (Remy Presas System) Filipino Combatives Black Belt tested by Mr Nick Nicholas(1993)
Kyusho Jitsu(pressure points) Certified 4th Dan Black Belt
Human pressure Points Certified levels I & II
Made Australian History by staging the first "Australian Martial Arts Industry Supershow-October 2006.
2007 Inductee World Karate Union Hall Of Fame : Hapkido Instructor of the year
Australasian Martial Arts Hall Of Fame : 2007 Hapkido Instructor Of The Year. This recognition was very special having been nominated by 10th Dan Grandmaster Barry Bradshaw & 7th Dan Master Ian Pollet
Trained with the MMA elite of the world including Frank Shamrock, Greg Jackson, John Hackleman and regularly with the American Top Team (Ricardo Liborio), to name a few.
MMA Australia™ founder
International Kenpo Karate Federation member
Officially introduced Caged Fitness™ to Australia
An international speaker & motivator appearing at the martial Arts Summit in England October 2008 and the MA Supershow in Vegas July 2009 (this event featured Tony Robins).
2009 Graded & tested at the Gracie Academy Torrence CA USA
ISKA-Internation Sports Karate Association lifetime achievement award;February 2010
Appointed head of ISJA-International Sports Jujitsu Association of Australia.
Hapkido commendation for the development & promotion of the martial arts,awarded in Korea March the 4th 2010
KMA rated 3rd overall in the ISKA world cup Championships Oct 2011 including MMA grand champions
March 2011 awarded the ISKA Hapkido Instructor of the year
Certified By Benny "The Jet" August 2011
December 2012 completed diploma in sports development
March 2015 Tested for Japanese Kempo Jiujitsu Black Belt with Hanshi Ian Pollet
7th May 2016 Brazilian Jiujitsu Black Belt ( I.B.J.J.F) International Brazilian Jiujitsu Federation
11th November 2016 Awarded 7th Degree (WTF) World Taekwondo Federation
Trained Australia's first World duel weight title holder MMA - Martin Nguyen,watched by over 1 billion people
Rated No1 MMA Coach in Asia
Be the Product- Be the Example
Many can "talk the talk" but few "walk the walk" Master Salievski lives martial arts each day as evidenced by his fitness and active participation in all classes. He lives the philosophy of martial arts, both he and his children are a product of all that he teaches.
"It is very important to understand what you are practicing, and not just automatically repeat all that you have learned. Understanding is the foundation of any work. With understanding, you will be able to know your goal. Once you know your goal, your mind can be firm & steady. With this understanding, you will be able to see why something has happened, & what the principles & theories are behind it. Without all this, your work will be done blindly, & it will be a long & painful process.
Only when you are sure what your target is & why you need to reach it, should you raise the question of how you are going to do it. The answers to all of these questions form the foundation of your practice, & will help you avoid the wondering & confusion that uncertainty brings. If you keep this foundation, you will be able to apply the theory & make it grow - you will know how to create. Without this foundation, (being the roots) what you will learn will be only superficial branches & flowers, and in time will wither".
As a master instructor I hope to assist in establishing this foundation. To improve your body and above all, to assist you in clearing your mind. To keep it calm, centered & balanced for a better martial art way of life.
Ultimate Black Belt Test
Congratulations Master Fari on completing The Ultimate Black Belt Test and also achieving 7th degree Hapkido!
Master Fari is back and very proud of himself and so are we!
Master instructors from all over the world have been calling & emailing him to congratulate him on his outstanding performance!
It's great the whole world has now seen how good he is, he has built a very good reputation for himself, his talent & our school! We are so lucky we have him here everyday!
I thought I would enclose two emails of some of the congratulatory emails he has received, one of them was from his idol ;Master Ernie Reyes Snr.
From KMA black belts;
You have been up lifting to me spiritually, because of your commitment and dedication to the arts.Of all people you probably had the biggest excuse to possible drop out, because of the distance, financial commitment, and time away from your family and school.
But you are true to the arts and your word which is special during these times and days of modern day martial arts.
Thanks for sharing a martial arts moment with me that was special since my daughter tested the same time you did.It is amazing how fate turns out.It has been a spiritual moment also more than you can imagine.
Thanks for sharing your philosophy on what is the essence of your Black Belt Test.
I wish you all the success, happiness, and health to you, your family, and students.
Martial Arts For Life!
p.s I am too trying to continuously live up such a heavy but inspiring title (Master Instructor)
Very few people would be willing to put out the energy and resources you did to attend the UBBT. You made a great leap of faith --and I think you did quite well.
I'm going to award you your ultimate black belt...and I wish you well in your future adventures. I'm so proud of you I could spit!