Jason VorsterJason Vorster

Owner and head trainer, Shuriken NZ

Jason has been fighting since he could stand. Having been trained under the watchful eye of his father, 6th Dan Larry Vorster, he graded for his black belt in Kyokushin Karate at 17 years.

During his fighting career he won the South African Kyokushin Karate title, and became South African Kickboxing Champion. Jason then set his sights on Mixed Martial Arts and his record stands at 5 wins, and 1 loss before retiring from competitive fighting to train the next generation of kiwi fighters.

During this time Jason has been involved in the training of many champions, and went on to achieve his 4th Dan Black Belt.

Jason has been the New Zealand WAKO ring coach for the past eight years and also works closely with YouthLine ™ – Changing lives, one person at a time.
NZMMAF National MMA coach for the last 4 years .



Paulo “Sorriso” Oliveira

Paulo “Sorriso” Oliveira

Paulo is one of the leading practitioners of brazilian jiu jitsu in New Zealand.

  • 18 years involved in the sport
  • Trained under Carlson Gracie’s black belt Carlos Lima.
  • Affiliated to
    • ATT – New Zealand


  • Abu Dhabi NZ Trials 2010 bronze medal (black belt)
  • 2009 – NZ National Champion ( best team)
  • 2008 – NZ National Champion ( best team)
  • 2004 – São Paulo State Champion (brown belt)
  • 2002 – 3rd place São Paulo state championship (purple belt)



Logan Price

Shuriken Shodan to Sensei Jason Vorster

  • Shuriken  Black Belt
  • 2x IMMAF world Champs  Quarter finalist 
  • Shuriken Amateur Bantamweight Champion
  • XFC Amateur Bantamweight Champion