Peter Keogh

Pete profileEducation, Training and Certifications
1986 to present – Training in Zen Do Kai Martial Arts achieving black belt through to 6th Dan ranking and currently holding the teaching title of Kyoshi
1989 – Commenced work in the Security industry from security at hotels to personal protection. To date, Pete has over 15 year’s experience in this sector
1989 – Completed Work Skilled Assessor Course- Food Industry
1990 – Competed in Boxing and Kickboxing, continuing for 10 years
1994 – Completed a Martial Art Instructors Course, through Bob Jones Corporation
1997 – Completed Work Cover Victoria – Occupational Health and Safety representatives course
1999 – Qualified as a Butcher after completing 4 year apprenticeship in 3 years
2000 – Train the Trainer (Woolworths Limited)
2001 – Level 3 Security Certificate in Firearms, Baton & Handcuffs (ISTA)
2010 – Refresher for Level 2 First Aid Certification
2011 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) Phillips Institute

Professional Experience and Achievements

  • Development and provision of tailored self defence, martial arts and anger management programs in Victorian Schools including: Mentone Girls Grammar, Canterbury Girls High School, Hawthorn Secondary College, Lauriston Girls Grammar, Firbank Girls Grammar, Balwyn High School, St Kevin’s College, De La Salle College, Caulfield Grammar;
  • Speaker at Rotary Victoria on Home Safety;
  • Developed and delivered ‘Stranger Danger’ and self defence programs to North East Victoria Girl Guides and Scouts;
  • Developed and delivered a home safety and self-defence course for “Over 55s” called Prime Movers (featured on Good Morning Australia, Network Ten);
  • Developed personal safety program for Royal Districts Nursing Service (RDNS);
  • Meat Department Manager (Coles Myer Limited and Woolworths Limited);
  • Facilitated course for women’s Victims of Domestic Violence group;
  • In conjunction with psychologist Martina Quirk, development and delivery of home safety and personal safety programs for victims of domestic violence;
  • Assessor and Recruitment Area Organiser (Victoria Region) for Meat Department workers (Woolworths Ltd);
  • Delivered ongoing Self Defence and Safety in the Work Place Courses to employees at United Customer Management Solutions (a 2500 employee Contact Centre & BPO organisation);
  • Launched TriTactics Self Defence Programs business;
  • Stay safe for girls – Provider, Drummond St Relationship Centre;
  • Developed an “Aggression Outlet” and anger management training program for abuse survivors as well as offenders;
  • Course provider for anger management programs, recognised in the Victorian Court System;
  • Course Facilitator- Waverly Help Mates Aggression Outlet Training and Assessment;
  • Interviewed on Channel 7 program “The Morning Show” on abuse survivors as well as the programs offered by TriTactics;
  • St Kevin’s College – tailored and delivered courses for year 3 through to Year 10 students on Self Defence. Also developed and conducted a tactical wrestling program;
  • Conducted a 4 week intensive Self Defence/Relaxation/Stress Relief Course at Bexton (boutique IT Professional Services firm of 60+ employees);
  • Public speaking engagements for Neighborhood Watch and CASA on Self Defence and effects of abuse in the community;
  • Providing a Safety In the Workplace and Home Visits course for Southern Health group, a health provider regularly delivering services into client’s homes
  • Guest speaker on radio 3AW for Dr Feelgood (Dr Sally Cockburn) show on “Abuse- are you a victim or a survivor?
  • Speaker at Austin “House” Hospital for Adolescent Inpatient Unit on Personal Safety and Self Defence;
  • Assisting local member of State Parliament Ann Barker on course for Women’s Refuges;
  • Invited onto a Mental Health Week Panel for the City of Kingston, facilitated by Dr Sally Cockburn with Dr Michael Carr Gregg also on the panel. The audience, mostly school children, was invited to interact with the panel, with speakers talking at length about challenges facing youth, behavioural reactions to abuse, how to be a survivor;
  • Working with “Child Wise” in promoting stopping the cycle of child abuse and helping improve self esteem of the young;
  • Feature story in Blitz Martial Art Magazine on Pete’s life and business;
  • Assisting Victoria Police (Prahran) in the Juvenile Justice Programs;
  • Implementing and running a martial arts program with Stonnington Council Youth Services, Adventure Playground, Prahran;
  • Working with the Cathy Freeman Foundation implementing and running a self defense program for indigenous youth at the Palm Island School, Palm Island Queensland;
  • Running a self defense progam at Balwyn Secondary College;
  • Running  a Skill Plus VCAL program with the City of Kingston;
  • Working with the Parkdale Secondary College Year 9 Connect Program “Rock & Water”;
  • Working with the Department of Human Services in the Goulburn Valley Region, teaching emotional awareness to high risk adults;
  • Running a VCAL program at De La Salle College.