Mal started his karate training in February 2003, under Sensei Dennis May at Henderson Dojo.
Mal won a Gold Medal at the 2005 NZ Open, Veteran Male Kumite 75kg+.
Was graded to 1st Kyu by Sensei May in December 2005.
Was graded to Sho Dan in Okinawa by Hichiya Sensei in August 2006.
Then graded to Ni Dan in Auckland by Kikugawa Sensei in October 2008.
In October 2011, Mal was graded to San Dan by Sensei Dennis May.
In April 2014, Hanshi Nakamoto graded Mal to Yon Dan.
He is currently training under Shihan May at Henderson Honbu Dojo.
Mal instructs at both Western Heights and Oratia Dojo's.
He was awarded the A.G.K.A Black Belt of the Year in 2007.
In 2013, Mal was awarded Instructor of the Year.
Mal is the Webmaster of this site.