Vinnie Stowe | The Martial Arts Academy
Ph 075785344 - 154 First Avenue West, Tauranga |  Ph 075420798 - 29 Reynolds Place, Papamoa

Vinnie Stowe

Vinnie comes from a traditional martial arts background, training Kyokushin Kai Karate from the age of 5 under the tutelage of his parents, Competing at national and international level and achieving Australasian and Oceanic championships, also earning his black belt at the age of 16.

Vinnie has also trained in kick boxing and competed from the age of 13 which sparked his passion for combat sports where he began his training in MMA and Brazilian Jujitsu under Dan Digby in Hawkes Bay before making a home in Tauranga continuing his training under Kelvin Joseph. Vinnie is actively competing in New Zealand's MMA and Brazilian Jujitsu circuits.  

Vinnie's goal is to pass on his knowledge and skills to build a new generation of competitors.


Kyokushin - Shodan
BJJ - Purple Belt