David Niethe Coach | Fighting
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Jamie (The Kyokushin Kid) Eades

Current : WMC Pro Cruiserweight NZ Title

Current:  WKBF Pro Cruiserweight NZ Title


2015 King In The Ring 100KG Trans-Tasman Finalist

2014 King In The Ring NZ 86KG Finalist

2013 King In The Ring NZ 86KG Semi Finalist

2x Amateur WKBF Cruiserweight NZ Title

2x Amateur TBA Light Heavyweight NZ Title

1x Kyokushin Karate Oceania Open Weight World Selection Tournament Runner Up

3x New Zealand National Heavyweight Kyokushin Karate Champion

3x New Zealand National Kyokushin Karate Yokozuna (Champion of champions

1x Oceania Sanshou Gold Medallist

1st Dan Black Belt Kyokushin Karate

New Zealand representative at the 2011 Kyokushin Karate World open weight Tournament.


Dave has been a huge help in my sporting career, he has helped me to stay focused and kept me on the path to achieving my goals.

After attaining a shoulder injury that seemed to never recover Dave helped me to concentrate and decide on what was truly important, he has helped me to  stay positive and continue to succeed in the ring.

He has equipped me with the skills and tools necessary to remain focused and calm under pressure in an 8 man knock out elimination tournament. Cheers Niethe  for all the help.

Chad Milnes

New Zealand 5x amateur 60kg champion
2014 commonwealth games rep
2015 Oceania champion!

As a person I have always been the type to doubt myself and my ability.  As they say, when your competing at a high level its the top 2 inches that make the difference.

Not having the right head space going into competition is more often than not, the determining factor between victory and painful defeat.

For a while I was looking for that confidence in myself, a way to go into competitions without the doubt and anxiety effecting my game and allowing me to perform how i do in the gym out there under the lights.

Working with Dave has in a very short time helped me find that confidence and every session with him I leave inspired about what I have learnt. By using the various techniques we worked on has allowed me to dispel the effects of anxiety and doubt. By also working on how to create consistent mental habits in the gym to get the most out of every session.

All this has made me go in with the right mindset to produce the best performance I can every time I step between those ropes.


You can help Chad  to get to  the international tournaments he needs to qualify for Rio 2016. Go to the givealittle page.