Master Joe Sayah was born in Melbourne, Australia. He began training Wing Chun Kung Fu at age nine. When he was 17, Master Joe became a certified instructor and for the next five years he trained full time and completed the Iron Palm and Iron Shin training programs. At age 22, Master Joe began competing in competitions including K1 kickboxing and Cage-no holds barred matches. He is currently the youngest red sash Master.
In the last ten years, Master Joe has worked as a bodyguard for foreign presidents, members of the entertainment industry, and high profile business executives. In the past five years he has conducted numerous seminars with armed forces and law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Navy Seals, C.I.A, F.B.I., and local police departments. (Documentation supplied upon request.)
Master Joe Sayah has starred in a number of Hong Kong movies including Jackie Chan's Mr. Nice Guy, and Jet Li's Once Upon A Time In China (Part 6) where he played the main villain. He also assisted Sammo Hung in the choreography of the final fight scenes between Jet Li and himself, which lasted eight minutes on screen. He has also been featured in a multitude of magazine publications including Inside Kung Fu, Blitz, Black belt, and Ralph.
In Los Angeles, Master Joe opened 3 schools. On returning back to his native land Australia he has founded and opened up three schools and with his team of experienced assistant instructors they have a total of 5 schools in Victoria .In addition to teaching. Master Joe Sayah has been touring the world conducting seminars in the US ,Canada,UK ,Fiji ,Thailand,China and Japan.
Master Joe Sayah, has also been featured in a multitude of magazine publications including:
- Inside Kung Fu
- Blitz Magazine
- Martial Art
- Ralph Magazine
- 2004 Received Wing Chun Kung Fu "Master of the Year" Award from U.S Martial Arts Hall Of Fame
- Since Moving to Los Angeles, Master Joe opened 3 schools
- 2000 founded Santa Monica Location
- 2001 opened Encino Location
- 2003 opened Granada Hills Location
- 2006 opened Headquarters in Dandenong, Melbourne, Australia
- 2008 opened Mornington peninsula location.
- 2010 opened Rosebud location