I started my martial arts journey in 1992 at age 9 when I started Wado Ryu Karate under Sensei Garth Quirk. I was the first child to ever train at this club after being introduced by my father, unfortunately, that club ceased in 1996, during this time I attained the grade of 5th Kyu (Blue belt).
I had a 3-year gap in my training until I was allowed to train with Sensei Garth’s adult classes in Chelmsley Wood, I attained the grade of 3rd Kyu (Brown Belt) whilst studying here, this club closed in 2000.
In November 2003 I found a class in Shirley called Jiyou Na Kokoru (JNK) and I started training there under the supervision of Sensei Rob Fernyhough. In November 2006 I was awarded my 1st Dan Black Belt, and then in November 2008 I was awarded my 2nd Dan.
I started teaching classes in Chelmsley Wood in November 2010 while still training at JNK, It was a pleasure to be invited back to teach at the same venue where I used to train.
Due to increasing requests for extra training and private tuition for over a year I decided to open up the second class at the Three Trees Community Centre in Chelmsley Wood in October 2014.
On March 22nd 2015 I was awarded my 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate by Sensei Iain Abernethy.
On May 30th 2015 I was awarded my 1st Dan Black in CSP-MKG by Mick Tully and Al Peasland.
I am fully insured, CRB checked and first aid qualified.
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