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Senior Instructor for Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai, Britain
My karate training began in 1986 in England under Sensei Ron Silverthorne who was at the time Chief instructor for England Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai.
From 1987 I went to train with Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki who is the Chief instructor for Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai in the U.S.A. California for six weeks at a time on a yearly basis. On my visit back to England I still carry on training under Sensei Ron Silverthorne.
From the age of 19yrs, I had the opportunities to develop my karate career further with Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki this was a visit to the Anaheim Dojo for one year and to meet many Ryobu –Kai instructors.
In 1996 I had the opportunities to train with Sensei Martin Materano who is the Technical Director of Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai Venezuela for six months. This helped me to develop myself further in the karate world.
Over the years I have supported Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai in a number of international events from as far as Tokyo, Japan and in the USA and in England and attended a number of seminars with Sensei’s Konishi, Yamazaki, Mao, Demura, Enoeda, Kanazawa, Higaonna, Mikami, Miyake, Uchiage, Kubota.
In 2004 and 2005 I had an opportunity to visit Okinawan, Japan and train with Sensei Morio Higaonna who is the International World Chief Instructor for Goju-Ryu.
Over the years I have received a number of awards & accolades, some of which have been Certified by the English Karate Governing Body as an NVQ Instructor, and certified as Instructor of Japan Karate Do Ryobu – Kai, Certificate of Merit karate spirit in Las Vegas, Certificate of Excellence for high performance in California U.S.A., Certificate of Excellence Karate spirit in Venezuela.
I now teach alongside Marita Stolten Smith in Crawley, England where we have been established for many years and continue to maintain contact and seek frequent opportunities to train with Yamazaki Sensei.
I continue to teach and train daily, and am always trying to expand my knowledge in the martial arts.
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