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Ash Sensei enjoys sharing the benefits of his experience with others " when you take on the responsibility of Yudansha (dan grade) as well as your own continued development it's also about what you give back to Karate rather than what you take. To enable others to enjoy the many benefits this martial art has to offer."  Hawkes Sensei is a humble man  " there are many people more technically proficient in Shotokan Karate than I, but my journey of 39 years has been my own, like everyone's it is unique. Karate is a very personal thing that everyone can apply to their day to day living"



Ash Hawkes  1998

Representing the  JKA UK

British Open International Shotokan Karate Tournament

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Ash Hawkes  1998

Representing the  JKA UK

International JKA Shotokan Karate Tournament - Holland

Born 1967 Ash Hawkes started training in 1975 at various Dojos in and around Luton in Bedfordshire.

Ash Hawkes 

6th Dan Instructor

"Kihon (Basics) and Kata (formal exercise/pattern) are where the secrets are! Good Karate is forged in Kihon and the understanding of ones own limitations. At the same time understanding there are limitiless possibilities one can achieve. All this through the honest and natural practice of Kihon, Kumite and Kata, as 'shapeless' Karate, the fundamentals of Shotokan Karate-do."


During this time and in his teens Ash received instruction from many. Recently Ash has received high level instruction from Robert Sidoli Sensei, Richard Amos Sensei, John Mullen Sensei,  Shihan Hidetaka Narumi, Scott Langley Sensei, Steve Ubl Sensei.


Ash has recently undergone a physical test and passed for 6th Dan under 9th Dan Don Owens Sensei.


For some years now Ash has also been a fellow of the International Shotokan-ryu Karate do Shihankai in the interest of preserving Traditional Shotokan Karate.

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