4th Dan Instructor
My name is Jay Hawkes and I am a 4th Dan Shotokan Karate instructor. I have been training since I was four years old, this year is my 26th year studying Karate. I achieved my Shodan in 2003 , Nidan 2006 and Sandan 2009 under the auspices of the EKO.
In 2009 I opened my first Dojo the S.S.S.K – Stokenham School of Shotokan karate. I enjoy teaching people of various ages and background. I love most when my students achieve their targets. In 2015 I started to compete, achieving gold in kumite at the WTKO national championships and being awarded the trophy for best senior competitor.
In 2017 I travelled to Dublin Ireland to compete in the Irish open. I was at the time the GB Squad captain and won bronze in Individual kumite, silver in team kata and gold in team kumite. In 2018, in front of a Public audience, I took my Yondan grading under 9th Dan Don Owens Sensei of the WJKA. My favourite aspect in karate at the moment is hitting with the one point and finding more challenging ways to test this