3rd Dan Instructor
As someone who doesn’t find Karate easy (and I shouldn’t I know) I really appreciate how difficult it can be. Having said that I also now know that it’s not about being the same as anyone else. Yes there’s a syllabus that we work to with certain things to learn but each Student does things to their own ability. I’ve spent a lot of years trying to be like someone else, now I realise different. Having said that and after 25 years of training and teaching I am more settled in my Karate, because it is ‘my’ Karate. I do things to my own ability and with my own flare of personality.
When I teach I try and get this across and break those barriers that prevent people from progressing. This year I have tested for Sandan (3rd degree Black belt) and as no spring chicken I was very proud to pass. I will continue to do what Karate demands, I nurture Students and try my best. All I can ask of any Student is to keep trying never quit.