Category Archives: Instructor News

Paul Wolstencroft Sensei appointed as the EKF Northern Region Assistant Kata Coach

We are delighted to announce that on Friday 13th March, our Chief Instructor Paul Wolstencroft Sensei was appointed by the English Karate Federation as their Northern Region Assistant Kata Coach.

Paul Sensei will be working alongside the EKF National Kata Coaching Team to develop the Shotokan athletes on the EKF squad.

This is a tremendous opportunity for Paul Sensei to make his mark in the EKF and one which is thoroughly deserved.

I hope they are ready for him and his own particular style of military training and school of charm!

This news follows last weeks equally amazing news that Grace Baron was selected for the EKF Elite Senior Kata Squad.

Outstanding work, both of you!

Paving the way for others to follow.

We are all very proud of you both!



****Two New Instructors – Welcome to the Team****

We are pleased to announce that two of our fab Assistant Instructors have been promoted to Instructor: Louise Hopkinson of the Holcombe Brook class has accepted the position of Instructor at our Bolton Class and now become Louise Sensei. Jonathan Curtis of the Stockton Heath Class has accepted the position of Instructor at the TuesdayContinue Reading

Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan Club Visit – Monday 3rd September

  Our Club were very lucky to be hosting the increasingly busy and immensely talented Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan (National Squad Coach) on Monday 3rd September. Big thanks to everyone who supported the sessions and trained hard throughout the night. Thanks also to Matt Sensei for giving up his night to share his knowledgeContinue Reading

Helen Finney promoted to Sensei

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Instructor joining our team taking our grand total of Sensei’s to 31! Helen Finney has been teaching alongside Teresa Withington Sensei at our Chesham dojo every Wednesday evening for a couple of years now. She passed her Assistant Instructor exam with flying colours on herContinue Reading

****Helen Finney – Newly Qualified Assistant Instructor****

  Congratulations to Helen Finney who successfully managed to pass her Assistant Instructor examination at her very first attempt. Mike Beckwith Sensei conducted her assessment on Wednesday 11th October at the Chesham class where Helen has been training to teach under the watchful eye on Teresa Withington Sensei. By all accounts Helen’s performance at theContinue Reading

****Newly Qualified Assistant Instructor – Helen Dolan*****

We are pleased to report that Helen Dolan who trains with her husband Sensei John and two lovely boys Thomas and Liam at various classes has successfully passed the Assistant Instructor exam at her first attempt. The examination was conducted by Mike Beckwith Sensei at their Whitefield dojo and by all accounts Helen’s performance wasContinue Reading