Grade: Shodan 1st Dan Black Belt
Classes: Sale, Altrincham, Morecambe, Worsley and Wardley
Hi I’m David, my karate journey with Red tiger started after watching my partner Debbie Carter grade for her black belt in April 2012. So slightly nervous I went to the dojo she and her family trained in and met Sensei Brandon Lee. Worrying that I didn’t have a clue what I was doing and that everyone was watching me I reluctantly joined in and within ten minutes was hooked.
After a few weeks I started training twice a week and notice a huge improvement in my fitness and flexibility. About twelve months later I was training three times a week and have never looked back. I train as much as I possibly can. I was travelling over to Handforth to train with Sensei Paul Wolstencroft and was asked if I would like to try the Trainee Assistant Course.
It was great to be asked as not only did it help in improving my karate and self esteem, I was also able to help others progress on their own karate journey. Several months later, I passed my assessment and decided to train at more classes. In May 2014 I had was given the opportunity to teach my own class in Sale and love every minute of it.
To say I’m addicted to karate is an understatement but that has only come about because of Red Tiger. Not just because of the amazing standard they have, it’s also because of the fantastic Sensei’s and students. Learning together, training alongside one another, it really is like being part of family.
I hope to see you at one of our classes very soon.