Grade: Shodan 1st Dan Black Belt
Hi, I’m Debbie and I first started training in karate back in 1996 with GKR karate. It was initially supposed to be a once a week thing just as a bit of fitness training but before long I found I was training every night and Sunday mornings(yes,mornings!).It basically took over but in a good way.
My fitness improved and I loved what I was doing.I continued to train with GKR for 2 years but then, for a number of reasons, I switched to ju-jitsu where I was accepted to train for the British squad. As with all contact sports there comes a risk and I badly injured my knee which sadly finished my training for the foreseeable future.
Fast forward ten years and many failed attempts to find somewhere to train, my Mum found Red Tiger in Stretford and after speaking to Sensei Racheal for 5 minutes we knew that this was the club for us. There is a relaxed friendly environment and the support you get from everyone involved is amazing. It’s been said many times before but it really is like a family (which is lucky as most of my family train!!). The quality and standard of karate here is second to none.There is a fantastic team of Instructors who are all there to support you at whatever stage you are at. So, if you’re reading this thinking “should I?” just give it a try!
Hopefully I will meet you soon.