Q1: How long have you been training in martial arts and which ones have you done?
I’ve been training in Karate since 2007, and started to branch out into Freestyle Martial Arts in early 2019- learning different techniques from a myriad of different styles
Q2: What made you start martial arts?
As a child I initially started martial arts to learn how to defend myself on the playground in case I got bullied. As I got older, my motivation shifted towards self defense and as a way to keep fit
Q3: Why did you become an Instructor / Sempai? (What made you want to or agree to when asked.)
When approached to become an instructor alongside Sensei Keron I took this as an opportunity not to pass on my knowledge to less experience students, but to also increase my confidence in teaching and interacting with (especially younger) students.
Q4: What’s the best thing about being an Instructor / Sempai?
Seeing amazing progress within a student whom you have been working with. Knowing that the help you are proving is helping a student achieve their goals is a feeling few things can match.
Q5: What other experience do you have?
15 years experience in learning karate & freestyle martial arts.
Q6: What do you do outside the dojo … what are your hobbies and interests?
I’m a huge cricket fan- a game I also play on the weekends, keen interest in combat sports too such as wrestling, boxing ,UFC and a huge Star Wars nerd!
Q7: Favourite technique:
Nothing beats a clean hook kick!
Q8: Favourite food:
Chocolate chip ice-cream
Q9: One interesting fact that people might not know about you:
I used to be an avid collector of football cards!