I began training in 1995 at Ifield SKC (now IchiBan) and have been training at the club ever since.
In May1998 I passed my 1st dan grading at Crystal Palace on the same day my Mum, Su, passed hers.
Over the years I have competed at both regional and national levels and have been placed in both individual and team events.
The main enjoyment I get from karate is not only my own continued development, but also coaching others and seeing their improvement.
In April 2017 I passed 5th dan after months of intense training and overcoming injuries. I am very grateful for the support I had from my instructor Robin Dale. Kata with kettlebells – an experience never to be forgotten!
Besides karate, my other passion is aviation. I hold a pilots’ licence and fly small aircraft.
For work I am employed as a project manager for a global technology company.