Dave Austin

In 1984 I started my martial arts journey with karate at the age of 12 years old.


All my karate gradings up to 4th dan were conducted by the world-renowned Sensei K Enoeda, and in 2012 I passed my 5th dan.


I have cross-trained in other martial arts disciplines including: Wing-Chun, Aikido, BJJ, Thai Boxing, Combat Sambo and Kali.


In 1987 I started competing in karate competitions (both kata & kumite) eventually winning my first tournament in 1992. I enjoyed good success (predominantly with my fighting) in local, regional and national competitions.


I have run karate clubs from 1997 in the Egham area, The Royal Holloway and Eton College, and have trained many students to a high level.


I am happily married and have 3 lovely children. I have been employed in the Fire Service for over 27 years.