Jake Clayton 3rd Dan
"I started training in Shotokan Karate in 2001 under Sensei Dave Kershaw 7th Dan (then 5th Dan) at Konjaku Shin National School of Karate, Grimsby. I was then part of SKIF and trained regularly with Hanshi Asano, 9th Dan. I graded up to Nidan (2nd Dan) under Hanshi Asano. Upon relocating to Norfolk in 2011, I started training at ECSK. I recognised the high standards maintained and felt this was definitely the club for me, I have never looked back! In 2015 I achieved my 3rd Dan under Sensei Ivor Garner and James Atkin-Wagg."
Simon West 3rd Dan
"I started my karate career in 2001 at ECSK under Adrian Christie and Ivor Garner. I went up through the ranks with Ivor Sensei and James Atkin-Wagg and graded to Shodan (1st Dan) in 2008. I achieved my Nidan (2nd Dan) in 2010 under my instructors and Colin Needham Sensei. Having embraced wider training with leading national, and international instructors, I Achieved my Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2016 under the same instructors.
Over the years I have truly come to realise the beauty and power of Shotokan Karate-do and try to embed the principles it teaches in all aspects of my life."
Gaynor Atkin-Wagg 2nd Dan
"I started training in 1997 at the age of five with the EKO ( English Karate Organisation). I had a break from training between 9 and 13 years old and re-joined at TSKR at 2nd Kyu. I gained my Shodan (1st Dan) in 2008 with TSKR and ECSK and then my Nidan (2nd Dan) in 2010 with ECSK. I trained up until 8 months pregnant in 2015, and now working towards my Sandan (3rd Dan).
I have trained for 18 years and I'm still learning, and still enjoying the Karate life!
Natalie Penny 3rd Dan
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