James has trained in karate for many years and as of June 2014, after a very gruelling grading assessment, successfully achieved the grade of Nidan Black Belt.
Sensei James was awarded the honour of Instructor of the Year Award, voted for by the students themselves, in December 2013, highlighting his popularity amongst our students and the high regard in which they hold him. More recently, he received this accolade for the second time in December 2015.
Sensei James works at a local college and is currently completing his professional accountancy qualifications.
Do not be deceived by James' stature, his kumite skills are not only strong, but quick. He is a conscientious karate-ka, who likes to perfect all his techniques and is adept at passing these skills onto others. James has a calm, professional manner about him, which never fails to put nervous students at ease. He is a tremendous asset to the club and a superb role model for young people.
As Assistant Chief Instructor, he assists Sensei Ann-Marie with the organisation of the club. He plans and delivers seminars, acts as Head Judge at tournaments and stringently upholds the high standards expected of all our students within their grading process.
Nidan Black Belt
Assistant Chief Instructor