Welcome to
East London JKA Karate Club

Instructors

June 6th, 2010

Chief Instructor

Brian Williams, 3rd Dan JKA

 

Sensei Williams

Sensei Williams has been appointed Chief Instructor from May 2020

Sensei Williams has over 20 years of experience in Karate. Started with KUGB/JKA and has been with the Club for several years, he qualified at the prestigious International JKA Spring Course 2012 under Sensei Tomlin and Sensei Steward.

He holds the much sought JKA /EKF Coaching qualification is fully Insured and holds the  Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced.

Sensei Williams is very popular with students at the Club, his patience when teaching is demonstrated at every lesson, he is very hard working and  an asset to the Club. He is currently working towards his Instructor and Judges & Referees JKA License.

We hold him with very high esteem in the Club , he is our current Club Squad coach.

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Assistant Instructor

Nigel Richmond, 1st Dan JKA

 

Ashley Richmond

 

Nigel (Ashley) Richmond has been practising Karate for twenty years. He regularly attends JKA England International and National courses , has studied Karate under many top instructors and has ample experience teaching alongside the Coach/Head Instructors.

Ashley passed his coaching qualification JKA/EKF at the International course in Crowley under Sensei Tomlin in 2014  , he  holds Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced (old CRB)  and  Insurance creditation…

He is highly thought of at the  Club,  extremely hard working and an asset to our Club. We expect great things from him Ashley is currently working towards his Instructors and Referees &  Judges JKA license.

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East London JKA

 

Assistant Instructor ELJKA

Chief Instructor Stratford Karate Club (JKA)

Aaron Storey, 2nd Dan JKA

AaronStorey2016Sensei Storey has been practising Karate for over eight years. Our youngest Instructor, he has come through the ranks at East London JKA Karate Club, having joined as a complete beginner on one of our summer courses run in conjunction with the local council in 2011. He regularly attends JKA England International and National courses , has studied Karate under many top instructors and has ample experience teaching alongside the Coach/Head Instructor.

Aaron  passed his coaching qualification JKA/EKF at the International May Spring Course in Crawley under Sensei Tomlin in 2016.

Aaron joins the pool of Club Instructors from may 2016, he will now work to attain Referees &  Judges JKA license. Aaron holds JKA International Instructors D license.

We hold immense pride in having helped Aaron with his development so far, everyone at the Club is very happy that he has reached the standard required to teach in such a short span of time, it is nothing short of remarkable..

We are pleased to anounce that Sensei Storey has now taken the role of Chief Instructor at Stratford Karate Club but has remained as an instructor at East London JKA

Club Committe

East London JKA

 

Chairman / Instructor

Carlos Bastidas, 2nd Dan JKA

 

CARLOSNOV2015Founder of East London JKA Karate Club in 2010

Sensei Bastidas the former Chief Instructor for East London JKA for the past 10 years has now been appointed Club Charmain.

Sensei Bastidas will now perform the task of Chairman for the Club and will remain in the pool of Instructors.

Sensei Bastidas has full Indemnity Insurance, Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certification and a JKA England Coaching Qualification, (recognised by EKF English Karate Federation).

He has also successfully passed examinations with JKA England and holds grade 3 Instructors License and grade 4 Judges and Referee License.

He holds Grade D International JKA Instructors License.