Carlos Bastidas, 2nd Dan JKA
The Club’s Chief Instructor, Carlos is a very dedicated Karate Practitioner with 35 years training experience.
Originally from Chile, Carlos’ Karate has evolved from the tutelage of top Japanese and world renowned instructors.
He first Started at Kenshinkan Dojo in York under Sensei Gordon Thomas, retaking his studies years later he worked his way throught the ranks under Sensei Celal Akgul at Turkun do in Totenham and Beckton. Here he succesfully graded to Shodan Grade and attained coaching qualification.
Carlos is an avid teacher and is renowned for his patience and attentive nature with students of all ages and grades.
Carlos 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.
Club Coach/Head Instructor
Brian Williams, 3rd Dan JKA
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 and is the Chief Instructors main Assistant.
It is an honour to have him at our Club and a privilege to have him as a friend who shares the same vision for the Club and all the students, that is to give everyone the benefits of Karate do as a way of Life.
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Nigel Richmond, 1st Dan JKA
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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Aaron Storey, 2nd Dan JKA
Aaron 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..
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