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Sensei Ian Hunter 7th Dan
Sensei Ian Hunter Renshi (7th Dan).
Sensei Ian Hunter was awarded 7th Dan on the 25th March 2012.
He began Wado Ryu under the direction of Sensei Gary Swift and Sensei Mick Rapley at twelve years of age. Sensei Ian has applied much of his background knowledge of health and safety issues to help make training in martial arts safer for all involved. He has spent many years researching numerous scientfic studies, some of which have been found to have practical benefits for martial arts students. These are often made the theme of his training sessions.
Sensei Jim Taylor 5th Dan
Jim Taylor 5th Dan. Jim started training in July 1992 at the age of 37 as the result of seeing his kids enjoying karate and thought 'why not give it a go?' Jim went on to attain his 1st Dan in September 1997, 2nd Dan in September 1999, his 3rd Dan in September 2002, 4th Dan on the 30th March 2008, and his 5th Dan on the 31st March 2013.
Sensei Liz Bulley 2nd Dan
Sensei Liz Bulley (2nd Dan).
Sensei Liz Bulley has been training since November 1992. She attained her 1st Dan in September 1997 and her 2nd Dan in September 1999. Liz has two daughters who are both brown belts.
Certain cultures and religions may restrict participation in traditional Wadoryu Karate, due to the traditional respectful Japanese bowing etiquettes and ceremonies required.
All participants are required to bow, please consider this before training within a British Wadokai Karate Dojo. For further information, please click on 'Bowing in the Dojo'.