Sensei Charlie has been with the club since 1995. Sensei Charlie also takes the trips to train with Shihan Daniels throughout the year and has also successfully competed in many Karate competitions. He now passes along what he has learnt by assisting Sensei Keith in teaching Kimura Shukokai Karate and helps coach other students for competitions.
Sensei Ben Walster (3rd Dan) - right
Started with Shaw Karate Club at it's original location in early 1983. He trained with Sensei Keith Cockburn, Shihan Daniels and the late Master Kimura until late 1994, at that time he gave up karate for work commitments not to return for 16 years. During those first 12 years he attended many courses with Shihan Daniels and Master Kimura and entered multiple National Championships. He was awarded his 1st and 2nd Dan by Master Kimura and his 3rd Dan in 2013 by Shihan Daniels. Returnng to his roots along with his 2 sons, to the Sensei that trained him as a young boy.
Shaw Karate is proud to have another nine 1st Dan black belts in the club, eight of which recently obtained at the Spring Course April 2015 with Shihan Daniels.
From Left to Right, Carrie Garner, Bethanie Jardine, Pauline Jardine, Luke Walster, Sensei Keith Cockburn, Alex Nealon, Aaron Walster and Mark Jones.
Andy Hall obtained his 1st Dan September 2014.
More pictures to follow.