I began training in 1981. I started teaching in 1995. I took over the club in 1999, and have been a full-time Karate teacher since 2001. This hasn't been the fastest route, but a journey into a subject I never tire of. Exploring the historical, philosophical, and of course the physical sides of The Way of the Empty Hand.
We treat our martial art as a method of self-defence and not as the modern sport, and our research trips to Japan and Okinawa have led to some wonderful teachers and friendships.
Myself and the instructors who assist me would be pleased to have you along for the journey.
Karate Tutor, Teacher, Instructor
Experienced martial arts instructor with over 10 years of coaching and 20 of training.
Karate Personal Trainer, Instructor
Abby is a certificated, black-belt, Martial Arts Instructor, specializing in a mixed discipline called Kajukenbo. This incorporates Karate, Judo, Jujutsu, Kenpo, and Boxing Chinese. Abby studied under 'Manuel Villaseñor' - Ninth Dan, Kajukenbo Grand-Master and official representative of the discipline in Europe. Abby was currently the only certificated Instructor in London. Abby’s journey to being a Personal Trainer, Self Defence Instructor and Martial Arts Specialist started some years ago in the beautiful mountains of Ecuador. From a young girl, Abby showed great talent at any sport that came her way and could usually out-play the boys at football, basketball and even breakdancing. Abby likes working with people of different ages, children, teenagers, adults, elder people and people with limited mobility. She is an altruistic and friendly Teacher, who likes teaching and helping people.
Karate School, Learning Centre, Tutoring Centre
Our Mission is to achieve excellence; both in the services it provides and in the academic and artistic achievements and performances of our students.
Our aim is to:
Provide education for everyone who would like to embrace the Tamil culture and language, and the South Asian Fine Arts subjects.
Provide support to students in core National Curriculum subjects, especially for the children whose parents / guardians are unable to assist them with homework from their main school.
Enhance employability by teaching English, IT skills and sewing to adults.
Enhance quality of living and induce confidence by teaching Yoga, Karate and by holding health forums and offering Health screening.
Karate Sports Centre
About Academy for Karate Goju-Ryu
Academy for Karate Goju-Ryu (AKG) is a voluntary organisation that was established to uphold excellent quality Martial Arts skills to it’s members. AKG advocate important values such as courtesy, patience, respect, self-control and integrity and is committed to instil the life skills and character building of a true martial artist. These principles and standards will lead to remarkable improvements in each individual academics, careers and relationships – contributing towards a better community. AKG believes that people have the right to take ownership of their Health and Safety, encouraging our Karatekas to eat a balanced diet and also on how to defend themselves in a life risking situation. People of every age group have the ability and opportunity to practice Goju-Ryu Karate and aim high on their personal development, either learning traditional karate techniques (Kata, Kumite and Bunkai) or/and also Sports Karate.
AKG Vision Statement - The vision is to promote GOJU-RYU karate in its wholesome form to all it's members.