Instructors

The Club Chief Instructor is Sensei Aaron Storey, 2nd Dan.

Aaron has been practising Shotokan Karate since 2011.
Starting from beginner (white belt), then over time passing all gradings (9 belts) to take and pass his black belt 1st Dan grading at JKA Annual Spring International Course in May 2015 under examiners:
8th Dan Imamura sensei.
7th Dan Omura sensei.
7th Dan Otha sensei.
3rd Dan Shiina sensei.

Following on from 1st Dan grading Aaron studied and passed his coaching qualification JKA/EKF, at the International May Spring Course in Crawley under examiner Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE in 2016.

Since starting karate training Aaron has continued to compete, and win medals in many JKA Regional, National and International Championships. The success and experience prompted him to attend “try outs” for the JKA England national team in September 2016, following his success at the try outs Aaron was invited to join the team for 2017.

Aaron continues to be a member of the team today, and has competed in the highest level competition on both national and international levels. Also attending JKA European Juniors Championships in Kadañ, Czech Republic  as the teams assistant coach in May 2019.

Competition results below;

JKA World Championships 2017 Ireland
Semi Final Individual Kata

JKA England Four Nations Championship 2017
Bronze Individual Kata

JKA England National Championship 2018

Bronze Individual Kata

Silver Team Kumite

BKF International Open Championship 2018

Bronze Team Kumite

JKA England Open Shotokan Cup 2018

Bronze Individual Kata

Bronze Individual Kumite

Legends Open Championship 2019

Gold Individual Kata

Bronze Individual Kumite

Silver Male team Kumite

Silver Mixed team Kumite

Gold Samurai Best Male Competitor Award

JKA England National Championship 2019

Gold Individual Kata

Silver Individual Kumite

Qualifications;

JKAE/EKF Coaching License

DBS Enhanced Certificate

First Aid Certification

NSPCC Child Protection Certificate

JKA instructors International License Level D

Aaron continues to show his passion and commitment to JKA Shotokan karate, and is currently working to attain his Referees and Judges JKA licenses. He attends many JKA England regional, national and international courses, to continue developing his knowledge and practice of Shotokan Karate.

Assistant Instructor is Mrs Natalia Salisbury, a qualified Karate instructor with a well-established Karate organization in England, the Japan Karate Association (JKA) England. As such, Natalia’s club is connected to the world’s largest and most prestigious Karate organisations, Japan Karate Association – The Keeper of Karate’s Highest Traditions.

Natalia holds the 3rd dan in Karate and has level 2 coaching license.  In the past, she won golden medals in the national championships representing the English Squad at national and international competitions. She has been privileged to have trained for the most of her life under legendary Japanese Karate masters in Brussels, New York and Tokyo. Her international experience in Karate also comes from well know teachers in England, Slovakia and Czech Republic.  Over the last 9 years, Natalia has been a pupil of 7th Dan Ohta Yoshinobu Sensei in London whose renown teaching methods are incorporated into her classes. Natalia aims to help people in achieving their goals through fitness and discipline of Karate.

Natalia has been practicing Karate since childhood.  She started in 1989 in her hometown in Kosice, Slovakia.  One year later, she moved to Brussels when she continued practicing Karate with the legendary Miyazaki Satoshi Shihan.  Since then, she continued practicing Karate with JKA allowing her to develop a deeper knowledge and continuity in this specific Shotokan style of Karate.

sensei Aaron (left) Sensei natalia (Right)