Meet our very hard working sensei, each one of them have their own strength and skills and as a team offer you, as a student, the best possible experience.

Neville Kershaw
Principle Coach
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Claire Kershaw
Company Secretary
Godan (5th Dan)
David Hodgson
David Hodgson
Honorary Life Member
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Vincent Scriven
Vincent Scriven
External Examiner
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Angela Tarkenter
Angela Tarkenter
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor
Rokudan (6th Dan)
Laz Lukoczki
Laz Lukoczki
Godan (5th Dan)
Andy Rawlings
Andy Rawlings
Godan (5th Dan)
Tricia North
Tricia North
Nidan (2nd Dan)
Andy Blyth
Nidan (2nd Dan)

What is a Sensei?

Sensei is often mis-translated as ‘teacher’ or ‘instructor’, though this is generally accepted as being right, it actually has a much deeper meaning. Sen translates to ‘before’, and sei loosely translates to lived, or birth. So sensei actually means someone who has more experience than you, someone who has lived before you.

Our sensei, live and breath this, and love to pass on there experiences to our students, and continue to learn from their peers. Our Sensei are great sources of inspiration, who will expect your respect, but also respect you in return. Our Sensei allow our students to discover their strengths and weaknesses so they may grow and flourish in the art of Jiu Jitsu and also in life.