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Meet our dedicated team of Sensei, each possessing unique strengths and skills. Together, they provide students with a well-rounded, exceptional learning experience in Jiu-Jitsu.

Neville Kershaw
Principle Coach
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Claire Kershaw
Company Secretary
Godan (5th Dan)
David Hodgson
Honorary Life Member
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Vincent Scriven
Vincent Scriven
External Examiner
Rokudan (6th Dan)
Joe Saldanha
Joe Saldanha
External Examiner
Rokudan (6th Dan)
Angela Tarkenter
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Karen Taylor
Sichidan (7th Dan)
Andy Rawlings
Godan (5th Dan)
Sandan (3rd Dan)
Tricia North
Nidan (2nd Dan)
Sensei Luke Rawson
Luke Rawson
Nidan (2nd Dan)
Sensei Kieran Rawlings
Kieran Rawlings
Nidan (2nd Dan)
Molly Mooney
Shodan (1st Dan)
Sensei Harley Booth
Harley Booth
Shodan (1st Dan)

What is a Sensei?

A Sensei is a respected and experienced instructor in martial arts, particularly in disciplines like Jiu-Jitsu. While the term "Sensei" is often translated as "teacher" or "instructor," it holds a deeper meaning. "Sen" translates to "before," and "sei" loosely means "lived" or "birth." Therefore, a Sensei is someone with more experience and who has lived before you, guiding students through their martial arts journey.

Our Sensei live and breathe this philosophy, passionately sharing their knowledge and experiences with students while continuing to learn from their peers. They serve as great sources of inspiration, expecting respect from students and reciprocating it in return. Our Sensei help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to grow and flourish in the art of Jiu-Jitsu and life.

With their extensive knowledge and expertise, a Sensei imparts essential techniques, instills discipline, and nurtures personal growth in their students, fostering a strong foundation for success in martial arts. They are also responsible for creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment, helping students of all skill levels and backgrounds thrive. As role models, Sensei embody the core values of their martial art, such as respect, humility, and perseverance, inspiring students to adopt these values and become well-rounded martial artists.