Kata Champion from 1995-2004
decided to start training in karate when my husband and three
children had been at Flitwick Dojo for some weeks. Having been
continually excluded from their conversation
in March 1987 I started to train with Sensei van Weenen and found
every aspect of the training so challenging that I started to
train 4-5 times a week. Eventually my children faded away to do
other things, but I carried on with grim
My Nidan grading was in 1994, and I attained Sandan in March 1998, followed by Yondan in April 2004. I was graded by Sensei van Weenen and his panel of Senior Instructors on each occasion.
Also, I was fortunate enough to have been TASK Ladies Black Belt Kata Champion from 1995-2004 and have had some success competing in Ladies Kumite.
Cranfield University Club jointly
with Mr Marriott is extremely enjoyable and, like him, I am still
Sadly, and for many reasons, in October 2004 Sensei Marriott and myself parted company with TASK and affiliated to SKKIF, headed by the amazing Kanazawa Kancho 10th Dan. We look forward to the future and the opportunity to train with such a legend.