Our team

All instructors at the club are fuly vetted by the associations Child Welfare Officer and attend regular courses on child welfare, first aid and coaching. 

Sensei Graeme Main

 

Sensei Main joined St.Albans in July 1991. He currently holds the rank of Godan (5th dan), which he received in November 2016. He is a senior instructor, Association judge and a first aider. He is the senior instructor at the club and regulaly helps out at the Association kyu gradings and competitions

 

 

Sensei Jo Alexander

 

I am a children's nursery nurse/ manager by trade, who now teaches in the further education sector to the future nursery nurses and teaching
assistants of the future. I have over 21 years experience  in the childcare and education sector.

I joined the club in 1995 and started training under the instruction if
Sensei Nicholas Lower. The skills that I have learned over this time I use everyday in my life . They have  given me life skills such as confidence, self discipline , self defence and most importantly provided me with a second family.

As I moved through the grades it was a natural to give back to my club by supporting it and teaching the lower grades .So alongside my training I would support the higher grades, and  I started teaching 16 years ago now, and now I am a full Instructor, helping to run the same club I started at all years ago.

I achieved my Shodan (1st level black belt)  in May 2002. In the same year I was awarded my full karate teaching certificate by my association chief instructor Sensei Nursey . I later achieved the rank of Nidan ( 2nd level black belt) in 2005 , and in November of 2015 I was awarded my 3rd dan (3rd level black belt) .


I feel very proud to be a member of this club and has been a part of me for half of my life . I look forward to many more years of training and teaching

 

Sampai Andre De Roy

 

Andre holds the rank of Nidan (2nd level black belt) and has been training since 1995. In addtion to being the Clubs treasurer he also runs his own club in Redborn on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning

 

Assistant Coaches

Sandy Sahota - Shodan

Neil Fisher - Shodan

Matthew Steggles - Shodan

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--  2019 Kyu Grading --

Sunday 24th March 

Sunday 23rd June 

Sunday 22nd September 

Sunday 15th December 

 

Grading Start Times

White - Yellow Belts @10am

Green Belts & above @11am

All Adults from 12 noon

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