I pride myself on being a very motivating instructor, whilst giving very direct and clear instructions. I like to keep a good mix of fun and hard work in all my sessions. My sessions can be geared for anyone and everyone from beginner level and above. Just as an example I have coached students all the way to black belt and in some cases international competitors, so whatever level I am happy to help you out.
A lesson would normally start with a warm up and stretch, then depending on the needs of the student we may cover some Kihon (basic movements), Kata (forms), Kumite (sparring drills) or a mixture. Again it completely depends on what the student wants and needs to progress.
One of my main teaching methods is always come back to basics and repeat. Karate heavily relies on muscle memory, so you need to repeat, repeat and repeat some more to progress.
I am a Shotokan Karate 5th Dan with 20+ years experience in the art, 15+ years of teaching experience.
I have now retired from competition karate but was fortunate enough to compete and medal in various parts of the UK and across the globe.
I am fully insured, first aid qualified and hold a full DBS and NVQ teaching qualification.
The highlight of my career was a personal invitation to Japan in 2017 from one of the worlds leading exponents shihan Masoe Kagawa (9th Dan).
£40 per hour for a 1-1 training session. Up to 3 students can participate in this session and divide the cost.
£20 for a 30 minute 1-1 and £13.33 for 20 minutes.
1999 – Danny began training at the age of 9
2003 – Passed 1st Dan Black Belt under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe 8th Dan
2003 – at the age of just 14 Danny began to teach, at the time there were very few instructors of his age.
2005 – Passed 2nd Dan black belt under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe,
2006 – Danny became a full-time professional instructor
2007 – Danny was selected for the traditional karate England squad UKTKF (Sensei Kawasoe group) and attended his first European championships in Slovenia.
2010 – Passed 3rd Dan black belt under the TSKUK/WTKO panel including Sensei Richard Amos 7th Dan
2010 – JSKA World Championships in Portugal, Gold in Team Kata
2011 – FSKA World Championships in Italy, Gold in Individual Kumite and Team Kata
2011 – Danny received Norwich City Council Adult Achiever Sports Award.
2013 – WTKO Championships in Switzerland, Gold in Team Kata
2013 & 2014 – Danny trained at the WTKO headquarters in New York
2014 – Formed Traditional Karate & Fitness (TKF) together with Jake Pointer and Matthew Yardy, becoming a joint director and full-time senior instructor.
2014 – Danny fulfilled a lifetime Karate ambition of training in Japan at the JKA headquarters.
2015 – JSKA European championships, Scotland Individual Silver Medalist Kata and Kumite
2016 – Passed 4th Dan under Shihan Masoe Kagawa 8th Dan in Nottingham. Following his grading Danny was invited by Shihan Masoe Kagawa 8th Dan to attend a month of training in Japan at the JKS headquarters and the famous Teikyo University
2016 – Passed International D Licence for instructor and referee under the JKS
2016 – Danny was selected to JKS England referee team to officiate at the JKS World championships in Scotland 2016.
2017 – Trained in Japan for a month at the JKS HQ and the famous Teikyo University
2017 – JKS European Championships, Belgium Silver Team Kata
2018 – Article about Japan trip published in well-known Shotokan magazine.
2018 – Danny taught an away course for Red Tiger
2020 – Passed 5th Dan under Shihan Masoe Kagawa 9th Dan in Nottingham.
Danny was also UKTKF individual kumite champion for junior, cadet and adult. He has many local, national and international medals he has an NVQ Level 1 and 2 in teaching Karate, is a qualified JKS Kyu Grading Examiner. Danny also practises Jeet Kune Do and is currently on his 4th grade.
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