St Albans Karate

Karate For Health



Stuart Vousden, 6th Dan
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Stuart came to Karate in 1969 as a student of John Van Weenen. He took Shodan (1st Dan) black belt in 1974 and Nidan (2nd Dan) in 1977, by which time he was a student of Hirokazu Kanazawa. Stuart graded Sandan (3rd Dan) in 1983, having joined Jin Sei Kai in it's early days, Yondan (4th Dan) in 2004, And Godan (5th Dan) Nov 2009. Stuart observes "Karate is about unleashing and celebrating each individual's talents. It's also about mutual respect and building people's self-confidence. I believe everyone should be taught on an equal footing, regardless of age and ability - and that the wisest teacher is the one who recognises that he or she has much to learn from others”

Andrew Vousden, 5th Dan
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Andrew practised Karate for three years as a child and subsequently returned to it as an adult, joining Jin Sei Kai in 2002. Bitten then by the Karate bug, he progressed quickly to his Shodan (1st Dan) black belt in 2004, followed by his Nidan (2nd Dan) black belt in 2006, and Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2009 "Teaching Karate, whether to adults or children, is immensely rewarding. I really enjoy helping students develop their technique and their self-confidence, and I'm passionate about ensuring that class content is varied and stretches of each pupil's ability. I'm convinced that Jin Sei Kai's unique approach to training is something that sets us apart from the rest, and is the reason we have such a great club" observes Andrew.

Andrew Hanson

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