Kumaran Subbaiyan: Sandan – 3rd Dan Black Belt
Hi, my name is Kumaran and I am a class Instructor and Chief Instructor at Goju-Ryu Karate Kobudo club.
First of all, I would like to thank you for visiting our website.
My Karate journey started under the tutelage of Sensei Sekar. With whom for 12 years, I have learned, enjoyed, and appreciate the true spirit of Karate. This journey is long, enjoyable and full of knowledge.
Through Sensei Sekar I have had the honor and privilege to train with Sensei Tetsuhiro Hokama from whom I’ve earned my 3rd Dan Black Belt.
Although I’ve I have successfully participated in many tournaments and won lots of medals I do not consider it as a great achievement. My passion is training my students and watching them grow.
Karate to me has no end. Just beginning and a continuous cycle of learning. So if you are thinking about trying Karate, just do it! You will never look back!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I hope to see you very soon.
Sensei – Andy Hunt
I began training in Karate in 1993 and after training and competing for 4 years was awarded my 1st Dan Black Belt by the legendary Tiger of Shotokan Karate Sensei Keinosuke Enoeda of the JKA & KUGB.
I began training with Sensei Tomiko Mitsuoka, Chief Instructor of the WSKF (World Shotokan Karate Federation) and was awarded 2nd and 3rd Dan Grades by Senseis Mitsuoka and Kasuya.
My training in Karate has led to a deep interest in the history and development of Martial Arts throughout China and Japan, an interest which has led me to train also in Hung Gar Kung Fu and now I training Goju Ryu Karate Kobudo.
I am currently the Secretary of WSKF England.
I believe this to be due to the fact that Karate gives you confidence in yourself, belief in your abilities, humility to respect other people and responsibility for your actions.
The great thing about Karate, in my opinion, is that it has something for everyone young and old, team player or Individual. It is a very personal thing in so far as you only get out what you put into your training; however, you have the backing and support of your fellow Karate-ka within the dojo and the rest of the club.
I also like the fact that families can train together and support each other and more than just training in Karate really becomes a way of life. I would recommend anyone – regardless of age or ability to give karate a try.
My aim as an Instructor is to teach all of our students to be the best they can, progress through the grades when they are ready and enjoy their Karate. I have found out that I really love teaching.
So come down and have a go, what have you got to lose? It doesn’t matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you are a boy or a girl, there is something for everyone. If you’re like me you start Karate for a particular reason, confidence, fitness etc.. you will get the bug and start your Karate journey to Black Belt.