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DOJO LEADER AND INSTRUCTOR
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KARATE - SHUKUKAI RYU
KARATE SELF DEFENCE FOR WOMEN
AIKIDO - TRADITIONAL
IAADO - MUSO SHINDEN RYU
DAVID PASSMORE 7 DAN KYOSHI
KEITH MOLYNEUX 4 DAN SHIHAN
KEITH MOLYNEUX 4 DAN SHIDOIN
I started my martial arts career to encourage my then 8 year old son to take up Karate. I was instantly hooked. Initially I trained Wado Ryu Karate with a focus on competition Kumite, as well as Urban Krav Maga. After a period of a couple of years I was approaching my 2nd kyu grading when a chance meeting with Sensei Passmore introduced me to Budokan.
Budokan and Traditional Japanese Martial Arts have been a part of my life ever since. To this day it is still the only organisation that I have come across that includes Zazen in its syllabus, let alone 3 of the big traditional martial practices. Zazen and the philosophical aspects of traditional martial practices promote qualities that are sadly missing in the modern world, at a time when we can benefit the most from their study. In combination with hard physical training, we can more deeply understand ourselves and work towards becoming better human beings for the benefit of all those around us.
I received my Shodan in 2011 under Sensei Passmore, Nidan in 2013, Sandan in 2015, Yondan in 2019, since my Shodan I have been attempting to fill the boots of each grade with hard work and humility.
I have been a member of Budokan’s Shihankai for several years. During the Covid period I ran an outdoor Dojo in Bransgore prior to me moving away from the New Forest, Since then I ran a Dojo in Aymestrey near Leominster for a year and now I have a small Dojo in Llangunllo, which is open to all.
The study of Traditional Japanese Martial Arts is a journey not a destination, The warrior virtues emanating throughout the practice will be with you for your entire life, despite the physical changes or limitations that age or injury my bring. Through dedication, discipline and good instruction we can achieve anything.
Outside of Budokan I am an Electrical Designer specialising in explosive environments.