Tel:
 01442 244504 
Email: sasori@talktalk.net

  • Performing At Summer Fetes
    Performing At Summer Fetes
  • All Students Have A Chance To Show Their Skills
    All Students Have A Chance To Show Their Skills
  • Emily Demonstrating Kata
    Emily Demonstrating Kata
  • Three Of Our Black Belts Performing Team Kata
    Three Of Our Black Belts Performing Team Kata
  • We Cater For All Ages - Everyone Is Welcome
    We Cater For All Ages - Everyone Is Welcome
  • Brown and Black Belts Training in the Honbu Dojo
    Brown and Black Belts Training in the Honbu Dojo
  • Concentration Needed To Learn New Skills
    Concentration Needed To Learn New Skills
  • Sometimes It Can Be Serious......
    Sometimes It Can Be Serious......
  • .... But Most Of The Time It's Fun!
    .... But Most Of The Time It's Fun!

Join Us

Training Monday (age 5 - 16)
Lime Walk Primary School

Lime Walk
Hemel Hempstead
Herts
HP3 9LN
(limited parking in school grounds) 
Beginners 6-7pm 
Advanced 7-8pm
Adults 8-9.30pm

Training Thursday (age 5 - 16)
Apsley Community Centre
London Road
Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP3 9SB
(parking available in Durrants Hill Rd) 
Beginners 6-7pm 
Advanced 7-8pm
Adults 8-9.30pm

TERM DATES FOR 2020

 

New Term Dates

 

 

Spring Term 2020

The term will run from 6th January to 2nd April inclusive. Half term will be week commencing 17th February. The cost for the term will be £85 if you train once a week and £170 if you train twice a week. (Adults £90/£180)

 

Summer Term 2020

The term will run from 20th April to 16th July inclusive. Half term will be week commencing 25th May.

The cost for the term will be £85 if you train once a week and £170 if you train twice a week. (Adults £90/£180)

 

Autumn Term 2020

The term will run from 14th September to 14th December inclusive.  Half term will be week commencing 26th October.  The annual Presentation Evening and competition finals will be on 17th December.

The cost for the term will be £85 if you train once a week and £170 if you train twice a week. (Adults £90/£180)

 

Fees are payable within the first two weeks of term unless you have made special arrangements with us. Newcomers will have a trial session at £5.00 then pay the balance for the term pro rata.

Instructors

 

 

 Chris Green

Shihan Chris Green

Shihan Chris Green is the Chief Instructor of the group. He started his training in Shotokan Karate under the instruction of Sensei Jim Wilson, shortly after marrying Marie in 1974.

He attained his Shodan (1st Dan) in 1978 and went on to attain Sandan (3rd Dan) before transferring to Goju under the instruction of Shihan Leo Lipinski in 1987. He holds Godan (5th Dan) in Goju. In 1989 he represented Great Britain in the Japanese Karate Federation National Championships held in Takamatsu, Japan. Chris has been teaching in Hertfordshire since 1980.

 

Marie Green 

Sensei Marie Green

Sensei Marie Green started her training in 1975, also under the instruction of Sensei Jim Wilson. 

She attained her Shodan in 1984 having had her family during this time. Marie switched to Goju in 1988 and shortly after this Chris and Marie transferred all their students over to Gojo.  Marie currently holds the grade of Godan (6th Dan).  

Like Chris she represented Great Britain in Japan in 1989. As well as assisting Chris with teaching, Marie deals with all the administration of the clubs and registration of memberships.  
   

Sensei Dean Smith

 

 

 

 

Spot The Sensei

Here is a picture of some karate students from the mid 1970's. As well as Shihan and Sensei, this picture includes their very first instructor Jim Wilson.  Shihan and Sensei are circled to make it easy for you to spot them.  Shihan is the one with a beard!