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

Junior Karate Kids (Age 4 & 5)
Contact us for further details
Apsley Community Centre Monday afternoons

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

 

New Term Dates

Spring Term 2017

The term will run from 9th January to 30th March inclusive.  Half term will be week commencing 13th February.  

Summer Term 2017

The term will run from 20th April to 20th July inclusive.  Half term will be week commencing 29th May. (NB There will be no class in Bennetts End on 1st May due to the Bank Holiday).  

Autumn Term 2017

The term will run from 4th September to 11th December inclusive. The annual presentation evening will be on 14th December.  Half term will be week commencing 23rd October. 

For all events for the whole year please see the diary in the student area

 

For further details
Tel: 01442 244504
Email: sasori@talktalk.net


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.

 In 2003 along with Sensei Marie, Sensei Steve Duffy and Sensei Kingsley Johnson he formed the Great Britain Goshukan and was asked by the Japanese Chairman to become the Chief Instructor and Chair in Great Britain


Marie Green 

Sensei Marie Green

Sensei Marie Green started her training in 1975, also under the instruction of Sensei Jim Wilson. She attained her Brown Belt before giving up training in 1978 to start a family.

She recommenced her training in 1984 and attained her Shodan. 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 Yondan (4th 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 for Goshukan Great Britain.  
   

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!