Chief instructor – Sensei Neil Jerome, 5th dan

Neil-sKanshin Karate was created as a sister club to Neil’s own successful club in Sutton – Kenmei Karate – and follows the same philosophy toward karate training and teaching. Neil was the inspiration behind the creation of the club, helped greatly in setting it up and initially taught all the lessons.

Recently Neil has relocated to Norway, but he continues to teach at Kanshin occasionally and acts as the principle instructor.

Read Neil’s biography.

Guest Instructor – Sensei Rosie Lau, 4th dan

Rosie LauHailing from Manchester and training under sensei Garry Harford, 8th dan, rosie’s job takes her around the country. As such Rosie was invited to teach a bojutso session at the club in May of 2019 and following that she agreed to join the instructor roster and teaches whenever she’s in the south.

Read Rosie’s biography.

Resident Instructor – Sensei Avi Wolfsthal, 1st dan

aviAvi was born in 1969 in Israel and moved to the UK in 1997. He works as an IT consultant and holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science. Avi started training in 2011 at the Rising Sun Karate academy in Woking under Sensei Jamie Sims. Whilst still a brown belt he qualified as an assistant instructor under Sensei Neil Jerome and together they set up Kanshin Karate in Guildford. Avi passed his shodan in 2014 and has since been running Kanshin Karate club teaching most of the lessons.