Instructors

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.

Today Neil continues to teach at Kanshin occasionally and acts as the principle instructor whilst still running Kenmei karate.

Read Neil’s biography.

Guest Instructor – Sensei John Parnell, 6th dan

John Parnell bwIn the early years of Kanshin Karate John taught several advanced classes at the club and then in 2016 agreed to teach regular classes once a month. John is an inspirational karateka and teacher with a wealth of experience and accolades.

John runs his own club – Basingstoke Shotokan Karate – together  with friend and fellow karateka, sensei Dave Graham, 6th Dan.

Read John’s biography.

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.

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