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Sport qualification: ASA Coach Level 1, Qualified FA Level 1 coach, ASA Time keeper, and LJ1 in training
Primary coach: N/A
Took a 13 week football coaching course to enable my son to play for free whilst I was in the classroom.
During my 11 years of Karate, was an assistant to main instructor. Starting ASA level 1 coaching to enhance JL1 and beyond. Looking forward to the future with GSC
Swam at school and achieved Gold Personal Survival Award, competed at several school competitions.
Started Karate at 17 and achieved 3 Dan Black Belt at 28. Switched to Ju-Jitsu and achieved Green Belt before seriously damaging my knee. Recently been a gym member, Pilates and back in the pool to keep fit.
A sport hero and why:
Sorry, can’t single out one.
Bruce Lee: Martial artist extraordinaire
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Holder of multiple body building championships and a multi millionaire businessman
Andy Murray: Wimbledon. How much pressure can a nation put on one person to perform and then even more when they win? Davic Cup; basically won it on his own.
Adam Peaty: Unable to hit a county time until he was 14 years old and breaks a world record 5 years later.
Usain Bolt: Fastest recorded man on the planet and he has a personality.
Tell us one random interesting fact about yourself:
My parents were horrified when I took up karate and offered me very little moral and no financial support thro-out. They even tried to stop me taking my first grading, which I passed, because I’d broken a bone in my hand and it was strapped up.