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A school is only as good as its teachers…

Karate For Kids provides a number of instructors from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring every student has a Sensei that suits his or her style of learning. Our instructors are not only martial artists, but role models who offer support in every aspect of their students’ lives, from empowering victims of bullying to teaching respect and acceptance. All our instructors and admin staff hold valid and current WWCC certificates. Read more about the Karate For Kids teaching staff below.

Sensei Caroline Manly

Sensei Caroline is the founder and chief instructor of Karate For Kids, which she opened in 1989. A firm believer in the principles of Goju-Ryu style karate, she holds a 3rd Dan black belt, awarded by Sensei Higaonna, who was the Chief Instructor of the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Federation (IOGKF).

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Sensei Gary Hadley

Sensei Gary has 25 years teaching experience bringing great enthusiasm and a sense of fun to each of his classes. He has a background in the traditional style of Goju Karate, which has a strong emphasis on technique. In addition to being a fully qualified Black Belt instructor, he is also a Registered Nurse.

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Sensei Joe Siu

Sensei Joe joined Karate for Kids in 2018. He soon became a big favourite of the students.

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