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Sensei Supun Fernando

Sensei Supun Fernando

Assistant Instructor (Uni)

Supun started karate in 2001 in Sri Lanka and trained there for 10 years before moving to the UK to pursue higher
education at the University of Surrey.

Sensei Warren Calvert

Sensei Warren Calvert

Assistant Instructor

Warren started karate training in 1986 in Lancashire and trained there for nearly 10 years before moving to Surrey
and has now been training at Woking Karate Club for nearly 20 years.

Sensei Katie Samuel

Sensei Katie Samuel

Assistant Junior Instructor

Katie started karate in 2011 and since she started it has been her favourite sport, especially when learning new Kata’s and fighting.

Sensei Nihal Jayawardana

Sensei Nihal Jayawardana

Assistant Instructor (Uni)

Nihal started training in 1975 at The Lion Works Karate club in Woking, at the age of 8 then going on to study under
Sensei Michael ‘Sandy’ Beach, Sensei Fil, Sensei Carmine and grading under Sensei Hideo Tomita.

Sensei Sharad Karia

Sensei Sharad Karia

Assistant Instructor (Uni)

Sharad started his karate training in 1975 achieving Shodan in 1981. He has trained regularly with many Japanese instructors and more frequently with Sensei Kato, accompanying him on some of his seminars in UK as well as India, Japan and Europe.

Sensei Kim Martin

Sensei Kim Martin

Club Secretary

Sensei Kim started karate in 1992 training under both Sensei Fil and Sensei Michael Beach and grading under Sensei Enoeda and Sensei Otta.

Sensei Carmine Contessa

Sensei Carmine first started training in 1974 under Sensei Michael Beach and continued in 1976 under the watchful eye of Sensei Fil.

Sensei Fil Artusa

Sensei Fil Artusa

Chief Instructor

Fil started karate in 1974 under Sensei Michael Beach (Sandy) and has also trained under Sensei Tomita, Sensei Enoeda,
Sensei Otta, Sensei Kanazawa, Sensei Kaza, Sensei Sheri and Sensei Doug Wilson.