AGE: 47


CURRENT GRADE? Green belt 2 Stripe

FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE AND WHY? The Fence. Because it’s the most important and fundamental technique you’ll ever learn. It’s the key to all self defence techniques , it’s your ‘go too’ move at the hint of danger. It should always be practised until it feels natural and flows! I try to practice it every day!

WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT SELF DEFENCE TRAINING? The constant learning and training techniques, not just the psychical but the mental end of training as well! (The never give up attitude) and the biscuits at the end, of course! or even the cakes people bring in :))))))

FAVOURITE MOVIE – God I’ve so many, but being a big sic -fi fan ill say BLADE RUNNER.

FAVOURITE FOOD? Again, I love my food but being in the fitness business I’ve turned into a healthy eater but won’t deny I LOVE an ole cheese cake now and again :))

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS – Friendly, relaxed but eager.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AT HT – I have to say there have been so many over the years but the one that sticks to mind was the day of the grading (putting together a 3 min fight scenario, doing the drill, then repeating the drill again under pressure with the gloves and head gear on followed by sitting down after for a 20 min written test)!! Everyone put a lot a time and effort into that day and it showed! A great experience!

FAVOURITE QUOTE “Sometimes you have to forget what is gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what is coming next” “You are what you WILL to be”

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AS A COMPANION AND WHY? My dog Sam :)) Sure he’s been with me through all the good and bad times. A great companion.

WHAT TYPE OF ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE AND WHY? An Eagle , because I always seem to be flying in my dreams, soaring high :))

HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN YOUR BASIC LIFE PHILOSOPHY? Success is liking yourself, what you do and how you do it !!!!