Category Archives: Karate Instructors

Our Karate Instructors

Teachers and Coaches

In our training and development of teachers and coaches, we follow these guidelines;

  • Establish and implement professional and ethical values and practice
  • Promote and apply the principles and practices of equal opportunities
  • Promote positive images of people with special needs
  • Have a commitment to providing entitlement and access to all their professional activities
  • Encourage high expectations and standards of achievement from all they teach
  • Involve everyone in meaningful and appropriate activity to ensure a quality experience
  • Help everyone to achieve their full potential.

UK Instructors and Senior Students


Our Karate Instructors:
Stephen Sijuwade
07708 497 223

Amir Karimi
Naser Sawari


Karate Instructors:
Krishan Wadhia

International Instructors


Rod Martin
Chief Instructor, Shihan BSc (Adel). BHSc Acu. Adv. Dipl Acu. Cert IV TCMRM

Malwina Martin
Instructor 4th dan Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai, 4th dan JKF Goju Kai

Damien Seidel
Instructor 3rd dan Hoshindo Karate, 3rd dan Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai, 3rd dan JKF Goju Kai

Keith McCubbin
Instructor 3rd dan Hoshindo karate

Tim McCubbin
Instructor 3rd dan Hoshindo karate, 2nd dan JKF Gojukai

Naomi Higgs
Instructor 3rd dan Hoshindo Karate, 2nd dan Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai, 2nd dan JKF Goju Kai

Ian Guirco
Instructor 2nd dan Hoshindo Karate, 1st dan Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai, 1st dan JKF Goju Kai

Stephen Sijuwade

Sensei Steve started the club here in Manchester in 2004 after completing the instructor course in London under the guidance of Rod Martin Sensei. He has been practising and teaching karate for nearly 20 years, and oversees the growth and development of the club.

Steve travels to Japan regularly for further training and is graded to 4th Dan Goju Ryu in Japan. He is a member of the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Goju kai. He continues to train under the instruction and stewardship of senior instructors of the Goju Ryu Seiwakai and the JKF Goju kai.

4th Dan!
Proud Achievement


Amir Karimi

Sensei Amir Karimi joined us in 2010 as an associate instructor and now heads up the tournament squad.

Amir has been practicing Shito Ryu and Shotokan karate for 25 years, and holds the rank of 5th Dan in Shito Ryu. He brings a vast experience of tournament karate to the club and has won countless titles, representing his country at national and international level, as both competitor and coach.

Amir has been teaching karate since 2000 and acts as an EKF and WKF referee in national and international tournaments.