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.
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.