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Club Instructor

Meet the Club Instructor

The Chief Instructor for Shi Kon South East is Martin Gatter.


He is the Club Instructor for Elephant & Castle, Lee, Sidcup and Swanley. Martin currently holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu and Karate, a 2nd Dan in Iaido and a 1st Dan in Jodo.

He has trained in a range of traditional Martial Arts for over 45 years, taking weekly private lessons and classes with

Steve Rowe - Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Karate

Toru Takamizawa - Karate

Okimitsu Fuji and Vic Cook - Iaido

Jim Uglow - Tai Chi

Martin has taught throughout the UK and in Europe and is a regular instructor on the Shi Kon annual Summer Course in the Czech Republic.

He is the chairman of the Shi Kon Technical Committee and the Standards Director for the Martial Arts Standards Agency (MASA). He holds a range of coaching qualifications including NVQs at levels 2 and 3 for Coaching Martial Arts.

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