Sensei Ian Gregory -  4th Dan, Club Chief Instructor

 
Sensei Ian Gregory started his training in 1980 with Sensei Pat Connelly who was the Chief Instructor at Pagham and Selsey Karate Clubs.  Pagham Karate Club was at that time affiliated to the Shotokan of England Karate Union (SEKU) which was lead by Sensei Mick Dewey and Sensei Mervyn O’Donnell.

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 Sensei Dave Hazard joined SEKU in 1984 as Technical Director and Sensei Ian graded and trained extensively with these three inspirational Instructors throughout his karate career.
 
Sensei Ian Gregory has also had the privilege of training with many top Japanese Instructors throughout his career such as Sensei Enoeda, Sensei Kanazawa, Sensei Asai, Sensei Abe, Sensei Kagawa, Sensei Kato and also Sensei Higoanna (Gojo Ryu).
Shortly after gaining his Shodan in 1988 Sensei Ian took over as the Chief Instructor at Pagham Karate Club and is still currently teaching every session.
 
In January 2003, Sensei Dave Hazard left his role at SEKU to start his own association the Academy of Shotokan Karate (ASK) and Pagham Karate Club followed Sensei Hazard and is proud to be a founding club of the association.
 
Sensei Ian Gregory’s philosophy is to develop students skills by motivating them to train at their own pace within the structure of the ASK syllabus, but with most of the focus on developing spirit and applying this in their technique (waza). He can regularly be heard in the Dojo saying “if the technique isn’t dangerous, then why are you doing it”!!  

Sensei Craig Gregory - 2nd Dan Assistant Instructor

Sensei Craig

Sensei Craig Gregory started training 1995 at the tender age of 6. He has won several titles at regional competition within his career and was graded extensively by Sensei Dave Hazard and Sensei Dewey throughout his Kyu grades.  He achieved Shodan (1st Dan) in December 2004 and Nidan (2nd Dan) in Oct 2012 under Sensei Dave Hazard and still regularly trains at least twice weekly as well and assisting Sensei Ian Gregory when required.
 
In April 2009 Sensei Craig had major heart surgery and had a mechanical heart valve fitted to rectify a congenital problem.  After 9 months of recuperation this doesn’t seem to have slowed him down at all. In truth it has probably made him faster, as he is now bionic!!