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 - 3rd Dan Club Instructor

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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 and Sandan in Sept 2017 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!!

Sensei Neil Matijuk - 2nd Dan Junior Club Instructor


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Sensei Neil Matijuk started training at Pagham Karate Club in January 2005 and has hardly missed a training session since then. He passed his Shodan and Nidan under Sensei Dave Hazard and is proud to be a member of the ASK as are all the Instructors and Students of Sensei Hazard.

Senpai Simon (Woody) Woodland 1st Kyu

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Woody trained many years ago as a young boy at Selsey Karate Club with Sensei Pat Connolly.
After a long lay off he s a stalwart of Pagham Karate Club and assist with Instruction every week.


Senpai Ann Firlotte 2nd Kyu
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Sempai Ann has been a member for as long as Sensei Ian can remember!
See trains hard and diligently and although not a natural karateka
understands the finite elements of the techniques as she's had to study them in detail to master them.
A great teacher with our Tigers as she keep the training fun and informative to keep the younger ones motivated.