Sensei Ian Cuthbert

Sensei Ian Cuthbert, 7th Dan, is the founder of the United Karate Association. He is also a board member for Karate England, General secretary of KSE and a founder member of the NGB English Karate.

Sensei Ian began his Karate journey at the age of 16 at Epping Sports Centre, with Sensei Vernon Bell in Yoseikan style. After attaining two grades he moved to a club in Theydon Bois with Sensei Lawrence Wiles, where he began to learn Wado Ryu. Sensei Ian found this style to be more interesting and this eventually led him down the road of teaching when his Sensei moved away.

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Sensei Ian later trained in the style of Shito Ryu, which he found to make more sense in terms of internal body mechanics. Sensei Ian strongly believes that the most important aspect of Karate is discipline and loyalty to your club and Sensei. He has been with his current teacher Jim Uglow for over 17 years and enjoys every moment.

Sensei Ian learns Kung Fu and Tai Chi from Jim Uglow although these two Martial Arts are  Chinese, Sensei Ian would say he has learnt more about Karate through these Martial Arts than he had from a Japanese Sensei.  Karate does of course originate from Kung Fu.

Timetable

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Monday Classes

Institute Hall, Institute Rd, Coopersale CM16 7QY

16:00 Beginners
17:00 Intermediates

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Monday Classes

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald, CM16 6EJ

18:30 Advanced
19:30 Elite & Adults

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Tuesday Classes

The Orchard Community Hall, Woodford IG8 0AG

17:30 Intermediates
18:30 Advanced
19:30 Elite

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Wednesday Classes

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald, CM16 6EJ

16:30 Beginners
17:30 Intermediates

18:30 Advanced
19:30 Elite

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Thursday Classes

Zoom

Zoom sessions available

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Friday Classes

Ray Lodge Church, Ray Lodge Road, Woodford, IG8 7NX

16:30 Beginners
17:30 Intermediates
18:30 Advanced
19:30 Elite

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Saturday Classes

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald, CM16 6EJ

09:00 Intermediate Kumite
10:00 Advanced Kumite
11:00 Tai Chi

Contact

07802 481 187