All our instructors are CRB certified.
SENSEI GLENN RILEY 6th DAN
Sensei Riley is a full time Instructor/ Chief Instructor to Akashi Shotokan Karate Association. He leads all the Senior classes at the Dojo, and is head coach for the A.S.K.A Squad. Sensei Riley has been numerous times British Kata Champion, and is a graduate of the gruelling WTKO Kenshusei course. He lived and trained in New York at the WTKO Honbu Dojo under Richard Amos Sensei. Sensei Riley is also a Coach for the AKA GB Squad. His passion for Karate has seen him train and grade under the very best Japanese Instructors including Enoeda, Kato, Kagawa, Yamaguchi, Kitagawa, Kanayama, Nagaki. Sensei Riley is also a former student of Sensei’s Bob Rhodes, and the late Randy Williams. A very innovative Instructor.
SENSEI STEPHEN MOORE 4th DAN
Stephen Sensei joined the Akashi Dojo in 2019, to get a new direction in his training. Since joining, Stephen has become an extremely popular and well liked member of our dojo. He was presented with his 4th Dan on the 16th February 2022.
SENSEI RICHARD CROSSLAND 3rd DAN
Richard Sensei is constantly in the Dojo! An extremely hard working, enthusiastic member of A.S.K.A. Always eager to to train, and teach, Richard Sensei has been a member of the A.S.K.A Dojo since it was established in August 2011.
SENSEI KIERON Mc INTIRE 2nd DAN
JUNIOR INSTRUCTOR – TIGERS
Kieron Sensei leads all the Children’s (Tigers classes) at the Akashi Dojo. An extremely popular and loved Instructor by our junior members. A very hard working student, who is always eager to pass on his knowledge to our younger members. His kind yet strict approach to teaching is always appreciated by Parents! Kieron Sensei certainly is a great instructor who brings out the best in all who attend his classes.
SENSEI NAOTA YUASA 1st DAN
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR COACH
Naota Sensei’s “Samurai Spirit” always has a great presence in the Dojo. A keen student who trains hard and always gives 100%. Another great asset to the Akashi Dojo, and an excellent Japanese Instructor! Naota Sensei’s two children are also black belts and members of the KKO GB Team.
SENSEI NADEEM OPPAL 2nd DAN
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – TIGERS
Nadeem Sensei has been a member of the Akashi Dojo since 2011. He joined with his three Sons, two of whom who are also A.S.K.A Dan grades. Nadeem Sensei is a very popular instructor in our Tigers class, and always gets maximum effort from all our juniors.
DARIUSZ WIECKIEWICZ 2nd DAN
SENSEI TONICKA VIRDEE 2nd DAN
Tonicka Sensei has been with the Akashi Dojo since the age of 13. She quickly progressed through the ranks and excelled in competition, gaining herself a place on the FEKO National Squad in 2017. Since then, she has medalled at regional, national and international events gaining Gold at the WUKF World Championships in Bratislava 2018.
SENSEI MEGAN FLINT 2nd DAN
Megan Sensei joined the Akashi Dojo in August 2019 as a Shodan, and a member of the FEKO National Squad (while Glenn Sensei was the head coach). Megan had trained with the Akashi Dojo for many years prior to deciding that joining us was the best for her future as a competitor and a karate-ka. Since joining the Akashi Dojo, Megan has excelled in competition, gained her Nidan (2nd Dan), and is now a member of the AKA Great Britain National Squad.