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 KKO GB Team. 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 JIANNIS PACHOS 3rd DAN
Jiannis Sensei is an extremely popular member of A.S.K.A, and very active as a competitor. Jiannis Sensei has trained with many Japanese Instructors who have greatly influenced his Karate. A very strong, enthusiastic, hard working member of A.S.K.A.
SENSEI RICHARD CROSSLAND 2nd 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 1st 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 PETER SIMON 1st DAN
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – COACH
A former member of the WKF Slovakian National Team, Peter Sensei is without doubt a very talented Karate-Ka, and very popular member in our Kumite classes. Peter Sensei is also a coach for the Akashi Dojo, and is always present at all open Karate Competitions. Peter Sensei has coached many of our members to victory! Peter Sensei’s Son is also a member of the Akashi Dojo / the KKO GB Team.
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 1st 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 1st DAN