There are 4 Instructors. There are also some sempai (senior grades) that are Apprentice Instructors. Our Chief Instructor, Sensei Fred Bateman has over 32 years experience in the Martial Arts, as well as Sensei Chris Bateman and Sensei Stuart Bateman. Collectively our Instructors have over 100 years experience. We only put this in so as you can make comparison to other groups as they provide collective experience. Go to the Instructors and BBC page of the web site to get more information (Instructors). Our Chief Instructor has a wealth of experience in martial arts, has competed at national levels and also trained and graded in Okinawa, Japan. He ias also the head for the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International – UK Branch (MKKI-UK). Furthermore, he is still training and expanding his knowledge!

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