Blackrod & Bolton Goju Ryu Karate

Meet the family

(Ranked in order of longest serving)

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Sensei Amanda Winstanley - Shichidan (7th Dan BKA). Highest ranking female GoJu Ryu Martial Artist in UK. 
A Senior Ranking and Longest serving student to Sensei Tony Christian - Hachidan (9th Dan BKA). The most senior ranking GoJu Ryu Master in the UK.
Amanda has been training in the GoJu Ryu art for 41 years and adopts a "Keeping it real" philosophy in training.

Roll Call of Honour

Ian Clarkson

Rokudan

(6th Dan)

Trained 29 years

Steven "Sweeney"

Godan

(5th Dan).


Trained 26 Years

Shirley France

Godan

(5th Dan)


Trained 21 years

Sandra "Sanj" Hopkins

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 19 years

Stella Selva

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 17 years

Sian Hawkrigg

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 15 years

Dave Gregory

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained
12 years

Fran Davies

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 10 years

Keith Goodwin

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 10 years

 

Stephen Lim

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 9 years

Rebecca Wignall

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 9 years

Elaine Forester

 Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 9 years

Emily Davies

Shodan

(1st Dan)

Trained 8 years

Matthew King

Shodan

(1st Dan)

Training 6 years

Jordan

Shodan

(1st Dan)

Mandy Farrimond

Rokudan

(6th Dan)

Trained 28 Years

Sue Caldwell

Godan

(5th Dan)


Trained 23 years

 

Marie Hughes

Godan

(5th Dan)


Trained 21 years

Peter Gilligan

Godan

(5th Dan)

Kobudo 1st Dan.


Trained 18 Years

Ben Winstanley

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 17 years

 

Zoe Farrimond

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 15 years

Steve Brierley

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 12 years

Kieran Gleeson

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 10 years

Jade Goodwin

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 10 years

Melissa Lim

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 9 years

Joe Seddon

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 9 years

Jacob Banks

Sandan

(3rd Dan)

Trained 9 years

Zach Hawkings

Nidan

(2nd Dan)

Trained 8 years

Paloma

Shodan (1st Dan)

Justine 

Shodan

(1st Dan)

Dave Murray

Rokudan

(6th Dan)

Trained 26 years

Paul Bryan

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained since 1977.

Chris Winstanley

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained 17 years

Ian Hawkrigg

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 15 years

Gemma Wignall

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 12 years

Sam Gregory

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained
10 years

 

Mike Lim

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 10 years

 

Jane Lim

Nidan

(2nd Dan)


Trained 9 years

Vicky Seddon

Sandan

(3rd Dan)


Trained
9 years

Adam 

Nidan 

(2nd Dan)


Simon Tomlinson

Nidan

(2nd Dan)

Kate

Shodan

(1st Dan)

Isaac

Shodan

(1st Dan)

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