Benjamin Last - 1st Dan

How long have you been training?

Since 2006.

How long have you had your black belt?

Since I was 14 years old.

When did you get your black belt?

On the 1st April 2012.

Who was your first instructor?


Why did you start training?

I wanted something to get into and gave it a go.

Who inspires you?

Billy and Mick Blackwell

What drives you to keep training?

To learn more

What other sports do you do/have you done?

I have use to football and play Badminton.

Who do you know that is still training from when you started?

Billy, Steve, Wendy, Andy, Nina, Janice, Stef

What advice would you give to someone who wishes to start karate now?

Stick at it and you can achieve lots!

What age did you start karate?

8 years old

What are your future goals & hopes?

To get further Dans!

How often do you train?

I train twice a week

What challenges have you overcome?

Too get my Black Belt

What is your favourite kick?

Heel Kick

What is your favourite hyung / kata?

Korean karate: Chil jang

What is your favourite fighting move or technique?

Round Kick

What is your top tip for others?

Don’t give up!

What is the best piece of advice you have recieved?

Train Hard, Grade easy