Doyle Dunn - 3rd Dan

When did you get your blackbelt?                                  

Easter 2011

Who was your first instructor?

Jan Strzelec

Why did you start training?

At the time it was fashionable to take a martial art. Thought i would give it a go and ended up enjoying it.

Who inspires you?

Everyone I train with.

What drives you to keep training?

My next belt and the people I train with

What other sports do you do/have you done?

A wide variety such as Football, badminton, squash, athletics etc.

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

Jan Strzelec, Sean Hollobone

What age did you start karate?

When I was about 22

What are your future goals and hopes?

To train as long as possible and to get my referees badge

How often do you train?

2 - 3 times a week (about 4 hours)

What challenges have you overcome?

Mainly injuries

What is your favourite kick?

Turn heel kick, it’s so powerful

What is your favourite kata?

Chil Jang

What is your favourite fighting move?

Snap punch, reverse punch, roundhouse or technique kick off the front leg

What is your top tip for others?

Be confident and never give up

What is the best piece of advice you have received?

Train hard grade easy. It’s so true.