I joined the South London Karate Club at the age of 12 in 1985. Under the supervision of John Fewin's, I soon progressed through the belts, finding each grading an exciting challenge and at some point the name of the Club was changed to JIYU RYU FREESTYLE CLUB.

I gained my Black Belt aged 16 in 1989. This gave me a huge incentive to teach other people the discipline of JIYU RYU. After trying several other styles I started my own club 'Chislehurst Freestyle Karate' at the age of 31 in 2004. This proved to be a huge success and I opened another club 4 years later, changing the name to 'South East Freestyle Karate'. We then moved to Elite Gym in Orpington, Kent becoming the Official Karate Club there. We now train at Orpington Rugby Football Club, Leesons Way, BR5 2QB.

I currently hold a 5th DAN Black Belt which I recieved in 2012, making me SHIHAN Fewins highest Graded student. I have been teaching students of all ages for 26+ years and continue to work closely with my original instructors and new DAN grades within the club.

 I have arranged numerous events for the club, which students have been keen to participate in. These include several demonstrations one with Cobra Martial Arts Association on their Summer Course, displays, community workshops, photo shoot's and articles for magazines so that the club and style have a healthy future. I've also organized trips for the students to Martial Arts event, show and competition.

I take pride in teaching the students at the 'South East Freestyle Karate'. Seeing the students progress through the gradings, grow in confidence and ability, gives me a huge sense of achievement and have had several Student's go from White belt to Dan graded Black Belts.

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