I also Enjoyed the competition side of Karate, and at an early age of 14 I was sparring against a lot older students from the club. Most in their late 20s and proven international team members, I could comfortably hold my own against them.
I competed in my first tournament when I was just a yellow belt at Port Talbot and continued competing there for a few more to gain experience.
I won the Welsh Grand Prix title in 1996 and runner up in 2000 and 2001.
I also achieved bronze medals in 1995, 1999 and 2003!! I had lots of other podium finishes in other tournaments.(too many to mention)!!
One of the biggest highlights was being selected to fight for the AKA Great Britain team in 1996 against a top Italian team. The British team finished first and I won second in the individual fighting!
Also, I have competed in Kata (forms) along the way and enjoy that aspect of karate.
I took the role without hesitation. I want Milford Haven Karate club to continue competing at the highest level.
After taking a 5 year break from competing to focus on teaching, I gained a bronze medal at the British open in 2010 in Birmingham!
I have A vision of where I want to take the club. I am a great believer in hard work and what you put in is what you get out.
As an instructor, I want students to enjoy the lessons whilst learning the art of karate, discipline and respect.
I want to produce more welsh champions and team members within the club. Black belt Dan grades is the ultimate goal!
I want to carry on the work that the club has achieved and hopefully this will be for another 30 years or so!!
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Club Instructor Profile
Sensei Jamie Philips 2nd Dan
Milford Haven Karate Club training is at, Milford Haven Leisure centre, Priory Road, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, West Wales, SA732EE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.