Jin Sei Kai

Human Life Association


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Sensei Mike Gorman
Born 22nd July 1934, I spent my early years as a local Businessman promoting my two garages. I was a successful driver on the motor racing circuits of Britain retiring in 1974 and needing to fill the void; I came to Shotokan Karate International just after my 40th birthday. Within four years I had graded to Shodan. Already being Secretary for the Club, I also took on the roll of Administrator promoting and travelling many miles with Head Instructor Sensei Paul Perry and continuing in this roll at the foundation of JSK. I am no longer Administrator but continue as General Secretary.
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Sensei Michelle Perry
Michelle's Karate career began in 1988 and she took Shodan (1st Dan) in 1992. In 1995 she graded Nidan (2nd Dan), in 2000 Sandan (3rd Dan) and five years later Yondan (4th Dan). Michelle is a member of Jin Sei Kai's executive committee and Secretary to the Association. "The majority of my classes are aimed at children or adult females, including those who have special needs", says Michelle. "Karate, taught correctly, is great for improving dexterity and overall co-ordination, and for encouraging teamwork and self-discipline. But, perhaps the best thing about Karate is that there is always something to improve upon or learn and for me, as a teacher, to pass on" to my students.
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Sensei Stuart Vousden
Stuart came to Karate in 1969 as a student of John Van Weenen. He took Shodan (1st Dan) black belt in 1974 and Nidan (2nd Dan) in 1977, by which time he was a student of Hirokazu Kanazawa. Stuart graded Sandan (3rd Dan) in 1983, having joined Jin Sei Kai in its early days, Yondan (4th Dan) in 2004, And Godan (5th Dan) Nov 2009. Stuart observes "Karate is about unleashing and celebrating each individual's talents. It's also about mutual respect and building people's self-confidence. I believe everyone should be taught on an equal footing, regardless of age and ability - and that the wisest teacher is the one who recognises that he or she has much to learn from others
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Sensei Andrew Vousden
Andrew practised Karate for three years as a child and subsequently returned to it as an adult, joining Jin Sei Kai in 2002. Bitten then by the Karate bug, he progressed quickly to his Shodan (1st Dan) black belt in 2004, followed by his Nidan (2nd Dan) black belt in 2006, and Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2009 "Teaching Karate, whether to adults or children, is immensely rewarding. I really enjoy helping students develop their technique and their self-confidence, and I'm passionate about ensuring that class content is varied and stretches of each pupil's ability. I'm convinced that Jin Sei Kai's unique approach to training is something that sets us apart from the rest, and is the reason we have such a great club" observes Andrew.