Started Shotokan Karate in 1970 and now holds the rank of Roku Dan (6th Dan).
A founder member of the English Shotokan Academy, he served as Treasurer for 25 years before retiring from the post butremains a member of the Executive & Technical Committees.
He was also a founder member of the Kase-ha Shotokan-ryu Karate-do Academy (KSKA) in 2001, and served as KSKA Treasurer until 2016.
He teaches locally in at the KenZenIchi dojos in Cheltenham & Tewkesbury, nationally on ESA courses and internationally in Sweden, Romania and Serbia.
He is a grading examiner, a qualified referee and holds a senior coaching certificate.
Alan continues to expand his knowledge of Shotokan Karate by travelling widely in Europe to train with other senior instructors in Kase-ha Karate-do
- 1970 Started Karate
- 1976 1st Dan – Sensei K Enoeda
- 1980 2nd Dan – Sensei K Enoeda
- 1990 3rd Dan – Sensei K Enoeda
- 1996 4th Dan – Sensei T Kase
- 2002 5th Dan – Sensei T Kase
- 2011 6th Dan – KSKA Shihankai