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SENSEI JOE ANDREWS 5TH DAN

Chief Instructor

Joe started training in Shotokan Karate in 1998 aged 9 and was awarded his 1st Dan black belt in December 2003. Joe has been a member of AKA, TSKA and WKF before joining British Combat Karate Association in 2017 and established the Street Shotokan Karate Club. In 2019 Joe started Somerset Applied Karate; an affiliation of local clubs also taught by Sensei Greg Lynham.
Joe has trained with some great names in Karate and Martial Arts such as Iain Abernethy, Peter Consterdine, Christian Wedewardt, Les Bubka, Andi Kidd, John Johnston, Leigh Simms, Bob Rhodes, Terry O’Neill, Pete Manning, John Euden, Bill Gorthy, Shinji Akita, Gary Roberts, Elwin Hall, Gerry Bryan, Mario Spillere, Leon Jay and Paul Herbert.

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SENSEI GREG LYNHAM 4TH DAN

Senior Instructor

Greg started training in Karate and Kickboxing in 1997 under Sensei Geoff Richards of the Wells and Street Shotokan Karate and Kickboxing clubs. Greg has trained consistently for over 20 years and was graded to 3rd dan in 2011.
During his time in the martial arts Greg has attended a number of seminars and courses by some of the worlds top Karateka including Sensei Iain Abernethy, Shihan Chris Rowen and Hanshi Patrick McCarthy.
In addition to Shotokan, Greg has also attended courses in various arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Wing Chun and Ju Jitsu.