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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. In 2017 Joe joined the British Combat Karate Association and established the Street Shotokan Karate Club. Later in 2019 Joe started Somerset Applied Karate; an affiliation of local clubs taught by Joe and Sensei Greg Lynham under the BCKA.
Joe has trained with some great names in UK Karate and Martial Arts such as Iain Abernethy, Peter Consterdine, John Johnston, Bob Rhodes, Terry O’Neill, Andi Kidd, Pete Manning, Shinji Akita, Gary Roberts, Elwin Hall, Gerry Bryan, Mario Spillere, Leon Jay, Leigh Simms 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.