Trainers

 

All of our trainers are certified and have a wealth of Martial Arts Knowledge. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit, healthy and get the best out of your techniques at the right pace.

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Jamie Johannes
Founder and Head Instructor 

Specializations
Fitness Training
Sparring Coaching
Technique Training
Self-Defence Training

Jamie started in freestyle karate and Kickboxing aged just six. Training under Clifton Findley and Jason Ross he became a black belt at age 10. He grew to love the sport and the competitions becoming English and British champion at a very young age.

He has competed at many competitions in semi–contact and continuous light contact. At 16 he began teaching other students, starting at college and becoming a qualified sports coach. Now at 29 he has over 20 years’ experience and a 3rd Dan Black Belt. Teaching and coaching is a big passion of Jamie’s and he hopes to inspire and bring the best out of every student so they will be a success.

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Shane Knappert
Senior Instructor 

Specializations
Technique Training
Sparring Coaching
Fitness Training

Shane Started in freestyle karate at the age of six. Training under Andrew hicks and Kevin Buckley. He accelerated his training and became a black belt by the age of 12. Through these years and beyond he had competed in many competitions here at home and abroad with many first place positions being achieved at these contests, Including a very proud achievement of Becoming Victor of the well-known Irish open at the age of 14.

At 16 and leaving school Shane joined the armed forces where he was to spend his next 3 years serving and as a logistics soldier. It is here where he gained his knowledge in personal training through the core programmes the Army had to offer. Now at 24 Shane is dedicated to his hobby’s and current job, His passion for inspiring others to not only realise but also to achieve their goals is a huge part of his beliefs and motivation