ABOUT OUR KARATE SCHOOL
Belvoir Karate Group has been active in the ‘Vale of Belvoir’ for over 25 years.
We have taken the club name from the stunning ‘Belvoir Castle’ with all our clubs being in and around the ‘Vale of Belvoir’.
The word ‘Belvoir’ is old French and translates to English as ‘Beautiful View'. Translated to Japanese it is Utsukushī keshiki no karate
We have members from Grantham, Nottingham, Lincoln and beyond and in addition to our Bottesford Dojo we also have Dojos in Marston, Long Bennington and Waltham on the Wolds.
PRINCIPLES OF OUR KARATE SCHOOL
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Graeme is the Chief Instructor of the Belvoir Karate Group. He discovered Karate in 1979 at a local club training in Shito Ryu under Sensei Bob Lord and ‘Tera Karate Association’.
Graeme Walden - 5th Dan
Owner and Chief Instructor
Claire started her Karate training in 1988 in Wado Ryu at the local Brighton club. She trained for two years gaining 4th Kyu before moving to Liverpool to study Veterinary Science at University.
Claire Lowes 4th Dan
Uwe started Karate in March 1994 with a Shotokan group in West Bridgeford where he took his 10th, 9th and 8th Kyu. Joining ‘the Federation of Shotokan Karate’ in 1995
Uwe Neugebauer - 1st Dan
Richard Dickens - 1st Dan
Richard started his Karate journey in 1984 in Bushido Ryu at his local Eccleshall club training under Sensei Terry Keast, where he graded through to 1st kyu within the B.A.S.K.A. association.
Darren Pike - 1st Dan
Darren started karate in 2005 when he joined a local club studying ‘Kyokusin’ karate, a full contact style, here he trained under Sensei Paul Andrews and discovered a passion for karate.
Victory Commemoration Hall (Village Hall), Belvoir Road, Bottesford, NG13 0BG