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Head Instructor - Leonie Kersey

5th Dan Black Belt

Karate England Coach

Former England International

English, British & European Champion.


Leonie took up karate at the age of 4 with instructor Leni Austin at the Caribbean Karate Club. She started competing in both Kata & Kumite competitions from the age of 6 years old. Leonie progressed through her belts and achieved her black belt at a young age. She then went on to focus on her kumite, where she was invited to train with the England Karate Squad from the age of 14. Leonie went on to be selected for the England Karate Team where she competed for her country on numerous occasions at International Opens, European & World Championships. When Leonie retired from competing she decided to become a karate instructor and coach. She has now gained 16 years of teaching and coaching experience to add to her previous 21 years of karate training and knowledge.  

Titles & Achievements


5th Dan Black Belt

37 years in Karate

100's of medals in Kata & Kumite in the UK

10 x English Champion - Kumite

3 x English Championship Silver Medallist - Kumite

5 x British Champion - Kumite

5 x International Open Champion - Kumite

Venice Cup Champion - Kumite

Former England Karate Team Member

WKF European Champion - Kumite

WKF European Championship Silver Medallist - Kumite

Coach to English & British Champions - Kata & Kumite

Coach to English & British Medalists - Kata & Kumite

Coach to WKF European Champion - Kumite

Coach to WKF World Championship Silver Medalist - Kumite

Coach to WUKF World and European Champions - Kata & Kumite

Coach to WUKF World and European Championship Medalists - Kata & Kumite

Fully Insured

DBS Checked

First Aid Certified

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Level 2 Certified

Exploring Sport Coaching & Psychology Certified

Recovery Strategies In Sport & Exercise Certified

Communications & Working Relationships In Sport Certified

Working With Young People In Sport & Exercise Certified

Understanding Autism Certified

Coaching Others to Coach Certified

UK Coaching Duty to Care Certified

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certified

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