Joe Walsh, 5th Dan

Joe first started martial arts training in November1964 the disciplines he has studied from then to present are judo, Wado-Ryu karate, Taekwondo and ju-jitsu. Joe found his metier in Shotokan practising in Ipswich for over 6 years until Sensei Phil Shire founded the Sizewell club in February 1987. He feels proud of being one of the founder members of this organisation. When Joe began training at Sizewell club he was 1st kyu and with dedication and passion climbed the ladder of Dan grades, latterly passing 5th Dan. Now approaching seventy and despite a battle with health Joe has shown his dedication to his karate and his club by taking over as Lead Instructor from Sensei Shire and the administration of the club. Joe's vast range of experience of different styles and dedication to his Art, combined with a depth of patience make him particularly effective as a teacher.