Martin Reynolds, 6th Dan

I am now into my 41st year studying karate and still enjoy the training. Yes, the body is not so flexible but there is still so much to learn and practice.

My formal training started late 1979 and I achieved my first black belt in 1984. Early on in my training, my focus was on competitions but for the last 30 years I have been more interested in the functional side of the sport. To assist me in this training I have cross trained in other styles but more importantly I have trained with other likeminded self-defence instructors.

I still attend many seminars to further my knowledge, and I currently cross train in Escrima (Fillipino martial art) for a new challenge.

Outside karate I like to cycle and go to the gym and I currently teach in Bourne South Lincolnshire.