About Our Karate Club

ECKA Newton Longville and Wolverton pride ourselves on being a friendly club and an enjoyable environment to train in for beginners through to advanced levels.

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About The Instructors

Sensei Lauren landing roundhouse kick in the nationals.

Sensei Lauren

Sensei Lauren Cronin has been training from the age of eleven, gaining her 1st dan black belt at the age of 15 in 2003, and has since trained on to take her 2nd dan in 2006, 3rd dan in 2011 and was most recently awarded her 4th dan black belt in 2017.

Sensei Lauren has competed in many different competitions, competing in semi contact and continuous fighting as well as full contact and freeforms. Achievements include:

  • First place in the girls continuous national championships
  • First places in ladies continuous national championships
  • First places in ladies semi contact national championships
  • 4th Dan Black Belt
  • ECKA Forms National Champion
  • ECKA Class ‘C’ Referee

Sensei Lauren is first aid qualified, DBS checked and an WAKO qualified instructor.

Sensei Josh receiving his black belt from Sensei Lauren in 2018.

Sensei Josh

Sensei Josh Collins has been training with the English Contact Karate Association since 2013, achieving his 1st dan black belt with the association in 2018. Sensei Josh has been instructing at the club since then and regularly competes in points, continuous and forms.

Sensei Josh is also first aid qualified, DBS checked and a WAKO qualified instructor.

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