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 John landing a front kick in his first full contact fight.

Sensei John

Sensei John Cronin has been training with the English Contact Karate Association since 2006, achieving his 1st dan black belt with the association in 2011. Sensei John has been instructing at the club since then and specialises in the fitness and fighting elements for the club.

Sensei John is also first aid qualified, CRB checked and an EKF qualified instructor.

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