Instructor Profiles

Instructors

All Wareham and Purbeck karate instructors hold an enhanced CRB and instructor's insurance.

Profiles

Sensei Glyn Morgan

Sensei Glyn Morgan Current level: 5th Dan black belt
Passed 5th Dan: 2002 at Chesterfield under Sensei Eneoda
Passed 4th Dan: 1996 at crystal palace under Sensei Eneoda
Passed 3rd Dan: 1992 at crystal palace under Sensei Eneoda
Passed 2nd Dan: 1987 at crystal palace under Sensei Eneoda
Passed 1st Dan: 1983 at crystal palace under Sensei Eneoda
Instructor's qualification: Level C
Referee's qualification: Level D
Examiner's qualification: Level D
Other qualifications: JKA England Coaching Licence - Affiliated to the EKF
JKAE Executive
Committee Position:
Child Protection & Welfare Officer
I started in karate back in 1974 on the Isle of Portland with black belt Peter Grimes who was with the KUGB. I did half of my kyu gradings with Tomita Sensei, and half with Kawazoe Sensei. I train on most if not all JKAE national and regional courses, to continue to improve my own karate.



Sensei Trevor G. Van de Velde-Smith

Sensei Trevor G. van de Velde-Smith Current level: 3rd Dan black belt
Passed 3rd Dan: August 2009 (JKA)
Passed 2nd Dan: December 2005 (JKA)
Passed 1st Dan: July 2001 (Cross-graded to JKA March 2003)
Instructor's qualification: Level 1
Other qualifications: JKA England Coaching Licence - Affiliated to the EKF

Trevor's Karate career started in February 1973 studying under Sensei Enoeda at Marshall Street Dojo, London and he graded through to 4th Kyu by August 1974, when service with the military took him away for 7 years.

In 1981 Trevor was posted to London and returned to Marshall Street and continued studying under Sensei Enoeda until 1983 re-grading and grading through to 3rd Kyu.

A change of career saw Trevor stop club training until 1996 when he started training under Sensei Glen Hall 6th Dan in Bournemouth, where he gained his 1st Dan by July 2001.

Trevor then moved back to training under the JKA association with Sensei Glyn Morgan 5th Dan at the Wareham and Purbeck club, cross grading at 1st Dan in March 2003 and gaining his 2nd and 3rd Dans in 2005 and 2009.

Trevor is a club coach for Wareham and Purbeck. He is also a partner in a personal health and fitness business, which offers a range of complementary therapies, personal and endurance fitness, weight management and nutritional products, for more details see www.thehealthexchange.co.uk




Sensei Alan Larcombe

Sensei Alan Larcombe Current level: 3rd Dan black belt
Passed 3rd Dan: 2008 (JKAE) under Sensei Ueki
Passed 2nd Dan: 2003 (ISKA), 2005 (JKAE) under Sensei Ueki
Passed 1st Dan: 1984 under Sensei Enoeda
Instructor's qualification: Level 1
Referee's qualification: Level 4
Other qualifications: JKA England Coaching Licence - Affiliated to the EKF
Alan began training in shotokan karate in 1973 at Weymouth (Kanku) Karate Club. He switched to the Wado ryu style in 1976, and then back to shotokan in 1981. He was a resident instructor at Winfrith KUGB Club from 1984 to 1989. In 1989 he joined the police force where he practiced Taiho-Jutsu, but stopped training between 1990 and 2002 due to a football injury. In 2002 following an anterior cruciate ligament operation he resumed training, this time with the Weymouth & Portland Shotokan Club. After grading to second dan (ISKA) in 2003 he became an assistant instructor, before moving to the Wareham and Purbeck karate club in 2005. Sensei Alan has been competing throughout his karate career, and attends JKAE courses regularly.