About the Chief Instructor Gursharan Sahota Gursharan Sahota was born in 1960 in Kenya, East Africa, but has lived in Bedford, England, since he was 12.

He took up Karate at the age of 14 and was awarded Black Belt 1st Dan (Shodan) four years later.

Now a 8th Dan, Gursharan has competed in a multitude of Kata and Kumite events, many at national level. The most significant event in his career however was the visit he made to Japan in 1984 when he fulfilled a great ambition by training in a Japanese Dojo under the instruction of Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa.

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Special Announcement! Chief Instructor Gursharan Sahota Receiving his 8th Dan

Chief Instructor Gursharan Sahota was presented his 8th Dan by The President of the English Karate Federation – Mr Michael Billman

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