Founder and Chief Instructor of White Lotus, a sixth dan blackbelt in freestyle kickboxing and a first dan blackbelt in Aiki Jitsu. She has been formally training in the martial arts for over 20 years, and has developed the style taught in White Lotus Clubs from the diverse instructors and styles that she has trained in over the years. She holds qualifications in sports nutrition, personal fitness training, yoga instruction, acupressure, acupuncture and Tai Chi Chuan instruction. She has won English, British and European Ladies titles in kickboxing with a variety of governing bodies.
5th Dan Black Belt.
I started kickboxing in 2005, but after 12 months of training had to give up because of work commitments. I rejoined in 2009 with my son. I really enjoy the training and fighting side and hope to keep competing in tournaments. I always get a buzz when helping others train.
I joined White Lotus at the age of 8. I was a young boy scared and bullied. I have been training at White Lotus over 20 years and during this time I've grown not only in confidence but also as a person. The association has helped me through many issues - personal and training. Through White Lotus, I have won multiple British titles and a bronze medal for team GB in Germany; I have helped train many fighters and enjoy seeing new talent grow, while still hungry to improve my skills and fight competitively.
Black belt - I started coaching in 1975 running my own club with my two brothers. I took a break to have a family but kept up with padwork and fitness. In 2021, I joined White Lotus with my daughter and grandson. It is nice to train with my family while also offering support and advice to others.
Black belt - White Lotus has helped me become the best version of myself and has challenged me both mentally and physically which has given me a profound sense of self belief. A few months later I got my son involved with White Lotus as I wanted to give him a solid foundation for him to develop the values of respect, honour, integrity and discipline. This has enabled him to shape his view of the world around him to demonstrate the characteristics of appropriate judgment in confrontational situations. White Lotus has enabled me to meet people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn from and pass on my knowledge too.
Brown belt - White Lotus means everything to me. It’s somewhere I can be with like minded people - to be encouraged and to encourage others and be pushed to the best of ability.
Brown belt, black stripe
I’ve been training since I was 3 and have my black belt. I help teach with my mum.
I joined White Lotus at the age of 11 and now have been doing it for 3 years, hoping to carry on much further. I’m currently a brown belt, working towards my brown second dan. I enjoy kickboxing as I find it the thing I enjoy most, feeling like the club being a second family as there are so many amazing people who have strong points and weak points in so many areas, so you always know there is someone to go to if you need some help and have made so many friendships since joining. I enjoy points fighting the best, as I feel that I am good at it, hoping to enter a tournament soon as I am confident in myself to do this. I also love to coach people, as it feels like I am helping them to achieve.