I started Shukokai Karate at the age of 14 in England, specialised in Kumete, open free style competition fighting. At the age of 19 I became the youngest member of the British Fighting Squad. After receiving my first Dan I went onto opening my dojo and attending courses on Judo, Akido, Kalari, Tai Chi and many more.
Moving to New Zealand in 1997, I carried on solo practice and took up yoga which I found very enjoyable and a great workout. I trained as a yoga teacher with Yandara Institute in Bali to extend my experience. I enjoy my Hatha practice and find teaching fulfilling.