DOB 22.8.71. When and where did you start karate? September 1994 at my husband's club Why did you start karate? To learn to defend myself after being assaulted First instructor Andy Allwood Date of 1st Dan & Examiner / Association 19.9.98 Dave Ritchie, Greg Francis; BTKA Date of 2nd Dan & Examiner / Association 28.3.01 Andy Allwood; AMA First started teaching 1998 Relevant experiences Various courses including: Ian Cole, Ticky Donovan, Keiji Tomiyama, Greg Francis, Steve Quinn, Helen Raye Biggest influences My husband! Greg Francis, Helen Raye, Steve Quinn Competition honours Many in Kumite and Kata Other qualifications Colour technician and hairdresser; British Sign language and sign-supported English. Recently qualified CACDP Deaf Studies and Level 3 Sign Language Favourite aspect of karate I enjoy kata most. Next goal is into weapons work Favourite food Chinese, Italian Favourite book / author Martina Cole, Jackie Collins Desert Island Disc I listen to most music! Favourite film / movie genre / director "Ghost" or any "Carry-On" film Other external interests Used to be freelance artist / designer. Still do sketching when our young kids allow!