Meet the Instructors
Our instructors work across all of our clubs. Click on the play button to see a technique
performed by the instructors. All our instructors are First Aid Qualified and Enhanced DBS
checked and have trained for a minimum of 6 years to attain their Senior Black Belt status.

Paul Gunning - Senior 6th Dan (Rokudan)
Paul Gunning has trained in martial arts since 1982, most of his training
has been in the Taijutsu 30+ years, Fu Jow Pai (Tiger Claw Kung Fu)
for 8 years, Aikido for 2 years, Lau Gar Kung Fu for 2 years and Boxing.
He has also trained with Sensei Ron Zediker 7th Dan, who teaches
Toyama-ryu style of sword. He achieved his Senior 1st Dan in
Taijutsu in Nov 1989, his 2nd Dan in Dec 1994, his 3rd Dan
in Apr 1999, his 4th Dan in Apr 2005, his 5th Dan in Jan 2011 and his
6th Dan in Mar 2017.
He now circulates around all the clubs but is often found at the Okey Dojo.

Clare Gunning - Senior 4th Dan (Yondan)
Clare Gunning has trained in the Taijutsu since 1990
achieving her 1st Dan in July 1997, her 2nd Dan in June 2003,
her 3rd Dan in Dec 2010 and her 4th Dan in Mar 2017.
She is now incharge of all administration and also circulates around
all the clubs as a when she can, she is also often found at the Okey Dojo.
Chris Robson - Senior 2nd Dan (Nidan)
Chris Robson began training with Sensei Paul Gunning,
achieving his Senior 1st Dan in April 2007 and his 2nd Dan in Oct
2017. He is currently training at Barnet College Dojo
on Thursdays. He is also qualified as a Lifestyle coach and
gym and fitness instructor.
Tony De Freitas - Senior 2nd Dan (Nidan)
Tony De Freitas has trained under Sensei Chris Robson
and then under Sensei Paul Gunning attaining his
Senior Black Belt in May 2009 and his 2nd Dan in Oct 2017.
He is currently training at Barnet College Dojo on Tuesdays and Saturdays
and Princes Risborough Dojo on Mondays and Thursdays.
He is also running several after school clubs for Children in the
Barnet area along with our custom Self Defense courses. He is also
qualified as a gym and fitness instructor.
Alex Turton - Senior 2nd Dan (Nidan)
Alex Turton began training  with Sensei Paul Gunning,
achieving his Senior 1st Dan in March 2006 and his 2nd Dan in Oct 2017.
He is currently training at Barnet College Dojo on Thursdays and the
Terriers, High Wycombe Dojo on Wednesdays, he is also running
Self Defense courses in Westminster and at local schools. He is also
qualified as a gym and fitness instructor.
Navin Gunawardena - Senior 2nd Dan (Nidan)
Navin Gunawardena has trained with Sensei Paul Gunning since 2001
achieving his Senior 1st Dan in May 2009 and his 2nd Dan in Oct 2017.
He has also trained in Tai Kwon Do acheiving black belt status in this style.
He is currently training at Barnet College Dojo
on Tuesdays and Saturdays.