Sensei Grahame Hunter (Yondan)

Founder and Chief Instructor of Easingwold Shotokan Karate Club.

Who is Sensei Grahame?

Sensei Grahame Hunter (Yondan) has nutured Easingwold Shotokan Karate Club from its small beginnings in 2003 to where it is today.

He decided to learn karate at the age of 13 to beat the bullies who had plagued his life for six miserable years. It was a decision that would enable him to take control, win back his self-esteem and change his life forever.

From student to teacher

His first experience of teaching came during a spell with the Army when he was posted to Bosnia. One of his senior officers was mesmerised watching him practise and asked him to teach his colleagues.

He has had competition success being the North East Senior Kata Champion in 2005 a silver medalist in the North East Open Senior Kumite category.

However, teaching has always been his passion and every week, he shares that passion with students of all ages and across the range of grades. If you're not a student already, why not come and join us?

His own story

Sensei Grahame has quite a story to tell. Read about his fascinating karate journey by clicking here.

Sensei Grahame Hunter (Yondan)
In Japanese, Sensei means instructor
and Yondan means 4th level black belt.

More resources

Sensei Grahame's Blog
Regular updates from Sensei Grahame with training advice and thoughts about karate in general.

Sensei's story
Read more about how Sensei Grahame took up karate to beat the bullies and how it changed his life forever.