Gurmare is chief instructor and founder of Tigerstyle Sports Karate and has been studying martial arts for over 25 years. Starting out at a traditional karate club and gaining his 1st dan black belt, he then moved over to freestyle/sports karate where he also gained a black belt. Gurmare represents Tigerstyle at national and international competitions. He also represents Great Britain and England at World Championships being a multi British and World Champion for his weight division in both continuous and points fighting.
Nick has been training with the club for over 3 years and puts in a lot of extra time helping out with classes and tournaments. He’s extremely approachable and always happy to help when it comes to improving your sparring and pad work technique. So if you’re looking for advice on how to improve your sparring skills, ask Nick for help.
Meg joined the club 2 years ago and regularly helps out with the kids’ and ladies’ classes. She recently joined the fight squad at the beginning of 2019 and is also our club photographer. Meg is great at helping students with their line work so ask her for advice on your technique.
Nikki is Nick’s daughter and has also been training at the club for over 3 years. She has also recently joined the fight squad and has been competing since 2018. Nikki is exceptional at pad work so pair up with Nikki if you want to progress your pad work technique.
Our Junior Instructors
We also have a number of qualified junior instructors who help with our kids’ classes week in and week out. These are the children who have trained with us for a number of years, are always there to help with teaching and set a great example for the other students in class.
You’ll see our junior instructors at our kids’ classes and little tigers’ classes and also at all the school clubs we run. If they could help with the ladies’ and adults’ classes too I’m sure they would!
If you’re not sure what you’re doing when you’re in class – ask them!
Summer is one of our students who’s been here the longest as she’s Gurmare’s oldest daughter! As you’d expect, she’s pretty good at kickboxing. So good that she’s a multi British champion and a silver and bronze world medalist! Summer is really good at helping students with their technique, so if you’re struggling with something ask Summer for help.
Denis has also been at the club a while now being Gurmare’s son. He’s been training since he was 3 years old so if you want a challenge sparring you should spar with Denis! Denis is a multi British champion and regularly competes in both national and international competitions. He’s particularly good at keeping everyone on track and working hard.
Josh recently became World Champion for his weight division. He’s been training at the club since he was 6 and regularly helps with any additional sessions we hold for the kids, including the little tigers’ class. Josh is probably one of our most flexible students and an exceptional kicker. Look to him for stretching inspiration and advice on your technique!