Ian Cuthbert

United Karate Association

More than a club

About Ian Cuthbert
 

Sensei Ian Cuthbert, 7th Dan, founder of the United Karate Association. He is also a board member for Karate England, General secretary of Karate Sport England and a founder member of the new NGB English Karate.

 

Sensei Ian began his Karate journey at the age of 16 at Epping Sports Centre, with Sensei Vernon Bell in Yoseikan style. After attaining two grades he moved to a club in Theydon Bois with Sensei Lawrence Wiles, where he began to learn Wado Ryu. Sensei Ian found this style to be more interesting and this eventually led him down the road of teaching when his Sensei moved away.

 

Sensei Ian later trained in the style of Shito Ryu, which he found to make more sense in terms of internal body mechanics. Sensei Ian strongly believes that the most important aspect of Karate is discipline and loyalty to your club and Sensei. He has been with his current teacher Jim Uglow for over 17 years and enjoys every moment.

 

Sensei Ian learns Kung Fu and Tai Chi from Jim Uglow although these two Martial Arts are  Chinese, Sensei Ian would say he has learnt more about Karate through these Martial Arts than he had from a Japanese Sensei.  Karate does of course originate from Kung Fu .

 

MINI NINJA CLASS (3/4 YEARS)

 

Wednesday 16:00

Epping Sports Centre, 25 Hemnall St, Epping CM16 4LU

 

CHILDREN BEGINNER CLASSES

 

Tuesday 18:00

The Orchard Community Hall, Woodford IG8 0AG

 

Wednesday  16.30 

Epping Sports Centre, 25 Hemnall St, Epping CM16 4LU

Thursday 16:45

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald CM16 6EJ

Friday 16:30

Ray Lodge Church, Ray Lodge Road, Woodford IG8 7NX

 

ADULT BEGINNER CLASS

 

Monday 19:30

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald CM16 6EJ

 

TAI CHI CLASS

 

Saturday 10:30

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald CM16 6EJ