Eventually he took his 1st Dan in 1990, 2nd Dan in 1996, 3rd Dan in 1999 and 4th Dan in 2004 all under either Nick Walker 4th Dan and/or Tom Hibbert 7th Dan MBE.
In May 2019 Rob was awarded 5th Dan by Peter Allen 8th Dan and the AMA Technical Committee. (See governing Body).
In 1996 Christine took her 2 nd Dan and in 2005 she took her 3rd Dan under Tom Hibbert. Christine and Simon also run the Junior Club in Carbis bay.
Simon started training in Shotokan whilst at University in 1977 grading under Sensei Bob Poynton . In 1980 he moved to SKI (due to moving through work) and was awarded his 1st Dan by Sensei Asano 9th Dan in 1984. Due to work he stopped training in 1986 but resumed in 1993 when he moved to Cornwall.
In order to take time to study Kakougan Ryu he started again as a 9th kyu, taking 1 st Dan in 1999 and 2 nd Dan under Tom Hibbert in 2005.
In June 2008 Simon was awarded 3rd Dan by Tom Hibbert and Rob Jones. As part of his examination Simon demonstrated a number of Okinawan Kobudo katas in both The Sai (3 pronged truncheon) and The Bo (6 ft Staff).
In May 2019 Simon was awarded 4th Dan by Peter Allen 8th Dan and the AMA Technical Committee.
Andy used to watch his children train but in 1998 decided to put on a Gi and give it a go.
Consistently training despite various injuries (through work largely) Andy passed his 1st Dan Black belt in December 2009, examined by a panel chaired by Rob Jones.
Mark started training in 1997. Though under time restraints due to work and family life (4 young children) Mark continued his training and passed his 1st Dan Black belt in June 2010 examined, by a panel chaired by Rob Jones. In Sept 2011 Mark opened his own club in Four Lanes near Camborne. In December 2018 Mark was awarded his 2nd Dan Black Belt.
Alex started training in the Childrens’ club in 2004. Moved into the Adults’ club in 2010. He passed his 1st Dan Black Belt in Dec 2013 just after his 16 th birthday. He has on occasion helped (as a Brown belt instructor) his father (Simon) with the Childrens’ club.
Alex started training in the Childrens’ club in 2004. Moved into the Adults’ club in 2010. He passed his 1st Dan Black Belt in Dec 2013 age 17. He also has been a great help (as a Brown belt instructor) with the Childrens’ club
Arron started training in the Childrens’ club in 2004. Moved into the Adults’ club in 2010. He passed his 1st Dan Black Belt in Dec 2013 age 14. Whilst technically a cadet Arron took the same adult grading as his brother and Alex Norris, an achievement in itself!
Sam started in the Children’s Club in 2008. Moved into the adult club on 2014. He passed his 1st Dan Black Belt in December 2018 just shy of his 17th Birthday.