SMART Dojo's Instructors
EKKA Karate 3rd Dan Black Belt
Nicky begun her martial arts training in 2007, encouraged while watching her son Luke training for a few weeks at another centre. After training together, Nicky and Luke were awarded their 1st Dan Black Belt in 2012 and now Nicky has gone on to become an instructor at both the East Bergholt and Holbrook martial arts centres. She is currently training for her Kick-boxing Black Belt.
Smart Dojos operate a fun, safe and family friendly training environment with qualified and experienced instructors. All of our instructors are selected for their skill and knowledge and continued training is given to maintain the high standards required at Smart. We are all friendly and have the ethos of making learning fun and enjoyable for our students, of all ages.
Krav Maga 2nd DAN Black Belt - Karate 1st DAN Black Belt
A retired Royal Marine Commando of 25 years, Laurence obtained his Krav Maga Black Belt rating in 2016 and his Karate Black Belt in 2019. He now heads up all the self-defence training for SMART as well as additional self-defence/anti-bullying programs for young persons (schools) and ladies self-defence workshops for the local communities. Laurence is currently studying for his Krav Maga 3rd DAN and his 2nd DAN in Karate.
Together, with their team of assistant instructors, Laurence and Nicky hope to encourage and empower ‘Family Martial Arts’ – families that Kick together, stick together.