Monday, February 26, 2024

Karate: Paul a cut above the rest as he achieves second dan

Amazing Paul Fordham who is only 14 years old and just awarded his 2nd Dan Black Belt which is also a great achievement for someone so young. Paul from Grays has already competed in Italy and Latvia in European Championships and has many National and Regional Titles to his name in both Kata and Kumite. Pat McCluskey 6th Dan who awarded Paul his black belt this weekend Said “ This boy has real Talent and is set for great things in Karate”. Cheri Stokes 4th Dan is very proud of Paul, Joe and all the others and confirms that both hard work and dedication has given them their own great achievements and success.

Phoenix Karate is a traditional based Shotokan Karate is not sport related this means that you can start as a beginner and can continue to train and achieve much later into life than you do with Sport Karate. We have classes that are held 7 days a week where we cater for the Over 50’s Beginners and those returning to Karate after many years of not training, we have Ladies only Classes as well as Adult Only Classes, for those that want family lessons these are also available and of course Children only Classes available every day at either at the New Basildon Sporting Village or Phoenix Dojo on Charfleets Estate. We have people coming as far a field as Thurrock to Southend to come and train with us.

This club is very well placed to offer everyone who thought that it was too hard or too old to give it a try any of the sessions. If you are interested with training with these guys please ring Cheri on 01268 511861 or Sharon on 01277 658261 or visit for further details


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