Spotlight on Pete Jardine, Assistant Instructor
I started training in Martial Arts at age 11, Lau Gar Kung Fu. I trained for 2 years but gave up when I started secondary school. I started ECKA in January 2010. My goal was to achieve my first Dan black belt by age 40 (I passed age 38!).
I have enjoyed competing throughout my years with ECKA, I won the MK Open Semi and Continuous in 2013 and have been runner up 6 times before. I had to take 2 years out of competing in 2016 due to a major hip operation, but delighted to return and win the 2018 Light Continous ECKA Nationals! After 2 second places and even more 3rd places, I was starting to think it would never happen!
I have also ran the London Marathon in 2015, 5 half marathons and 2 obstacle races. In my spare time….only kidding don’t have any!
Sensei Pete, pictured above in the middle after receiving his 2nd Dan, is:
- WAKO Qualified Instructor
- DBS Checked
- First Aid Qualifed