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Instructor Profiles

Sensei Sharon L. Goodwin Doash, 5th Dan (Senior Instructor Knights Karate & Self-Defence Club, & Tigra Karate International Association)

Sensei Sharon started learning martial arts with judo in 1982 and attained NiDan (2nd dan, black belt) in 1989.  In 1988 she started learning Shotokan Karate under the instruction of Sensei Chris. M. Adamou (Bromley School of Karate) initially with the ISK and attained ShoDan (1st dan, black belt) in 1990 (after only 2½ years training).  Sensei Sharon founded Knights Karate Club in 1995, initially with clubs in West Norwood, London, UK and later incorporating Bromley School of Karate, after Sensei Chris Adamou retired.  She attained the EKGB (English Karate Governing Body) Approved Instructor status in 1997.  She has also attained a Cert. Ed. (teaching qualification) and has passed NVQ level 3 in BSL (British Sign Language).  With her background in both judo and karate and developing practical self-defence skills, throughout the eighties and early nineties, she started teaching self-defence to non-martial artists in 1990.  Sensei Sharon was awarded the rank of GoDan (5th Dan, black belt) in 2009 and still actively runs dojo (training halls) in Bromley.  She has trained many students over many years to black belt and beyond and enjoys seeing her students develop, not only in karate, but as individuals too. 


Sensei Alan Doash, 3rd Dan (Instructor Knights Karate & Self-Defence Club)

Sensei Alan started learning Shotokan Karate in 1994 under the instruction of Sensei Chris M. Adamou and Sensei Sharon Goodwin.  He attained ShoDan (1st dan, black belt) in 1997 and became an instructor in 1999.  Sensei Alan teaches all grades in both Bromley and West Norwood and currently holds the rank of SanDan (3rd dan, black belt) which he attained in 2008.


Sensei Arvinder Nandra, 3rd Dan (Assistant Instructor Knights Karate Club)

Sensei Arvinder started learning Ishin-ryu karate before joining Bromley School of Karate in 1996. Under the instruction of Sensei Chris Adamou and Sensei Sharon Goodwin he attained ShoDan (1st dan, black belt) in 1998.  Then continuing under Sensei Sharon Goodwin Doash's instruction he attained NiDan (2nd dan, black belt) in 2001, becoming an instructor in 2002, and SanDan (3rd dan, black belt) in April 2012. Sensei Arvinder assists with training at the Bromley dojo (training halls).


Sensei Sue Goodwin, 2nd Dan (Assistant Instructor & Cover Instructor Knights Karate Club)

Sensei Sue first started to learn and grade in judo in the early to mid-1980’s.  She joined Knights Karate Club in 1997 and attained ShoDan (1st dan, black belt) in 2008.   Sensei Sue became an insured instructor in 2010 and under the coaching and instruction of Sensei Sharon Goodwin Doash and attained NiDan (2nd dan, black belt) in April 2012.  Sensei Sue assists and covers classes mainly in Bromley. 

Sensei Luigi Petrilli, 2nd Dan (Assistant Instructor Knights Karate Club)

Sempai Luigi started learning Shotokan Karate under the instruction of Sensei Sharon Goodwin and Sensei Alan Doash in 1999 at Knights Karate Club. He attained ShoDan (1st dan, black belt) in 2006 and then NiDan (2nd dan, black belt) in 2009.  He started assisting instructing, at West Norwood, under the tutelage of Sensei Sharon in 2008 ....

Sensei Derick Boyd, 2nd Dan (Assistant Instructor Knights Karate Club)

Sensei Derick started learning GKR-karate before joining Knights Karate Club in 2005.  Under the instruction of Sensei Sharon Goodwin Doash he attained ShoDan (1st dan, black belt) in 2007 and then NiDan (2nd dan, black belt) in 2009.  He became an instructor in 2008.

Sempai Thomas Fagg, 1st Dan (Junior Assistant Instructor Knights Karate Club)

Sempai Tom started learning karate under the instruction of Sensei Sharon Goodwin Doash he attained ShoDan (1st dan, black belt) in 2014 and became a junior assistant instructor (in training) in 2015.  ...

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