Sensei Simon Bushby – 5th Dan Chief Instructor
Date Started Training – September 1988
Dan Grades Received:
- Junior Shodan – December 1993
- 1st Dan – June 1995
- 2nd Dan – June 1997
- 3rd Dan – June 2000
- 4th Dan – June 2004
- 5th Dan – Sept 2009
Brief summary of training:
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to travel, train and teach in various countries throughout the world, including Europe, America and Okinawa.
I have a passion for helping all the students in my Academy achieve their goals, be that improving Confidence, Discipline, fitness or weight management.
My experience in the Martial Arts and fitness industry has helped me to develop the skills so I can get the best from all my students.
Mrs. Lorna Woolcott – Program Director
Mrs. Woolcott is our Program Director and responsible for our new students as well as admin tasks throughout the academy.
Sensei Andy Woolcott – 2nd Dan Instructor
During my journey I have also trained with Sensie Ernie Molyneux (8th Dan IOGKF), Sensei George Andrews, 8th Dan, Sensie James Rousseau (9th Dan).
1987 – Graded Shodan (1st Dan) 2008 –
Started training again with Sensie Andy Barber (5th Dan) 2017 – Graded Nidan (2nd Dan)
I believe that my training has given me the self confidence, fitness and determination to not only progress my karate training, but given me the determination to be the best I can, in my career and personal life.
1983 – 1987 studied traditional Aikido with Sensei Paul McGlone.
1985 – began training in Goju Ryu with Sensei Ernie Molyneux (8th Dan IOGKF) at the Lincoln Road Dojo, Bournemouth.1990 – Graded Shodan (1st Dan)
1993 – Graded Nidan (2nd Dan)
1994 – Opened the Parkstone Dojo
1998 – Graded Sandan (3rd Dan)
2003 – Graded Yondan (4th Dan)
2009 – Graded Godan (5th Dan)