Meet The Instructor

Sensei Darren Stringer

Sensei Darren Stringer

4th Dan Black Belt - Kyokushinkai Karate

Sensei Darren Stringer is one of the few “all rounders” in the organisation today. He is at home performing in Kata competitions as he is fighting in full contact knockdown tournaments.

Sensei Darren began his training in 1990, gained Shodan in 1996, Nidan in 2001 and Sensei 2007. He continues to hone his skills as all great Karateka.

Tournament Results

1992 Tokei Inter Club – Most Spirited Fighter
1996 British Junior Championships – WUKO – 3rd Place
1997 British Junior Championships – WUKO – 1st Place
1997 British Junior Championships – Kata – 2nd Place
1997 Challenge Cup Junior – WUKO – 2nd Place
1999 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1999 Canadian Open Kata – 1st Place
1999 Canadian Cadet Knockdown – 2nd Place
2000 Belgium Open Cadets Knockdown – 1st Place
2000 Regional Novice Knockdown – 1st Place – Most Spirited Fighter
2000 British Mens WUKO Championships – 2nd Place
2000 British Novice Knockdown Championships – 1st Place Best Newcomer
2001 Regional Knockdown – 2nd Place
2001 British Kata Championships – 3rd Place
2002 British WUKO Championships – 1st Place
2002 British Kata Championships – 2nd Place
2002 Welsh Open Knockdown Campionships – 2nd Place
2002 IFK 2nd World Knockdown Championships – Spain – 8th
2003 British WUKO Championships – 1st Place
2003 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2003 Regional Knockdown – 2nd Place
2003 IFK 2nd World Kata Championships – Poland – 1st Place
2003 British Clicker Team Championships – 3rd Place
2004 Diamond Cup Knockdown – Belgium – 3rd Place – Most Spirited Fighter
2004 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2004 British WUKO Championships – 3rd Place
2004 British Knockdown Championships – 1st Place
2004 British Clicker Team Championships – 2nd Place
2004 IFK World Cup Knockdown – Yamburg Russia – top 8
2005 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2005 British WUKO Championships – 2nd Place
2005 British Clicker Team Championships – 1st Place
2005 IFK 3rd World Tournament – Knockdown – 3rd Place
2006 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2006 British Clicker Team Championships – 3rd Place
2006 International Knockdown – Yamburg Russia – 4th Place
2006 IKO3 World Cup Knockdown – Australia – 1st Place
2007 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2007 British Clicker Championships – 1st Place
2008 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2008 2nd Yamburg International Knockdown – Russia – 3rd Place
2008 Regional Knockdown M/W – 2nd Place and Most Spirited Fighter
2008 Swiss Open Kata Championships – Individual – 1st Place
2008 Swiss Open Kata Championships- Team – 1st Place
2008 British Knockdown Championships – 1st Place
2008 British Clicker Champioships – 2nd Place
2009 French Open Knockdown Championships – 1st Place
2009 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2009 British Individual Clicker – 3rd Place
2010 British Individual Kata – 1st Place
2010 British Team Clicker – 2nd Place
2010 British Team Mens Kata – 3rd Place
2010 IFK 3rd World Kata Championships – Switzerland- 1st Place
2010 IKO 3 World Cup Knockdown – -Spain – 2nd Place LW
2010 British Individual Clicker – 2nd Place
2011 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2011 British Clicker Team Championships – 2nd Place
2011 Rengokai European Knockdown Championships -1st Place LW
2011 British Knockdown Championships – 3rd Place LW
2011 British Clicker Champtionships – 2nd Place
2012 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
2012 British Team Kata Championships – 1st Place
2012 1st Kuwait International – 1st Place
2013 British Kata Championships -1st place
2013 British Team Kata Championships -1st place
2013 IFK World Knockdown Tournament – 3rd Place
2013 KWU World Knockdown Tournament – Top 8
2014 British Kata Tournament – 1st place
2014 IFK World Kata Tournament – 1st place
2014 Rengokai European Knockdown tournament – 1st place
2015 British Kata Tournament – 1st Place

Karate Classes

Tuesdays 8 - 10pm

Waddon Leisure Centre
Purley Way
Croydon, Surrey
CR0 4RG

£5 per class

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