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Instructor's and Profiles.

SAMURAI HEARTS is growing every year and within this growth we have some new Instructors.
The Instructor team consists of:

Andy Abernethie Sensei, Samurai Hearts Chief Instructor and GKAR Senior Instructor.

Joe Cottingham Sensei,  GKAR Assistant Instructor, Club Secretary.

James Phillips Sensei, Samurai Hearts Assistant Instructor.

Phil Read Sensei, Samurai Hearts Assistant Instructor and Apprentice.

Sophie Thompson Sensei, Samurai Hearts Assitant Instructor/Welfare Officer and Apprentice.

Dylan Young Sensei, Samurai Hearts Junior Assistant Instructor.

Isabella Goodwin Sensei, Samurai Hearts Junior Assistant Instructor.


Andy Abernethie Sensei.
Samurai Hearts Chief Instructor and Grimsby Kaze Arashi Ryu Senior Instructor.

I started Martial Arts when I was 11 after been introduced to Ju-Jitsu by some friends at school who had been training at a local club for 6 Months.

I went along to the club and loved it, so I joined and Ju-Jitsu was my passion for 22 years up to the grade of 3rd Dan. I also did Wing Chung and Tai Chi for a while during this time.

Although happy with my training I felt there was something missing, I was searching for more.
After going on a few Seminars I had been introduced to Kaze Arashi Ryu what I had seen of this system was like I had never seen before, the system included striking and weapons which is what I had been looking for, so I started training in Kaze Arashi Ryu in 2000 and shortly after started my own club to learn and teach the system.

In the 15 years of training in K.A.R. I have just achieved the Level of Moku-Roku in the empty hand arts, which is the equivalent of (3rd/4th Dan Level).
The Grimsby club is going very well at present, with a few new members and a return of a few old members, training numbers are running between 4 and 8 each night, which is great for such a small town.
I find K.A.R. fascinating, the more I see of the system the more it intrigues me, my continued learning and teaching of K.A.R. will carry on to help promote K.A.R. within the U.K.

In 2007 I started my own business called Samurai Hearts teaching Martial Arts, Self Defence/Awareness in schools, Colleges and Sports Clubs.

Samurai Hearts for children is a very small part of Kaze Arashi Ryu, but it teaches the core basics of the larger system, Once students are the correct age (14) with the correct ability and attitude they will be invited to join the adults KAZE ARASHI RYU class, then their training/learning continues.

I have just Qualified as a Level 3 Sports Therapist, I will now be offering my services to all people who are suffering from new or long term sports/Training injuries.
See Therapies page for more information.

Martial Arts Qualifications so far:
Ju-Jitsu              3rd Dan.                                  (1978-2000)
Aiki-Jujutsu    (Mokuroku) 3rd/4th Dan.        (2000-present)
Atemi Jutsu    (Mokuroku) 3rd/4th Dan.        (2000-present)
Jo Jutsu           (Mokuroku) 3rd/4th Dan.        (2000-present)
Ken Jutsu        (Mokuroku) 3rd/4th Dan.        (2000-present)

Coaching Qualifications are:
Basic First Aid.
Equity in your Coaching.
Coaching Disabled Performers.
Safeguarding Children Workshop.
Accredited Member of N.A.K.M.A.S "Safe Kids' Campaign, (Having undergone formal N.A.K.M.A.S. Training)

Other Qualifications are:
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Swedish Massage.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Non-Medical Nutritional Advice.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports and Fitness Therapy Techniques.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Health, Safety, Security and Employment Standards.
Level 3 FA Treatment of Injuries and Rehabilitation.
Level 1 GNAS Archery Instructors course.

I have also completed the Royal Marines Commando Endurance Course.


Joe Cottingham Sensei.
Grimsby Kaze Arashi Ryu Assistant Instructor.




James Phillips Sensei.
Samurai Hearts Assistant Instructor.




Phil Read Sensei.
Samurai Hearts Assistant Instructor.

Sophie Thompson Sensei.
Samurai Hearts Assistant Instructor/Welfare Officer.




Dylan Young Sensei.
Samurai Hearts Junior Assistant Instructor.

Isabella Goodwin Sensei.
Samurai Hearts Junior Assistant Instructor.