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Meet the Team

Hartlepool Wadokai is a constituted Not-for-profit organisation, the club is managed by a voluntary executive committee made up of Instructors, Parents and Students. The club has a great team of instructors whom have trained with many leading martial arts exponents from the UK and Japan.

Meet the Team
SENSEI
LYNNE
JORGESON
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CHIEF INSTRUCTOR 
4th Dan
EKF Level 4 Coach
EKF Kumite Judge 'B'
SENSEI
MICHAEL
JORGESON
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INSTRUCTOR 
2nd Dan
EKF Level 3 Coach
EKF Kumite Judge 'B'
SENSEI
CARL
JORGESON
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INSTRUCTOR 
4th Dan
EKF Specialist Coach
International Kata and Kumite judge
Fdsc Sports Coaching & Exercise
Bsc(Hons) Applied Sports & Exercise
 
Carl started Karate at 5 years old, and as a senior, competed for well over a decade with the Wadokai England national team. Carl has many Wadokai European medals to his name. 
 
Carl is now an international Kumite & Kata Judge and regularly officiates at the highest levels.   
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Carl and Amy lived in Japan from 1st July 2008 for 12 months. Whilst there, they trained at the Shiramizu Dojo run by Takamasa Arakawa Sensei, 6th Dan.

 

Both worked as English Teachers for the Shiramizu Dojo, and also worked at a number of kindergartens & private language schools.

 

Click here for the shiramizu intern blog.

 

Carl set up a website and blog where you could keep in touch with him and Amy on their Japanes adventure. View their Blog here

SENSEI
AMY
JORGESON
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INSTRUCTOR 
3rd Dan
EKF Level 3 Coach
International Kumite Judge and British Kata Judge
Gym Instructor Level 2
Little Ninjas Specialist
Amy was an international competitor for over a decade with the Wadokai England national team. Highlights include medals at both the Wado World Karate Championships (2010) & 

Wadokai All-Nations Championionships (2015) and loads of Wadokai European medals!

Amy is now an International Kumite judge and British Kata Judge and regularly officiates at the highest levels. 

Amy leads our Little Ninjas program and is one of our squad coaches. 

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​Carl and Amy lived in Japan from 1st July 2008 for 12 months. Whilst there, they trained at the Shiramizu Dojo run by Takamasa Arakawa Sensei, 6th Dan.

 

Both worked as English Teachers for the Shiramizu Dojo, and also worked at a number of kindergartens & private language schools.

 

Click here for the shiramizu intern blog.

 

Carl set up a website and blog where you could keep in touch with him and Amy on their Japanese adventure. View their Blog here

SENSEI
HARVEY
KERRIDGE
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INSTRUCTOR
1st Dan
Wadokai England Squad
EKF National Squad
Northern Region Squad
Fight Coach
SENSEI
MOLLIE COOPER
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INSTRUCTOR
1st Dan
Wadokai England Squad
EKF Northern Region Squad
SENSEI
KATE McCAFFERY
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INSTRUCTOR 
2nd Dan
Wadokai England Squad

 

Kate started training in Karate at Hartlepool Wadokai in 2003 and is a 2nd Dan. 

 

She has trained with the Wadokai England National Team and has competed internationally. Highlights include competing in the Wadokai All Nations Championships (2018) and the 45th FEW European Championships (2018) in which she won Gold for Women's Individual Kata.

 

She enjoys all aspects of Karate, but has a particular interest in Kata training and competition Kata. 

 

Outside of the Dojo, Kate is a secondary school teacher and teaches English in a local North East school.

SENSEI
ROY
SALMONS
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INSTRUCTOR 
2nd Dan
Association Judge
SENSEI
NEIL
CODNER
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INSTRUCTOR
1st Dan
Neil has a special interest in close quarter Karate, and is one of the leads for this aspect of our syllabus. 
Safeguarding & Commitment to Excellence

The FULL Management Team have undergone enhanced disclosure checks to ensure their suitability for working with children and all are First Aid Qualified. All of the Instructors are fully insured and certified by the English Karate Federation to teach Karate and all are qualified competition Judges or Referee's.

Club Committee

Chief Instructor - Lynne Jorgeson

Chairman - Julia Gowland

General Secretary - Nick Gowland

Development Officer - Carl Jorgeson

Vice Chairman - Rachel Kerridge

Training Officer - Kate McCaffery

Welfare Officer - Amy Jorgeson

 

Fight Coach - Harvey Kerridge

Committee Member  - Michael Jorgeson

Committee Member  - Neil Codner