Founder, CEO & Chief Instructor at PC Karate Academy.
Started Karate aged 12. After trying out various martial arts, Paul concentrated on Shotokan Karate when he was 17 under the tutelage of Mick Simmons who heralded from Clive Tandy, via Asano Sensei and Kanazawa Sensei. Since then he has through the years trained many students throughout the country including RAF and Army personnel and at P C Karate Academy, which was founded in 1982.
Paul has taught all over the world, in places like Germany, USA, France, Jamaica and more recently in Morocco.
His industrial background was a Quality Manager (1986 – 1992) and then a Production/Works Manager (1993 -1998). Paul has struck a balance with developing his Karate Clubs and his education, which he sees as important for him, culminating in him obtaining a BA (Hons.) Degree in Sport & Recreation Management from Birmingham University in 2006.
Paul currently teaches Karate 7 days a week and holds the grade of 7th Dan.
In 2009 Paul became the event organiser for The English Karate Federation organising their National Championships each year in Sheffield, and in 2011 he organised the British Karate Federation’s four Nations championships. On 2nd June 2018, Paul was appointed EKF Vice President & Treasurer.