The family friendly independent karate club for 28 years
Sensei John Dalton - Nidan (2nd Dan)
is ranked Nidan (2nd Dan) and a registered Independent Martial Art
Sports Association (IMASA)
instructor. He is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced check passed
and has attended several courses on ‘Safeguarding and Protecting
John ran St. Michael's Karate Club with
Ken for many years. There was a lot of enquires about running a karate
club on the other side of the city so John started his own club in
Salisbury called Hampton Park Karate Club which he ran for several
years. John decided to move away from Salisbury and relocate to
Shaftesbury. He handed his club over to one of his black belt students
who had trained with him from the begining at Hampton Park Karate Club.
The new instructor was unable to meet training commitments so
unfortunately, after some time, the club was forced to close. All was
not lost though because many of the students transferred to St.
Michael's Karate Club and it is of some interest that several of those
students still train there today.
John is now the
club instructor at Shaftesbury Karate Club in Shaftesbury, Dorset which
boasts a membership in excess of thirty-five students of all ages and
grades. In June 2014 he was awarded the rank of Nidan by Independent
Martial Art Sports Association (IMASA).