About the team

Our philosophy is built on the values of respect, honesty, perseverance, and solidarity. We believe in enjoying the journey, encouraging one another, and training together to achieve individual goals. We train hard, share laughter, and foster a strong sense of community.

Every member of our team has progressed from beginner to advanced levels within our club, experiencing the same grading process as our members. Our adult coaches, all of whom have been with the club for a minimum of eight years, are DBS enhanced checked. They are deeply passionate about martial arts and dedicated to helping students realise their full potential.

Sensei Jo Randall

Sensei Jo Randall

4th Dan Black Belt & Chief Instructor

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WAKO Qualified Instructor

3 x National ECKA Champion

DBS advanced checked

First aid trained

Body in Mind Facilitator

Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology

In martial arts since 2002, training under ECKA chief instructor Sensei Dev Barrett 8th Dan & head of WAKO GB Ring sports.

Competed nationally & internationally for over a decade.  Spent one month training with Shaolin 34th Generation Warrior Monks in China in 2014.  Trained with other notable instructors; Kancho Henk Kuipers, Michael “Venum” Page, Grandmaster A, Remy Bon-jasky, Semy Schilt, Elijah Everill, Ray Hoffman, Chantelle Cameron, Alfie “Ard” Davies & Monika Markowska.

Founded Leighton Buzzard Kickboxing Academy in 2009! 

Read about her Shaolin Training here: https://senseijorandall.wordpress.com/

Sensei Pete Jardine

Sensei Pete Jardine

3rd Dan Black Belt

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WAKO Qualified Instructor

1 x ECKA National Champion

DBS Enhanced checked

First Aid trained

Sensei Pete has competed nationally in semi contact and light continious. Has been in Martial Arts since age 11 and a marathon runner. He started with the club 6 months after we opened in 2010! He currently takes our Tuesdays and Saturday classes.

Sensei Guillaume Dupre

Sensei Guillaume Dupre

2nd Dan Black Belt

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WAKO Qualified Instructor

WAKO Qualfied Referee

DBS Checked

First Aid Trained 

Geo (as we know him!) has been with the club over a decade.  He has fought nationally and won double gold in the MK Open 2022!  Both his children train with our junior classes too. He is also a WAKO / Kickboxing GB Qualified Referee.

Coach Pete Bellamy

Coach Pete Bellamy

1st Dan Black Belt

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First Aid Trained

DBS Checked

Pete has been with the club around a decade, outside the club is a teaching assistant in schools, so is a great addition to our team. A great martial artist and musician (plays bass in the LB yearly panto!) Both his children also train in our juniors classes.

Coach Tommy Keady

Coach Tommy Keady

1st Dan Black Belt

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Tommy came to ECKA already a 1st Dan in Taekwondo, then gained another black belt with the club!  He is one of our most talented fighters, with his children now also training and competing.

Charlie Coles

Charlie Coles

1st Dan Black Belt & Class Assistant

Sonny Blades

Sonny Blades

1st Dan Black Belt & Class Assistant

Riley Shearman

Riley Shearman

1st Dan Black Belt & Class Assistant

Isabel Dover

Isabel Dover

Brown Belt & Class Assistant

Tommy Axe

Tommy Axe

First Kyu & Class Assistant

Jack Geary

Jack Geary

Blue Belt & Class Assistant

 “I’m fitter, healthier, I’ve given up smoking with no chance of going back, in fact I feel the best I ever have and only want to do better. I owe you!”

Pete

“An amazing way to get back into a fitness routine after almost ten years, two babies and coming up to forty years old too. Sensei Jo is an amazing teacher, and is very inspirational and supportive and makes you want to do the best you can. Love it!”

Natasha

“I never thought I would go far in competing. Never even thought I would step onto the mat. So to walk away with a national title is unbelievable. I wouldn’t have accomplished this without Sensei Jo. The dedication that she brings to each lesson and the encouragement given is infectious. ECKA has become one of the biggest and most positive influences in my life, not just in the dojo as well. Thank you”.

Ken

“Awesome martial arts club! The lessons are interesting, challenging and each one is different. Much more fun than going to a gym! Nice group of students and a great instructor in Sensei Jo.”

Dave

“My children attend and love learning karate. They like the structure and the fact each class is different, it’s challenging and great exercise for them!.”

Eleanor