Sensei Craig Johnson
5th Dan | Joint Chief Instructor – founder member of the SDKA
Year of Birth:1973
Martial Arts Experience: Wado Ryu Karate, Western Boxing, Ju Jitsu, Kickboxing, Self Defence, MMA
Other Relevant Training/Information: Former Self Defence and Martial Arts Instructor for South Derbyshire Youth Service.
I have trained and attended seminars with many world renowned instructors, These include
Iain Aberneth, Peter Consterdine, Mo Teague, Patrick McCarthy,Dan Anderson (World Champion)
3yrs training at One National Boxing Academy with former professional heavyweight Clifton Mitchell and Lonsdale belt holder Neville Brown. Part of the making of martial arts DVD Cross Training in the Martial Arts Volume 2. I have won many British and European Honours in my competitive career mostly in Kumite (fighting). The most recent of these: UMA British Champion 35yrs+ 2012.
My full-time occupation is Capability Acquisition Manager at Rolls-Royce plc and I live with my long term partner and young daughter in Derby.
Favourite Karate Technique: Reverse Punch
Other Hobbies/Interests: Weight Training, running