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Dan Salter holds a 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate and is the lead instructor of our Bushido Warriors Karate programme for children aged 5 to 7.
Having started training in Devon in 1988, Dan found his passion for Karate while at school. After an extended break – starting when his previous club closed – he joined Backwell Karate in 2012 as an adult with an aim of improving his fitness. It wasn’t too long, however, before he got hooked once again and a year later passed his 1st Dan, swiftly followed by his 2nd Dan in 2015 under the KUGB’s chief instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry.
As a youngster, Dan didn’t enter Karate tournaments, but inspired by the club’s success he decided to get involved. After having been a regular at the Friday night kumite (sparring) class at Backwell, Dan has enjoyed some notable results. In 2016 he became the WTKO Irish Open Veteran Kumite Champion and was also a silver medallist at the KUGB Southern Region Championships in Team Kumite.
Dan is an advocate of those starting Karate later in life and is a keen believer that it’s never too late to begin, whether for its fitness benefits, to learn something new or even to enter a tournament.
While Dan enjoys helping our adult members he also became the lead instructor for the Bushido Warriors children’s Karate programme in 2016. Dan says that one of his greatest moments of pride will be to see our Warriors continue their Karate journeys and to achieve their black belts in the future. We know it won’t be long until he gets to see this.
Qualified as a 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate (2015)
WTKO Ireland Veteran Kumite Champion (2016)
KUGB Southern Region Team Kumite silver medallist (2014)
KUGB South West Individual Kata bronze medallist (2015)
2x KUGB South West Team Kata bronze medallist (2015, 2016)
HDKI Open Championships Team Kata bronze medallist (2017)
HDKI Open Championships Veteran Kumite bronze medallist (2017)