Sensei Shahinaz Pelter, Chief Instructor of Bromley & South East London JKA Karate Club.
“For me Karate has become a passion and a way of life”
Sensei Shahinaz Pelter is a former diplomat who took up karate after her son Patrick (now 2nd Dan) & the club Junior Instructor took an interest in karate.
Sensei Shahinaz (2nd Dan) is a dedicated karate-ka. She trains regularly at South London Karate Club, where she also teaches with Sensei Martin Dobson (4th Dan), to whom she will always be grateful for teaching her the very first Shotokan karate techniques. She also gets extra, Valuable training with Sensei Ohta (7th Dan JKAE Chief Instructor), Sensei Ismail (6th Dan and Head of the Association) Sensei Tomlin and Sensei Stewart ( Both 6th Dan and members of the JKAE technical committee).
After hard training and dedication she obtained her 1st Dan at the prestigious International JKAE Spring Course at Crawley. The very difficult Dan grading was conducted by Sensei Osaka (8th dan), Sensei Ohta (7th Dan) & Sensei Larsen (7th Dan) .
In 2013, Sensei Shahinaz passed both JKAE Instructor and Referee Level 3.
In 2015, Sensei Shahinaz passed both JKAE Instructor and Referee Level 2.
In November 2017, Sensei Shahinaz achieved the prestigious JKA Instructor D International Qualification.
Sensei Martin describes Shahinaz by “ a very popular and a natural teacher of all aspects of karate – do”.
In 2014, she obtained her 2nd Dan at the prestigious International JKAE Autumn Course at Crawley. The Dan grading was conducted by Sensei Sawada (7th dan), Sensei Shiina (7th Dan) and Sensei Ohta (7th Dan).
Sensei Shahinaz regularly attends all JKA England National and International courses. In February 2012, she was awarded, along with her son Patrick, a special attendance Certificate from Sensei Ohta.
In January 2010, Sensei Shahinaz went to Japan to attend the Kan Geiko (Winter Training) course at the JKA headquarter in Tokyo.
She has also taken part in many JKAE interclub and nationals karate competitions at which she has won gold, silver and bronze medals.
Sensei Shahinaz has also participated as a Judge, Centre Referee, timekeeper and Recorder in several competitions, including the European Championship in England in 2011, the Four Nations Cup in 2012, the JKAE 10thAnniversary Cup in 2013, the National Championships and the JKA England 1st Open National Championships in 2014.
In January 2015, Sensei Shahinaz Pelter received, with a great pleasure, from Sensei Ohta, JKA England Chief Instructor, the JKA England Club of the Year Certificate.