Sensei Bryn Morris Chester Karate Club

Sensei Bryn Morris
Grade: 4th Dan
Club: Northgate Arena
Classes: Tuesday 7pm to 8.30pm
Tel.01512 000315

Bryn born in 1956 in Liverpool, always a keen sporting fan began karate training under late Sensei Colin Williams in 1978. Bryn obtained his 1st Dan in 1984 and his current 4th Dan in 1998.
From white belt onwards Bryn took part in many competitions, both kata and kumite. Still enjoying karate as he has always done

Assistant Instructor, Sensei Dennis Hanwright 3rd Dan

Born in Chester in1945, Dennis started Karate Training in the late 60`s under the Late Sensei Colin Williams. In the very early 70`s Chester Shotokan was formed and in those early days it soon became a formidable club (due to the Late Sensei Collins insatiable appetite for Freestyle Fighting and Competitions), it soon became the number one club in the area.
In 1972 the club was fortunate to have the All Styles Gt. Britain Freestyle Champion the Late Sensei Steve Cattle and Sensei Kato (now Head of the JKA) as resident instructors. To have a top Japanese Instructor and a top International Champion, together with the Late Sensei Collin Williams for up to four sessions per week, resulted in club training, which very hard, mentally and physically on all students as they were pushed to their maximum potential.

Over the years Dennis has been fortunate to train under some of the all time greats including Sensei’s Kanazawa, the Late Enodio, Ochi, Asano, Kato, Kimaria (Shukokia) Sherry, Cattle, Poyton, O’Neil, Rhodes, Daniels.
To complement his training in Shotokan Dennis has trained in a number of other martial arts including Judo, Ju-Jitsu and Shukokia (achieving Shodan Level ).
Although a Manchester University Trained Senior Lecturer and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and whilst enjoying instructing, is much happier training in the class with the other students rather than instructing.
Awarded Shodan in 1974 by Sensei Kanazawa and Sensei Kato, Dennis is also a qualified National Referee.