Class Instructors

 

PJ Lee - Instructor

Sempai Kyle Hobgen

Sempai Kyle Hobgen is a 2nd Dan instructor teaching karate and kickboxinng classes in Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne. Sempai Kyle has quickly established himself within his classes and is very popular with his students.

Gaining his black belt in karate in 4 years due to training nearly every day of the week within classes in his area of Hastings he has always put in 100% when it comes to his martial arts. Also a black belt in kickboxing he has competed in both karate tournaments as well as numourous times within the ring at light continuous kickboxing fights. Sempai Kyle is training hard looking to compete again along side his teaching.

  • Years Training: 16 Years
  • Passed Karate Black Belt (Shodan) 2012
  • Passed Karate 2nd Dan (Nidan): 2018
  • Passed Kickboxing Black Belt 2016
  • Fought in Light Continuous Kickboxing
  • Competed in Karate Tournaments
  • Graded in Kobudo with Southern Kobudo Association

PJ Lee - Instructor

Sempai PJ Lee

Sempai PJ Lee is a 2nd Dan instructor teaching karate classes in Eastbourne and Hailsham. PJ has been training with SAMA since 2007. Once he achieved his karate black belt he began helping at classes, gradings and other events. Once he left school he served his government recognised apprenticeship with SAMA.

PJ, now a full time instructor keeps himself fit, training every day. He is also a black belt in kickboxing and hopes in the future he will increase his teaching into kickboxing.

PJ has competed at kumite, kata and weapons at many karate tournaments as well as competing in the ring at light continuous kickboxing.

  • Years Training: 15 Years
  • Passed Karate Black Belt (Shodan): 2012
  • Passed Karate 2nd Dan (Nidan): 2021
  • Passed Kickboxing Black Belt 2016.
  • Fought in Light Continuous Kickboxing
  • Competed in Karate Tournaments
  • Graded in Kobudo with Southern Kobudo Association.

 


 

PJ Lee - Instructor

Sempai Callum Jefferson

Sempai Callum Jefferson is a 2nd Dan instructor teaching karate classes in Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings.

Callum has been training with SAMA since 2007. Once he achieved his karate black belt he began helping at classes, gradings and other events. Having recently completing his extra 2 years assisting full time within classes he is now a full time instructor teaching his own classes.

Callum keeps in good shape by training every day with his karate and also at the gym. He has also expanded his training into kickboxing and hopes in the future he will increase his karate teaching and then hopefully the same with kickboxing once he gains his black belt.

Callum has competed at kumite (sparring), kata and weapons at many karate tournaments as well as competing in the ring at light continuous kickboxing.

  • Years Training: 15 Years
  • Passed Karate Black Belt (Shodan): 2014
  • Passed Karate 2nd Dan (Nidan): 2021
  • Fought in Light Continuous Kickboxing
  • Competed in Karate Tournaments
  • Graded in Kobudo with Southern Kobudo Association

 


 

PJ Lee - Instructor

Sempai Lewis Greathead

Sempai Lewis Greathead is a 1st Dan instructor teaching karate classes in Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hailsham and Hastings.

Lewis has been training with SAMA since 2008. After passing his karate black belt he began helping in as many classes, gradings and other events as he could. Lewis has completed many years of assisting in classes to gain the knowledge and experience needed and is now a full time karate instructor.

Lewis always trains hard in his martial arts and also at the gym. He is also a black belt in kickboxing and has competed at kumite (sparring), kata and weapons at many karate tournaments as well as competing in the ring at light continuous kickboxing.

  • Years Training: 14 Years
  • Passed Karate Black Belt (Shodan): 2012
  • Passed Kickboxing Black Belt: 2016 
  • Fought in Light Continuous Kickboxing
  • Competed in Karate Tournaments
  • Graded in Kobudo with Southern Kobudo Association
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