Paul Selby

 

Hi, my name is Paul, founder of Black Scorpion Karate club.

My Karate journey started back in 1994 when I was 11 years old.  After training for a couple of years with the KUGB I gave up.  I decided to give karate another go together with my son Joseph and father in law Ray. Ray also used to do karate with a club called GKR, he spoke about his old instructor Paul who had started his own club, so we joined.

 

I enjoyed my time as a student and attended every event I could, I competed in the clubs tournaments with good results.  I started to help out at classes teaching the lower grades.

In December 2011 I passed the Assistant instructors course and became a Sempai. In September 2012 I was promoted to Sensei.  I enjoyed teaching classes and being able to pass on what I had learned.

In July 2013, with the support of my students and Cobra Martial Arts Association (cmaa), I made the decision to form Black Scorpion Karate Club.

This is one of the best decisions I have made!

 

I am motivated not by my own success but that of my students I get a real BUZZ when they achieve their next belts.  I have had the privilege to be able to see students improve in confidence, fitness, and ability and make new friends.  My main passion is making karate accessible for everyone.

 

I am taught and mentored by Sensei Tracey Drain 3rd Dan of Cobra Karate.  Her teachings have enhanced what karate is all about.  For me karate is not about who is the better person, its about helping the other person to be better than you.  Having respect for others and enjoying  yourself .

Qualifications

  • Instructor Qualified
  • First Aid Trained
  • Child Protection & Safe Guarding
  • Enhanced DBS (formally Crb) Checked
  • Local Authority accredited club
  • Registered Black belt on the National Black Belt register
  • validated children’s pass port to learning destination provider

Grade

  • 2nd Dan Black Belt

 

I hope to see you soon, Paul