|Peter began training in 1976 at Ealing Karate Club under the direction of Senseis John James and Eamonn McKinney. Soon after the club had joined Higashi in the early 80s, Peter took over as Sensei with Henry Francis. Sensei Francis left Ealing Karate Club in the early 90s when he decided to branch out and set up his own Karate club, leaving an opportunity for Mike to join Peter as an instructor at the club.
Peter progressed quickly through the grades, skipping belts several times. In the 80s he trained on the England Kumite Squad with former World champions such as Tyrone White, Jeff Thompson and Vic Charles, and frequently competed at National and International level. Running Ealing Karate Club gave Peter another focus. He wanted the club to grow, but also continued to further develop his own Karate skills by attending Kata courses and summer schools.
His commitment to Ealing Karate Club (now Elkai Karate) remains as strong as ever. Peter is passionate about his sport and has high hopes for all the young and talented members of the club.