Sensei Peter Khera 6th Dan
My interest is martial arts started at a young age when my father took me to a Judo and Jujitsu club aged 7 years. I studied Judo for 6 years and achieved brown belt (1st Kyu). At school, my interest for sport excelled with me representing my secondary school at County level in rugby, football and athletics. I was born in Hertfordshire and have always lived here since.
I started Karate in 1986 with the Traditional Association of Shotokan Karate (TASK) with Sensei John Van Weenen as Chief Instructor. I achieved my Black Belt 1st Dan in 1991. I graded to 2nd Dan with the Traditional Shotokan Karate Association of Great Britain (TSKAGB) in 1994 with Sensei Roy Hazelwood as chief instructor. It was that year that I opened up my first karate club in Hertford and have been teaching regularly since. Following the success of that club, I now further have Shotokan Karate schools in Royston, Ware, Hoddesdon and Cheshunt. I graded to 3rd Dan in 1999 and achieved 4th Dan in 2005 with the Traditional Shotokan Karate Association of Great Britain. My 5th Dan was awarded by NAKMAS National Governing Body in April, 2010 and my 6th Dan in May 2016.
At present, I continue to enhance my personal training and enjoy teaching the art of Shotokan Karate to many people of different ages and ability and hope that this art will continue to be a passion of many others like me.
© Rakesh Patel, 2006