Frank has over 40 years’ experience and began training in Wado Ryu Karate in 1980 at the age of 10 years old. Karate has changed his life and given him so many unique opportunities, helping him to grow his confidence as a child to competing at major championships and now he wants to help other students and give them better experiences by opening his own karate club to pass on his knowledge and hopefully inspire the next generation of karate champions.
Born in 1970, growing up in Skipton (Yorkshire Dales), Karate became his passion and he went on to compete, winning many medals in Kumite (fighting).
Frank now wants to focus on his members by giving them all the opportunities he had and much more, he is the British Sport Karate Federation Chief Instructor, British Sport Karate Federation Kumite Squads Head Coach, because of his vast experience and expert guidance he has trained multiple students from beginner to full international, competing at local events to European and World events.
In 2014 Frank became a Northern Regional Kumite Coach within the English Karate Federation and in 2019 Frank took the position of Head Coach for the Northern Regional Kumite Squads. Frank was awarded his 5th Dan for contribution to Karate in December 2015.
Frank still believes that in order to keep developing his skills as a coach he continues to train regularly.
Frank's ambition is for Quest Karate Club to grow and develop into a strong Karate Club with the highest standards of coaching and training.