Rebecca started karate in the January of 2002. It was her sons
who originally wanted to start karate so Rebecca bought them along
for a taster session. She decided to take it up herself after
seeing what went on even though her sons weren’t interested.
She also decided that it was time to keep fit.
sons have since taken karate up and have progressed to junior
After 6 months Rebecca passed her yellow belt in June 2002,
orange in Sept 2002, Green December 2002, Blue May 2003, Purple
December 2003, Junior Brown December 2004, middle Brown September
2005 and Senior Brown in December 2006.
In October 2006 Rebecca took on the responsibility along with Rob and Carl to run the Reading club and become a senior
instructor, teaching at the
South Reading Youth and Community Centre after the departure of Sensei Wilkinson.
Rebecca gets personal satisfaction from passing on what she’s
learnt to the lower grades and has a massive sense of achievement
when the youngsters pass their syllabus gradings.
is also a full time wife to husband Gary and mother to three boys
aged 15, 13 and 10. She also works as a LSA (learning support
assistant) with disabled children at Ryeish
Green Comprehensive School.
Rebeccas other hobbies when she has time are riding her Harley
Davidson motorbike, rock ‘n’ roll conventions and
In September 2009 Rebecca was awarded the prestigious black belt
grade of Shodan, following an assessment at the 2009 England Wado-Kai
Karate Autumn Course in Lyme Regis.