Val Nicholls, 5th Dan, is a working Mum of two boys and married to Pete. She works part time managing sheltered accommodation, has a masters degree in business management and studies both Karate and Aiki Jujitsu in her spare time. Having studied with many other instructors Val has a wide knowledge of other styles and martial arts.
Val holds Seiken Ryu karate coaching and refereeing certificates., was a trustee of Kidsown out of school club for several years and has been a karate instructor since 2004.
Val has officiated at many of our competitions and is a member of our Dan grading panel