Sensei Andi Kidd 5th Dan
Chief Instructor - Genjitsu Karate Kai, Swindon
Andi Kidd is the author of From Shotokan to the Street and has been training in the martial arts for over 25 years. He is graded 4th Dan and is a fully qualified Instructor with both the British Combat Association and the World Combat Associations.
Andi also holds a full instructors teaching certificate from Iain Abernethy, one of few in the world to do so. Although his base karate style is Shotokan, Andi has dabbled in many arts from Aikido to Western Sword fighting, bringing this experience to give a deeper understanding of karate.
Andi has always been keen on getting top quality instruction and has travelled far and wide for it as well as getting many famous names to come and teach in his home town, including Vince Morris, Rory Miller and Iain Abernethy
"Andi Kidd is one of the most impressive bunkai teachers I have worked with. His ceaseless exploration of the pragmatic aspects of our tradition have seen him develop a way of approaching kata that is very holistic. Andi is not one to be trapped by dogma, but instead he questions deeply and it is this approach that ensures what he teaches is always focused on the core traditional values of functionality and practicality. It's not just Andi's material that sets him apart, it's also the way in which he delivers that material. Andi is a warm and humorous guy who is able to effectively communicate his thinking. I highly recommend Andi to anyone who wants to practise karate in an logical and open-minded way".