Sensei Dave Paine 5th Dan
Chief Instructor - Wantage & Vale Karate Club
Dave Paine started training in Wado Ryu Karate around 1980 at his home in West Wales. When he moved to Winchester after his degree he continued his karate training by joining the KUGB Chandlers Ford Shotokan Karate Club in 1990 under the then chief instructor, Robin Lomax (now 4th dan).
He was awarded shodan (first level black belt) in 1993 and, shortly after the departure of Robin, became chief instructor. Dave moved to Wantage in 2004 and immediately joined the Wantage Karate Club. Dave currently holds the grade of yondan (4th dan).
He has now been practising karate for over 35 years and teaching adults and children for over 25. He has an enhanced DBS certificate and is a senior instructor and grading examiner.
During Dave’s karate training, he has trained under, among others, Senseis Keinosuke Enoeda, Andy Sherry, Aidan Trimble, Terry O’Neill, Bob Rhodes, Frank Brennan, Italo Castellaro, Mario Spillare, Richard Amos, and Iain Abernethy.