Michael Harris has been training under the Japan Karate Association (JKA) since 1986, with the most senior Japanese and Western Instructors. He has also travelled and trained across Japan. He is currently a 4th dan JKA, and KWF or JKA International 'D Class' Instructor & 'D Class' Examiner, and 'C Class' Referee. He is a World Medalist (2013), National medalist (2015/2016) and National Veteran Kata Champion (2016) England. Since 1993 to 2017, Michael managed dynamic conflict, risk and safeguarding situations, and is presently a University Senior Lecturer in Policing & Criminology. Michael has successfully coached and refereed at national level. Michael holds public liability insurance, first aid qualifications and is DBS-vetted (formerly CRB).
Roya Akrami, Junior Instructor
Roya is an International open Karate Master cup Gold medal (2014) & Silver medal winner (2018). A Shotokan 3rd dan, Roya has a string of national titles to her name, and is an Asian Karate Championship Gold medal winner (2015). Also, she is a Karate 1 Premier League twice Bronze medallist (2015 & 2017).
Roya has a wealth of experience teaching children and adults karate, and is also a Personal Fitness Trainer. She works closely with students and parents to ensure they achieve their goals, and we're delighted to welcome her, since 2019, to Bristol Karate Centre.