Contact Gareth Rees 01295 272436
Gareth first started training in March 1977 at the age of sixteen, this was with the Lau Gar Kung Fu association in Banbury.
There after he took up traditional Shukokai karate with Sensei Mick Crossley.
This was with the Banbury Karate Academy.
It was with the academy Sensei Rees started teaching full time for a period of ten months at Kickers Gym which became the central dojo for the academy.
In 1987 he opened his first club at St Josephs church hall which is still running as strong as ever today, due to parting company at this time with Sensei Crossley he started taking instruction from Sensei Malcolm Hudson 7th dan initially with the Ken Yu Kai Association and there after the Shukokai Karate Association which was formed in 1991 by Sensei Hudson.
Sensei Gareth Rees is the founder and senior instructor of the Banbury Shukokai Karate Schools, now in its 27th year with seven clubs.
Gareth's grading history as follows:-Black belt 1st dan awarded by Sensei Crossley, (Banbury Karate Acadamy)2nd, 3rd, 4th , 5th and 6th dans awarded by Sensei Mal Hudson (Shukokai Karate Association)
Sensei Rees can trace his lineage back to Mr Kimura through his two instructors which is a pedigree for excellent high standard karate technique.He also continues to train with other Senseis within Shukokai/Shito ryu on regular courses Mr Yamada Kamohara, Tomiyama, Terry Pottage and Derek Ridgeway who Sensei Rees takes instruction in old fighting Kata and Bunkai.