Please find below, the list of those coveted students, who have shown tremendous 'Spirit', and the required 'Dedication', and Technical Ability, to have been awarded their Black Belt within Canton Martial Arts.


This will be in date order from those receiving their Black Belts first at the top, then the latest ones will be added to the bottom as and when.

1 Karate Kirstie Freail May 2001
2 Karate Jade Williams May 2001
3 Karate Steve Heskett November 2001
4 Karate Ray Freail November 2001
5 Karate Nicola Blagdon November 2001
6 Karate Rachel Collier November 2001
7 Karate Mike Hicks September 2002
8 Karate Janet Wickenden September 2002
9 Karate Ryan Thompson September 2002
10 Karate Ian Cooper September 2002
11 Karate  Darren West September 2002
12 Karate Marco Ashby September 2002
13 Karate Ricky Dohel September 2002
14 Karate Ken Aldred September 2002
15 Karate Max Chapman September 2002
16 Karate Rob Sayer September 2002
17 Karate Helen Catmull June 2003
18 Karate Jessica Thilthorpe June 2003
19 Karate Josh Heskett June 2003
20 Karate Louise Tidbury June 2003
21 Karate Anthony Williams June 2003
22 Karate Katie Harmer December 2003
23 Karate Owen Thompson December 2003
24 Karate Scott Willard December 2003
25 Karate Chris Catmull December 2003
26 Karate Barbara Connors December 2003
27 Karate Maria Forza December 2003
28 Karate Danny Wyatt June 2004
29 Karate Neil Reynolds December 2004
30 Karate Matthew Hyde June 2007
31 Karate Ian Archer September 2007
32 Karate Aisha Boudehane September 2007
33 Karate James Keen September 2007
34 Karate David Woollard September 2007
35 Karate Chloe Baker September 2007
36 Karate Kira Marsh December 2007
37 Karate Lily Jackson December 2007
38 Karate Andy Fisher December 2007
39 Karate Maria Hearne December 2007
40 Karate Carl Taylor December 2007
41 Karate Natasha Taylor December 2007
42 Karate Geoff Stumbles December 2007
43 Karate Paul Stumbles December 2007
44 Karate Megan Hand  December 2007
45 Karate China Hutton June 2008
46 Karate Geoff Dunn June 2008
47 Karate Carl Dunn June 2008
48 Karate Adela Dunn June 2008
49 Karate Michael Hannush June 2008
50 Karate Luke Warner June 2008
51 Karate James Warner June 2008
52 Karate David Dunne December 2008
53 Karate Jamie Sheppard December 2008
54 Karate David Harris December 2008
55 Karate Dee Hannush December 2008
56 Karate Layla McGhan December 2008
57 Karate Phil Mitchell December 2008
58 Karate Robert Hilton December 2008
59 Muay Thai Darren Warren June 2010
60 Muay Thai Brett Wells June 2010
61 Karate Kevin Lee June 2010
62 Karate Peter Lee June 2010
63 Karate Lee Dunn June 2010
64 Karate Martin Bissell June 2010
65 Karate Peter Jones June 2010
66 Muay Thai Ian Archer June 2011
67 Karate Jeremy Thorpe December 2011
68 Karate Ryan Thorpe-Putland December 2011
69 Kobudo China Hutton September 2012
70 Karate Michael Deans December 2012
71 Karate Nicola Deans December 2012
72 Kobudo Ian Archer December 2012
73 Muay Thai Jim Bratton June 2013
74 Muay Thai David Blick June 2013
75 Muay Thai Michael Deans June 2013
76 Karate Jack Bradford December 2013
77 Karate Jamie King December 2013
78 Karate Rocky Hutton December 2013
79 Muay Thai Carl Dunn December 2013
80 Muay Thai Gareth Wilkinson December 2013
81 Kobudo Denise Hardy December 2013
82 Kobudo Rocky Hutton December 2013
83 Karate Denise Hardy December 2014
84 Karate Mike Hardy December 2014
85 Karate Marc Walmsley December 2014
86 Karate Garry Gilbert December 2014
87 Karate Kurt Bryant December 2014
88 Muay Thai Matthew Tench June 2016
89 Karate Aswen Nash June 2017
90 Karate Sophia Saxby June 2017
91 Karate Imam Barrientos June 2017
92 Karate Filipe Gaspar June 2017
93 Karate Zuleika Smyth December 2017
94 Muay Thai Aimee Bannister December 2017



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Canton Martial Arts were delighted and honoured to host the latest Bunkai seminar led by the world renowned specialist Iain Abernethy at their main Eastbourne dojo on April 14th. 

The event was attended by members of SIX different martial arts clubs, all connected by the common goal of learning and progression.



We are pleased to inform that we have added an ADDITIONAL VENUE to our Bexhill location!


Starting from the 18th April on WEDENESDAY we have additional classes for Little NINJAS and Little SAMURAIS!

These classes will be held at the Bexhill Leisure Centre. 


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CANTON 'Superhero'

Fancy Dress Classes!

AMAZING effort from all you guys who displayed such fabulous costumes at your 'Superhero' themed classes!

A  huge THANKS, also,to all of you who donated a couple of pounds towards our Christmas event!

Check out the images in our MEDIA gallery, and I look forward to our HALLOWEEN themed classes later in the year!



Congratulations to all those students who GRADED over the weekend, 17th 18th Including all our Little Ninjas, Little Samurai and Karate Jutsu students, some who graded for the very 1st time.


Check out all the pictures in our February grading Gallery!


Sensei Jason Tennis

An especial congratulations goes to Jay Tennis who becomes SENSEI Jay following his promotion after all his sterling work at the Folkestone dojo. Jay received his belt from Kigen Richard Canton at the grading ceremony and he will go on to play an integral.part of the club's development.


Iain Abernethy Seminar

World renowned martial artist  Iain Abernethy will be returning to the Canton Dojo in APRIL, but spaces are limited and are selling out fast! Dont miss the opportunity to train with this amazing BUNKAI specialist, who will be decoding Kata Bassia Dai. See your Sensesi/instructor in class.

_______Jokyu Spud_________


Our PHOTO GALLERY is now updated with the brilliant pics from our EPIC November Anniversary celebrations and grading extravaganza! Check them out!




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