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 Second Dan / Degree Black Belt within Canton Martial Arts.


The students listed below have continued their training, have continued their learning, and have continued down the path toward a more indepth understanding of their chosen Martial Art.


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

1 Karate Kirstie Freail August 2003
2 Karate Steve Heskett December 2003
3 Karate Ray Freail December 2003
4 Karate Nicola Blagdon December 2003
5 Karate Rachel Collier December 2003
6 Karate Ryan Thompson August 2004
7 Karate Darren West August 2004
8 Karate Owen Thompson December 2005
9 Karate Ian Cooper December 2005
10 Karate Chris Catmull December 2005
11 Karate Katie Harmer December 2005
12 Karate Aisha Boudehane December 2008
13 Karate Ian Archer December 2008
14 Karate David Woollard December 2008
15 Karate Kira Marsh December 2008
16 Karate Lily Jackson December 2008
17 Karate Chloe Baker June 2009
18 Karate Matthew Hyde June 2009
19 Karate Michael Hannush June2009
20 Karate Carl Dunn June 2010
21 Karate Geoff Dunn June 2010
22 Karate Adela Dunn June2010
23 Karate David Dunne December 2011
24 Karate China Hutton December 2012
25 Karate Lee Dunn December 2012
26 Muay Thai Darren Warren June 2013
27 Muay Thai Brett Wells June 2013
28 Karate Jeremy Thorpe November 2013
29 Karate Ryan Thorpe-Putland November 2013
30 Karate Jack Bradford June 2016
31 Muay Thai Jim Bratton June 2016
32 Karate Denise Hardy December 2016
33 Karate Mike Hardy December 2016
34 Karate Marc Walmsley December 2016



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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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