Mike Hardy, or Spud as he is more commonly known, started training with Canton Martial Arts in May 2010.
Mike is currently a Ni Dan / Second Dan with Canton Martial Arts - Karate, and graded to such in December 2016.
He is also a FIRST Kyu in Kobudo weapons.
Along with his wife Denise, Spud is a full time instructor with Canton, and oversees the running and teaching of the Canterbury, Folkestone & Hastings Dojo's.
He trains with Kigen as a personal full time student twice per week. This dedication to his own training shines through. This dedication has helped Mike lose over 6 stonne in weight since his Karate career started.
Mike's passion for Karate, and everything the Canton system has to offer comes across in abundance. His dedication to all of his students, and their families, is beyond what is expected.
This alone makes him, and his wife, an outstanding teaching pair.
Mike continues to train, learn and compete, and very much sets the trend and is an example to his students.
He attained World Champion status for Masters Kata, as well as being a Bronze medalist in sparring, achieved in September 2018, at the WUMA, (World United Martial Arts Federation), World Championships in Worcester.
Mike, with everything that he has achieved, and wishes to achieve for Canton Martial Arts, is the perfect role model and a great ambassador for the club.
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East Sussex and Kent GRADINGS!
Big congratulations to all those who took their next step in their martial arts journeys by grading at the weekend, (17th/18th), either in Kent or East Sussex.
Kigen set a tough task to end the year with and you all shone magnificently.
Well done to you all. Now let's get ready to smash the NEXT one!
CANTON CHRISTMAS PARTY
& AWARDS CEREMONY!!
Get READY for the 2018 Canton Christmas celebration extravaganza!!
This years event will be at the HASTINGS dojo, at the Summerfields Leisure Centre, on Saturday 1st December.
Bring yourselves and your families, (together with a plate of food and some soft drink to share), and enjoy the fun activities on offer.
Come and celebrate the successes of those dojos and students who have been nominated to receive an award!
Don't MISS it!
Canton & ENGLAND Squad!
Congratulations to our amazing Canton team who represented our club and Country at the WUMA World Championships on October 6th.
We amassed an astonishing FIFTEEN gold medals with accompanying World titles, TEN silver medals and 6 bronze medals.
Pictures to follow in our Gallery.
Congratulations to all our super instructors, especially coach Jokyu Kira Jade Marsh and to our Kigen and founder, Richard Canton himself, who in addition to organising and supervising the whole selection process, won an unprecedented FIVE gold medals/world titles on the day!
CANTON MARTIAL ARTS
HUGE kudos to everyone who attended the club championships on Sunday, 22nd July.
You guys all showed the amazing spirit, dedication and fun for which this club is renowned for and on which we so pride ourselves!
Keep an eye out for updates, from the day, to the PICTURE gallery coming very soon.
Our PHOTO GALLERY is now updated with the brilliant pics from our EPIC November Anniversary celebrations and grading extravaganza! Check them out!