Ian Archer started training with Canton Martial Arts in Eastbourne early 2003. He is currently a Yon Dan - Fourth Dan within Canton Martial Arts.
He currently helps Kigen run and oversee the classes held at the Eastbourne Full Time Dojo.
Ian is the only person within Canton Martial Arts history, to have earned an individaul Black Belt in the 3 various styles offered:
Karate - September 2007
Muay Thai - June 2011
Kobudo - December 2012
Ian was also the first, and only to date, to grade to Fourth Dan in June 2016.
Although Ian mainly concentrates on the Karate side of things with Canton Martial Arts now, he will still be the first and probably only person to have accompolished this triple Black Belt accomplishment.
Ian, Doshi, is known for his crazy warm ups, super human strength, and for generally being able to bounce and boing from place to place.
He is a dediacted student, which is why he is the highest ranking student within Canton Martial Arts to this point.
Ian has turned his hobby, into a habit, which has definately turned into his way of life.
I firmly believe Doshi Ian Archer will be the Senior Instructor for Canton Martial Arts - Karate, for the rest of his days.
He and Kigen have a great bond, they understand where and why things have to be done, and can see and relate to students and how they can and will improve.
Ian is a cracking guy, will help anyone, and do anything, he is a perfect leader within Canton Martial Arts, and we are honored to have him.
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Gradings & Summer Holidays!
Congratulations to everyone who graded over the weekend! You all deserved your new belts.
Don't forget, we are CLOSED for the holiday period from 14th - 28th August.
Last class will be held at the ASHFORD dojo on the morning of Sunday 13th August. FIRST classes will be held on TUESDAY 29th.
Have a great summer break and remember to wear lots of sunscreen and protect yourself from too much sun!
Kigen Richard Canton