Chief Instructor Greg Hegarty 5th DanGreg started Karate in 1984 at the age of 6 after following in the footsteps of his older brother Stuart. His KYU gradings were under the watchful eyes of Sensei Andy Sherry and Sensei Frank Brennan.
Greg took his Shodan (1st Dan) grading in 1988 at the age of 10 under Sensei Sherry and his Nidan (2nd Dan) 2 years later with the late Sensei Enoeda. Due to grading rules he would then have to wait until he was 21 before he could grade again.
When he turned 21 he passed his Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2000, Yondan (4th Dan) in 2006 and more recently his Godan (5th Dan) in 2013.
With such a long wait to grade again he focused his attentions on training and entering competitions, with great success.