Sensei Tony Solley began training over 25 years ago, and has been teaching for over 20 years, before venturing out and starting Docklands Shoujin Karate in 2012.  Still alongside Sensei Helen Pree, and Sensei Phil Francis who head Shoujin Karate Kai, Sensei Tony also took  up the head coach position for the Shoujin competition squad and alongside the other Association coaches has successfully coached several National and Regional champions in both Kata and Kumite disciplines, Sensei Tony also hosts an open fight night open to any EKF member student at intermediate to elite level wishing to enhance their kumite skills, check out class time! 

Sampai Peter Bowtell - 2nd Dan

Instructor , DSK Club Secretary and EKF Qualified Coach

Sampai Peter Bowtell  has over ten years of instructing experience. He began his karate career after bringing his two boys to class and decided to train aswell.    Now with both of his sons fully grown, all three have achieved their Dan grades. (black belt grade)   Sampai Peter is also an EKF qualified coach assisting our competition squad, as well as medalling as a  veteran competitor himself at national level in recent years.

Sampai James Francis - 2nd Dan

Instructor and EKF Qualified coach

Sampai James Francis has over ten years of karate experience and is a 2nd Dan black belt.  James began karate after bringing his son JJ to karate lessons .  JJ is also now a successful competitor at national level.   James is no stranger to competition himself medalling at various veteran categories nationally. Sampai James is also an EKF qualified coach and regularly coaches at national and European competition alongside our Shoujin competition squad.

Lyn Juniper-Solley...

DSK Club Chair - Child Protection Officer & competition Coordinator

Lyn Juniper-Solley started training with Ishinryu Karate nearly 20 years ago, and totally fell in  love with everything Karate.  Now along side her husband Sensei Tony Solley and Shoujin Karate Kai,  DSK has become a personal passion also,  to bring high quality, affordable and accessible Karate to all regardless of age, gender, social background, race or ability. 

For any issues relating to child protection or concerns regarding conduct relating to children, Please contact Lyn in confidence on Tel: 07864 869 386,  or e-mail   All contact relating to such issues will be treated in strictest confidence. 

Joy Draggon

DSK Administrator and Club Treasurer

Joy has been volunteering at DSK since 2012,  and is the right at the heart of what we do here at DSK, Assisting Students, Parents, and Instuctors with everything administrative that is required to keep DSK running like clockwork. If you have any questions, need advice,  or have any other questions about joining the DSK family, be sure to ask for Joy.

Naima Couchih

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Naima has progressed from karate mum to volunteer and is on hand to assist with everything from on boarding new starters to general admin and enquiries.  With a young son also training and competing, Naima is happy to answer any questions you may have about DSK. 

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