Lovedean Karate Club.

Assistant Instructors

Clive 'Frog' Thornton has a long history in boxing as both a fighter and as a coach. As an amatuer and semi professional, Frog remained undefeated as a middle weight only ceasing due to personal and work commitments. Frog joined LKC in 1999 with a work rate and determination second to none, he steadily progressed through the grades before achieving his Shodan in 2007. As an instructor, his boxing experience compliment his karate in every way. His expectations from students is to give 100% effort, no more asked for, but no less given. His experience and attributes make him a valued addition to LKC instructors.


Elliott Smith started karate at the age of 10 years old. He settled into the dojo with ease and soon made a contribution to the club. Within a year, he began to win trophies at championships, steadily improving taking a host of gold medals and a bronze at the 2013 World Japan Karate Association championships in Germany. He currently holds the rank of Ni-Dan (2nd Dan), achieved in June 2013 after a great deal of dedicated training hard work.

Elliott, after his A-level success is currently now studying at The University of Chichester for a degree in Sports Science and Coaching. Elliott studied at college before universty on a two year B-Tech sport course gaining a triple distinction star and is a qualified first aider. He has brought yet another dimension to LKC, more experience and knowledge gained from outside the karate dojo is now beginning to have a positive impact at the club.


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