Venue : Pencoed Comprehensive School Sports Hall. 

Instructor : Gareth Rowe & Lauren Gallagher

Grade : 4th Dan & 1st Dan

Contact Number : 07773 989815

Times : 
Monday 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 6.00pm - 7.15pm. 

Location / Directions:
Click here for directions to the club




Instructor Profile :

For club information contact Gareth Rowe on the above number.

Ryan has joined the RAF and will still be supporting the WKU when home on leave. Gareth Rowe and Matthew Lloyd will be teaching at the club. They both have over 30 years experience and have won many national and international titles.


Everyone in the WKU wish Ryan their best wishes for his career in the RAF.

Ryan started training in Goju-ryu karate in 2001. Ryan became a junior club instructor and attained his junior black belt in Goju-ryu. Ryan decided to join Pencoed Shotokan Club in 2006 training with Sensei Ferenc Raab.. 

Ryan achieved his senior 1st Dan with the WKU in 2010 and reached 2nd Dan 2014.

Ryan is proactive in high level competition representing Wales and winning numerous titles. 

Ryan has gained experience and knowledge through his regular training with sensei Paul Watson and competitive schedule. He has also trained under world renown instructors such as sensei’s Dave Hazard and George Best. 

Ryan holds many qualification’s including:- Karate Wales Governing Body Coaching Award, Emergency First Aid, and is DBS Checked. 

Ryan is a dedicated instructor of the WKU and is committed to the development of his students at the Pencoed club.



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