• Irm Mushtaq
    • Name: Irm Mushtaq Rank: Nidan Date: May 2016
    • Irm started her Karate career in 2006 when EmptyHands first opened it doors. She worked diligently as an ambassador of Karate promoting the philosophy and aim of our Dojo. Irm has been actively involved in the management of EmptyHands alongside coaching and mentoring beginner students. She is one of our Senior Instructors and founder/teacher of our EmptyHands Yoga classes.
    • Ismael Adam
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    • Name: Ismael Adam Rank: Shodan Date: June 2015
    • Ismael started his Karate journey at EmptyHands in 2006. Over the past 9 years His attendance and loyalty to the Dojo has been exemplary. Ismael has often managed to achieve above average standards within his training. He has also been noticed by external instructors for his technical abilities and good form. In recent years Ismael has really found himself in terms of his Karate style and preferences within the syllabus. He is a shining example of how a Karateka should persistently pursue his goals and aspirations.
    • Dasina Kerai
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    • Name: Dasina Kerai Rank: Shodan Date: June 2015
    • Dasina joined EmptyHands in 2008 after training in other Martial Arts. She swiftly integrated into our Dojo and became an excellent student with extraordinary abilities. She also joined our Instructor Apprenticeship Programme in 2010 and after much hard work became an Assistant Instructor. Dasina is an intelligent individual with Yudansha like quality; she is always in pursuit for excellence in everything she does. Dasina brings a much needed rigour to an art that is indeed changing with the times!
    • Hamza Iftikhar
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    • Name: Hamza Iftikhar Rank: Shodan Date: December 2013
    • Hamza is one of the founding members of our Dojo in 2006. He started training under Azeem Sensei privately in 2004. He has been a devout and loyal student of EmptyHands and continues his journey as a trainee instructor and senior student. Hamza is a testament to the hard work that is required to become a true traditional Karateka!
    • Amarah Adam
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    • Name: Amarah Adam Rank: Shodan Date: December 2013
    • Amarah started her Karate journey during the early days of our Dojo. Her attendance and loyalty to the Dojo has been exemplary. She has also recently completed the instructor apprenticeship programme and has become a model student with outstanding Instructor/Dojo Management skills. Today, Amarah is a senior ranking student who has achieved “Senpai” title. She has taken huge strides in terms of technical and mental development and is an asset to the Dojo.
    • Ishaaq Adam
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    • Name: Ishaaq Adam Rank: Shodan Date: December 2013
    • Ishaaq started his Karate journey during the early days of EmptyHands Dojo. His attendance and loyalty to the Dojo has been exemplary. Ishaaq has often managed to achieve above average standards within his training. He has developed technically and has found his niche within Karate. Ishaaq has the potential to become a champion Karateka in Traditional and Sport Karate arena.
    • Abdullah Shakeel
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    • Name: Abdullah Shakeel Rank: Shodan Date: December 2013
    • Abdullah has been working incredibly hard over the past 5 to 6 years. He has become one of the most technically gifted students within our Dojo. Overall his training and gradings have always been excellent. Abdullah has been often noted by external instructors during their visits. He has consistently achieved positive feedback and has a true heart of a Karateka.
    • Shihan Sumoondur
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    • Name: Shihan Sumoondur Rank: Shodan Date: December 2013
    • Shihan has been working incredibly hard over the past 5 to 6 years. He has become one of the most technically gifted students within our Dojo. Overall his training and gradings have always been excellent and has been often noted by external instructors during their visits. Shihan is a brave individual with Great Spirit and tenacity making him a role model for his juniors.
    • Mahwish Iftikhar
    • Name: Mahwish Iftikhar Rank: Shodan Date: December 2011
    • Mahwish was one of the founding members of our Dojo in 2006. She started her training in 2002 at the Poon Dojo in Stratford. Over the years Mahwish has worked very hard in developing her Martial Arts training. She also recently completed our Instructor training programme and is currently perusing other interests.