Jason Hayward

The instructor Jason Hayward started Karate in 1980 at the age of 7. Jason fought competitively nationally and internationally and gained numerous titles for a number of years. In his 35 years of involvement in Karate, Jason has trained with many of the top British and European Karate instructors.

As well as Traditional Karate Jason is “Big” on Competitive Sport Karate with his students competing and medaling at local, national and international events regularly.All instructors and assistant instructors at Kubotan are fully qualified coaches, each holding Professional Indemnity Insurance with current First Aid Certificates. They have also been through the rigorous Enhanced Criminal Bureau Check (DBS). The coaches also regularly attend the Safeguarding & Protecting Children Courses (SCUK).

Lauren Hayward

As well as being Jason’s daughter, Lauren is the assistant Instructor at Kubotan Karate Kai. Lauren is available at all sessions and is a very well respected member of our team. She is an extremely big “hit” with our amazing 3 – 5 yrs Karate Kids.

As well as assisting with the instruction at the Club, Lauren is training hard as she also competes and medals regularly at local,national and international competitions and has fought competitively over Europe for a number of years