Meet the team

Sensei Stuart Crane
Sensei Stuart Crane

Sensei Stuart Crane


2nd Dan


BSc (Hons), Enhanced DBS Checked, Club Instructor, SJA First Aid Qualified, Kombat Federation Certified Kumite & Kata Referee


Stuart is married with two children.

Current Training
Stuart has been training since 1989 in karate at clubs in East Sussex and Cambridgeshire and came to Kombat Federation in 2010.

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport course 2014
UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Martial Arts 2017 

BSc (Hons) QTS in Maths

Special Needs Students  
I have trained and taught many students with special needs, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aspergers, Autism etc and helped them gain the confidence and self belief  and excel in an individual sport.

Domestic Coaching
An important role is preparing students of all ages from 4 years upwards for taking part in competitions ranging from small friendly local tournaments to National Championships and domestic tournaments both in Kata and Kumite across the UK. Encouraging all abilities of students wether beginners or advanced and providing them with the opportunity to compete and build their confidence to reach their potential.

Teaching Duties & Responsibilities
Club Coach
Squad coach in Kumite and Kata 
Grading examiner 

Relevant Work Experience
Primary school teacher since 1999


WKF English Karate Federation