My name is Sannah Ali and I am 18 years old. Having started Karate at the age of 6, my passion and commitment towards Karate enabled me to obtain my 1st Dan Black Belt in May 2015. I was extremely privileged to have been trained under Sensei Joe Tierney and under the continued guidance of Sensei Imran Majid 4th Dan at SCP, where I am now currently working towards my 2nd Dan. I have also competed in many tournaments and in 2011 I became the Shorai U.K National Champion for my height category.
I am currently a student at the University of Central Lancashire where I am studying towards a Law LLB (hons) degree. Prior to this I attended Bolton School Senior Girls Division where I completed my Secondary education.
Bolton School has provided me with an excellent platform to enable me now to share my passion, knowledge and experience with others. I was nominated to participate in the Junior Athletic Education Programme within Bolton School. This programme taught me numerous team building exercises and has motivated me further in fulfilling my dream of coaching others.
I was also very honoured to be invited to attend the National Girls Go Gold programme which was only available to students who were competing at a sporting higher level. I benefitted by attending specialist workshops to enhance my understanding of sports rehabilitation, team building, self-motivation and focus techniques. Most recently I was recognised as a sports ambassador by Greater Manchester Sports Partnership for inspiring others, especially young females to participate in karate.
In my sessions, I will be implementing the values of Karate which are: self-discipline, self-respect and respect for others which will help build confidence in a fun and friendly environment.
My sessions are available for children and females of all ages and all abilities.