Meet The Team

Sensei Daniel Hollister

Sensei Daniel Hollister

Founder / Chief Instructor

Daniel Hollister has been training in martial arts for over 30 years and is a 4th Dan black belt. Daniel became an England International at the age of 20, and he continues to pass on his experience to the students at the club and helping them achieve their full potential.

Personal Achievements:
  • Gold for England in Team Fighting Commonwealth Games 2005 in New Zealand
  • Bronze for England in Senior Male Individual Event Commonwealth Games 2005 in New Zealand
  • British International Champion
  • Bronze for WIKF England World Championships 2008 in Portugal
  • WIKF European Champion in October 2009 in Cyprus
  • 2x National Champion

Sensei Katie Hurry

Senior Instructor

Katie Hurry has been training in martial arts since 1993, teaching karate since 2012 and is currently a 4th Dan in Wado Ryu Karate. Katie has competed and won several medals and trophies at National and International level.

Personal Achievements:
  • Female World Champion (Gold) representing England
  • 2 x Bronze in European Championships
  • Gold in the Commonwealth Championships
  • 12 x National Champion.
  • Coached the England karate team at the Senior World championships as well as coaching cadet, junior and under 21 European championships.
  • Plus Assistant National Coach for two years.

Sensei Marc Cecil

Senior Instructor

Sensei Marc has been training in Wado-Ryu style karate since 1999, and is now a full-time karate instructor. Marc achieved his 1st Dan Black Belt in 2007, at the age of 14. Marc has since achieved his 2nd Dan Black Belt in 2015, and is now a 3rd Dan Black Belt, achieved in 2020.

Marc has a passion for teaching students of all ages, and he prides himself in helping them to improve in both their karate, and their general life skills and attributes. Marc also takes a keen interest in health, fitness and nutrition.


Sensei Jamie Cecil

Senior Instructor

Originally inspired by a family member receiving their black belt, Sensei Jamie Cecil has been training in Wado-Ryu style karate since 1996 at the age of 8. Jamie was a sempai at the very first LVKA class in Enfield before helping to expand the club to Hoddesdon in 2005. Jamie achieved his black belt 1st Dan in 2011 and most recently became a 3rd Dan in 2020.

Jamie is a university lecturer, has a BSc in Geography and an MSc by Research. He is also a keen runner, was in the top 3% for 5km race times in 2019 & 2020 and helped to raise almost £1,500 for charity in September 2020 by running 104km in total in under 9 hours along with Sensei Marc.


Sensei Maria Walters


Sensei Maria has been training in Wado-Ryu martial arts since 2013, achieved her 1st Dan Black Belt in 2019 and is currently training towards her 2nd Dan. Maria has been teaching karate since 2018. Maria has always had an interest in martial arts and previously achieved blue belt grade in Taekwondo.

Since joining LVKA, Maria has competed at national fighting competitions, winning bronze in 2015 at the English Nationals and also winning Silver and Gold at the UK Open Championships in 2017.


Sensei Taylor Carroll

Instructor / Talent Pool Coach

Sensei Taylor Carroll has been training in Wado-Ryu karate at LVKA since September 2011 and has helped teach as a sempai since January 2018 passing all levels of our teaching programme to become a full time Senior instructor at the club. Taylor went on his journey to complete his 1st Dan black belt in June 2021 and is currently training towards his 2nd Dan. Taylor has a passion for teaching students at all levels/ages, he also takes great pride in helping people develop in their karate and develop key life skills as well as unique qualities.

Taylor has also been developing our competition talent pool squad to help improve the sport karate side with our future Champions.


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