Introducing some of our instructors & volunteers


Glenn Delikan

Sanjuro's Chief Instructor has over 30 years of martial art and instructor experience (teaching nearly every day!).  Glenn is responsible for developing all Sanjuro classes, workshops and development programmes and training and assessing all Sanjuro Instructors

AQA Programme writer - Ensures that Sanjuro participants can develop and gain recognised qualifications

Awards - Over the years Glenn has been recognised for his work in making martial arts accessible for everyone regardless of age and ability

Philosophy - translating martial arts into everyday life for the benefit of the mind, body and soul

Best bit about being an Instructor - helping people realise their own potential 


Anita Yiannoullou

Sanjuro's Company Director and a senior Instructor. Anita is responsible for the development of partnerships that help make Sanjuro accessible to as many people as possible

Best bit about Sanjuro - empowering people through practical martial art skills and knowledge

Best bit about being an instructor - sharing in peoples joy, as they realise they can do whatever they positively set their mind to do 


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Anthony McKenzie

Originally from a youth work background and with over 20 years working at special schools with responsibility for manual handling and staff development. Anthony's martial arts experience comes from a Judo base, he started supporting the Sanjuro programme in 2007 based at a school in North London, in 2008 he joined the Sanjuro Instructor team

Awards - Anthony is a trained Holistic Therapist and is the founder of Reflection massage Ltd

Best bit about Sanjuro - Anthony has a special interest in incorporating within Sanjuro sessions movement, British sign language and Makaton, massage and its therapeutic impact on people with Special Education Needs

Best bit about being an Instructor - supporting people to learn to help themselves


Nathan Deakin

Has been training with Sanjuro for 15 years.  He is now a Sanjuro Master

Best bit about Sanjuro - Nathan loves to train hard with people who love to train hard

Best bit about being an Instructor - Sanjuro has bought balance to my life and I want to pass this on to others


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Maria Semenko

Has trained for over 10 years and is a Sanjuro Master.  Maria now lives in the Cayman and has set up the Sanjuro Cayman Club

Best bit about Sanjuro - Sanjuro works and I can now do things I never thought possible for me 

Best bit about being an Instructor - passing on the knowledge and skills to others


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MARK ASHELFORD

Has trained for over 10 years and is a Sanjuro Master.  

Best bit about Sanjuro - everything

Best bit about being an Instructor - enjoy teaching to help others

 


Issachar Green

Has trained with Sanjuro since he was 8 years old 

Best bit about Sanjuro - Always learning and being able to support the youth classes

Best bit about being a junior Instructor/volunteer - enjoy the positive class atmosphere and it's fun