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Lloyd Penny

Club Chairman

4th Dan Black Belt

Lloyd joined the Market Harborough Karate Club in the late 80's at the tender age of 8 years and ran the club for the past 12 years.


Having attained the grade of 4th Dan Black Belt in 2014 under Sensei Shane Balmer (6th Dan) he has competed successfully at national and international level as part of the British Team and has also coached to a national level.


Being involved with the club for over 20 years, he has gained a lot of experience teaching students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Anya Novak

Senior Instructor & Club Secretary

3rd Dan Black Belt

Anya attained her Junior 1st Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate at the age of 14 under Sensei Ken Commons in West Yorkshire.


She started training with the Market Harborough Wado-ryu Karate Club in 2003 and has worked her way from white belt to 3rd Dan black belt which she gained under Sensei Shane Balmer in 2013 in Northamptonshire. She is now the Senior Club Instructor. 


She has participated in numerous local and national competitions over the last 25 years and also holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in ITF Taekwondo. She is a qualified First-Aider.

Market Harborough Karate Club (MHKC) (affiliated to the British Karate Association)


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