Jake Hoban, 2nd Dan

Jake did some Judo as a child but then forgot all about martial arts until the age of 32, when he decided he needed a new challenge and stumbled across DKK. He joined DKK in 2004.

“From the start I found it scary and intriguing in equal measure. Ten years later I've learned a lot but the fear and fascination are still there, which is part of what keeps me coming back. Martial arts are often said to build confidence. A greater benefit in my view is humility – the ability to accept that you don't know that much, there is always someone better than you and you just need to keep trying to improve. Done properly, as I think it is at DKK, karate is training for life.”

Jake achieved the grade of Shodan-ho at Summer School 2011 and graded to full Shodan at Summer School 2012. In 2015 he was awarded his 2nd Dan after succesfully completing the 30 Man Kumite.



Yondan 4th Dan

Sandan 3rd Dan

Nidan 2nd Dan

Shodan 1st Dan