Tom Beardsley, the man who brought karate to Hereford, defines
the sign of a good teacher in terms of how well they spread the
word. Having taught Shukokai and Shitoryu styles of karate to a
vast number of people in the Hereford area and producing over 150
black belts, Tom feels very proud of them all. Six of his students
became successful full-time instructors (Phil Powell, Jim
Whittington, Paul Jones, Robin Horsefall, Steve Bolland and Brian
Jarvis), while Gemma Atkin from Hereford became Tom Beardsley's
most successful female competitor and an excellent coach...
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