Senpai Lina Elliott (3rd Dan)
Senpai Lina began her training at the Christchurch Shibu in late 2001 when her No. 1 son wanted to do martial arts. Her No. 2 son began training 6 months later.
Senpai Lina gained her Shodan in 2007, and recently graded to Sandan in 2016. Her knowledge of the syllabus is well-founded.
Senpai Lina’s two sons, Nick and James are also black belts, with Senpai James, now a Nidan having had an active role as a junior instructor, still a strong supporter of the junior section, and winner of the Wayne Wendleken Seido Karateka of the Year for his contribution to the junior section.
Senpai Lina supports Kyoshi Ally with instructing in the Green & Yellow Belt class held every Wednesday at 6:30pm.
She also helps with the children’s classes on Mondays/Tuesdays at 4:30pm, the Children’s Tournament and the Children’s Camp that is held every year. This year she is also the children’s club captain.