About The Instructor
Xavier Boulanger - 5th dan
Chief Instructor / Wembley Classes
Xavier started Judo at the age of 10, as the minimum age required for the practice of karate was 14 years old back then in France. As soon as he reached 14 years old he switched to karate and never looked back.
In 2000 he qualified as a Karate instructor in London where he also studied Taekwondo extensively for over 4 years.
With over 33 years of experience as a Martial Artist and 20 years experience as a Karate Instructor, Xavier has trained in France, England, Japan, USA, Spain, Italy and with the best instructors the world has to offer including Masters Okazaki, Kanazawa, Miura, Yaguchi, Ochi, Takahashi, Ohta, Richard Young, Ahcene Moussaoui, Jean-Pierre Fisher, legendary Wayne Otto (9 times World Champion), and multi-time European and World Champions Christophe Pinna and Alexandre Biamonti, who have always been the greatest inspiration and influence for him.
He joined the world famous karate Federation JKA (Japan Karate Association) in 2000 which ISKF was part of until they became independent in 2007.
Xavier also has 30 experience as a competitor. He was part of the ISKF National Squad representing ISKF UK in national and international competitions. His last tournament was at the World Karate Championship in Cape Town, South Africa in 2016.
Xavier continues to attend seminars on a regular basis to extend his knowledge to ensure his classes are of the highest quality and in the safest environment.
AMAA registered & insured instructor, DBS checked.
REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) registered & YMCAfit qualified Personal Trainer.
First Aid certified.