Heather began her Karate training in 1995 in Christchurch. After about a year of training she decided to move on and find another club as she felt the coaching she was receiving was not up to the high standard she would have liked. It was at this time that Heather made contact with Pat Shihan. Since joining up with Shi Sei Kan (club name at the time) Heather has never looked back. She developed a real passion for coaching and spent many hours alongside Pat Shihan coaching & learning from his tips and advice. Working alongside the students and watching them progress in the art is something that Heather finds extremely worthwhile and rewarding.
Heather believes that Karate has many benefits for people of all ages. Karate has helped her become a more confident person who strives to continually enhance her own personal development. She says she feels very fortunate to be an active member of such a supportive and proactive club.