4th Dan Black Belt

Sophie began training at the Christchurch YMCA with Shihan Pat McGregor in 1985 at the age of 5.

Sophie has gone on to win many NZ National, Oceania and Commonwealth titles for kumite (competition fighting). She was captain of the Karate NZ National Team for many years. Sophie placed top 5 at many World Championships and also medalled, 

Sophie gained respect from team members and her opponents as a formidable competitor.

Sophie now enjoys giving back to the sport that has played such a big part in her life.