Snr Instructor : Helen Vernon
Helen is co-owner of Kijo Elite, 4th dan black belt.
Helen also has 15 years experience in Kickboxing and 4 years teaching, Helen also holds a high grade in Freestyle Martial arts which is a mix of kickboxing self defence and JuJitsu.
Helens passion is teaching, achieving her level 3 teaching assistant she brings her work with the schools into our childrens classes and ties the teaching of key skills and fun.
Helen and Jo love seeing the results that teaching brings in adults and in children and remain passionate about continuing the standards they have been taught throughout the years.
Snr Instructor : Joanne Fairclough
Joanne is co-owner of Kijo Elite, 4th dan black belt.
15 years experience in kickboxing 5 years instructing. Joanne trains hard for her own goals to set an example to students, after gaining her 3rd dan kickboxing black belt in October 2012 Jo started to train to fight at competition level. After fighting at various competitions in Light Contact Jo took the step into the Full Contact arena and realised her dream in 2014 when she won the CMAA Ladies Full Contact British title.
After some time out to concentrate on teaching, Jo returned to competion attending the WOMMA World championships in Cardiff in June 2015 and brought home the Silver medal in the Ladies Light Contact Black Belt division.
Realising her own efforts, Jo is now concentrating on teaching and coaching the new generation of fighters and building the Kijo Elite fight team.