A Morning of Martial Arts

13th December 2014
I had the opportunity recently to photograph Sensei Bob Hague, Chief Instructor of Sheffield Shotokan Karate Club, for his website


I’ve known Bob for more years than either of us care to think about.
He has a Dojo (training hall) at the bottom of his garden, where we spent some time shooting a variety of poses with and without weapons. Training is undertaken in bare feet and whilst some Dojo floors are wooden here there are mats, which make for much more comfortable landings and, it must be said, don’t give you frostbite in winter. You can't wear shoes though. First job I’ve done in carpet slippers…