Patricia Duggin is a Karate England board member and part of the Kumite coaching team.
Patricia can be considered a pioneer of women’s competitive Karate in Britain. From 1988 to 2002 she was part of the British team that won around fifty-three medals at European and World championships.
Patricia began her Karate journey aged 10 in the style of Wado Ryu with Sensei Sue. Later she trained with Dave Hogan and Ian Cuthbert . At the age of 16 she attained her 1st dan, and is currently 4th dan.
Patricia's fondest memory when she went to Paris for the European Wado Ryu championships, which she won. Ian and Dave were by her side supporting her, keeping the belief going. It made Patricia realise that she could achieve her dream of becoming World Champion.
Patricia believes everyone can achieve in Karate. The self confidence you gain from overcoming difficult challenges is second to none. With the support of your Karate family, it is possible. So go and grab the bull by the horns! She passes on her enthusiasm for the disapline in an awe inspiring way that sparks athletes to reach their potienal.