Sensei Susan Hession has been training in karate for over two decades and has taught alongside Sensei Cummins for many years showing a particular aptitude when teaching children with her friendly but disciplined approach. Sue is also the club’s welfare officer and club secretary dealing with all aspects of the club administration from membership and licensing to the purchasing of equipment for students. Sue took her first dan grading in 2005, taking her second dan in 2008, her third dan examination in 2012 and her fourth dan examination in 2017 all under the watchful eye of Shihan Cummins and continues to train regularly with Shihan Cummins. She still is an active competitor in karate competitions having won medals in many of the events she has entered in recent years. In 2012 Shihan Cummins gave Sue the Weoley Castle dojo, one of the longest running BHSKC dojos which has been host to members of the club for over three decades and is now the home of Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club run by Sensei Sue Hession as part of the BHSKC group with students training there being taught by Sue and training and grading with Shihan Cummins at the other BHSKC dojos.