Sensei Lauren Butcher
Sensei Lauren was born and raised in London and has trained at Xen-Do from a very young age. Both of her parents trained at Xen-Do, igniting her love for the sport and the community within the dojos.
Her passion for Martial Arts shines through in everything that she does. Whether she is teaching a class or participating in a training session, Sensei Lauren never seems to run out of energy or spinning kicks. She received her Black Belt in 2014 at the age of fourteen and continued through the intense curriculum to receive her 1st Dan in 2016. Since then with hard work, dedication and continuous training Sensei Lauren achieved her second gold stripe becoming 2nd Dan in 2018.
Sensei Lauren’s favourite move, due to her remarkable flexibility and power, is the jump, spin, roundhouse kick! When you see her in the dojo make sure you ask her to demonstrate…you will be amazed!
Years later after attending her first class at eleven years old Sensei Lauren still has the vivid memory of her trial class;
"I joined a Junior Champs class back when Xen-Do was in Camden. I was greeted by Sensei Nicolas. I came for a 45-minute class and I never left! Xen-Do is now a part of my life! My teachers are now my friends!"Lauren Butcher