Sensei Linda Marchant has risen through the ranks of IOGKF International to become one of the Federation's most talented and popular senior instructors. She began her initial Karate training in Wado-ryu, but changed shortly after to Okinawa Goju-ryu, she has been practicing this style since was 16 years of age. Upon moving from the Isle of Wight to London to pursue a career, she found and joined the IOGKF. Since then she has been a dedicated follower of Higaonna Sensei and the organisation. Her regular pilgrimages to Okinawa to study under Master Higaonna have earned her the respect and admiration of Okinawa's most senior IOGKF Sensei's. In 2013 her life long efforts saw her achieve the rank of 7th Dan, making her the highest graded IOGKF female Sensei in the world and in IOGKF history.