On 26 February 1946 Brian Fitkin, a Kyokushin practitioner, was born in London.
Fighting at heavyweight, Brian Fitkin was described by legend Steve Arneil as being like “a Stalking Tiger“. Considered one of the best all-around fighters to come out of the UK, Fitkin was a natural fighter who could fight with control or go all out in a full-contact match.
On 26 February 1975 Shane Dorfman, the son of South African pioneer, Malcolm Dorfman, was born.
Dorfman is a 7-time Karatenomichi (KWF) World Champion and a World Karate Federation (WKF) World Champion. He has won multiple titles at junior and senior levels.
A qualified medical doctor, Dorfman specialises in radiology and runs his own private practice.
Together with his father Dorfman runs several Karate schools.