I began my martial arts training in Taekwondo, around twenty five years ago. I spent a couple of years training in Choi Kwon Do. I gained my first black belt in Wado Ryu karate in 1999. Unfortunately I moved cities and  stopped training for a number of years.

I started training in Shotokan Karate in 2009 and  I am currently a Nidan (2nd Dan), working my way towards my Sandan (3rd Dan).

It is the aim of this blog to share some of my thoughts on training and various other topics in the martial arts world. I also aim to provide profiles on karateka from various styles.

It should be noted that the views expressed on this blog are purely my own and in no way reflect the teachings of my Sensei.


  1. Message for Patrick Donkor. Hi Patrick, I am the publisher of Vernon Bells books by C.Layton Shotokan Dawn I & II Shotokan Supplement and Shotokan Horizon along with Scotland’s first karate club and two books on Masao Kawasoe. I was wondering if you were able to help promote the titles ?. Kind regards, Mike Monabooks.

  2. Hi Patrick,

    I’m not sure if this is the best email to contact you guys, but I saw that you mention Mantelligence.com in here: http://findingkarate.com/wordpress/martial-arts-news-articles-n-7/. I was wondering/hoping if you could turn that text mention into a link to that article. The easiest option I saw to do this was to add a link to the word “Mantelligence “.

    It would mean a TON to my brand and my site and I would truly appreciate it. Thank you Patrick, hope your week is going well!


  3. Hello Patrick,
    Can you email me please, I have something I’d like to talk with you about in private.

  4. Hi Patrick sensei, You can take an official permission from KWF Hq in Japan and list the 9th KWF World conference and 9th KWF world championship event on your website
    Deputy Grandmaster Malcolm Dorfman can be approached and requested to help you, just in case. The event will have a big following of Budo practitioners from across 58 country organisations affiliated with KWF Hq.

  5. Hi Patrick
    I was lucky enough to train at Marshall Street under Enoeda Sensei. Our main day to day instructor was Hideo Tomita. There is virtually nothing about this great instructor on the internet in terms of his early life , where he trained and who taught him. He and Enoeda were very close and Tomita is held in very high regard in the UK so it is surprising so little fact is known about him It would be great to read one of your profiles about this exceptional Sensei.

    Stephen Robins

  6. Hi Patrick
    My husband Julian and I trained under Sensei Norman Robinson for many years (up to second Dan) and I started writing up a biography on him. However we left for New Zealand in 1998. I had written about 16 pages on his background and early beginnings and would be very happy to share that if he had no objection. He was the most amazing instructor and I could not think more highly on him. Do let me know how I can send this to you if he agrees and if you are interested.

      1. Thank you Patrick. I have typed up my notes. Would you be able to give me Sensei Norman’s personal email so as to be able to run it by him first?

        1. Unfortunately, I don’t have any contact details for Sensei Norman. I have never had the pleasure of meeting or corresponding with him.

  7. I would like to know how many Eska european championships won Julie Nicholson in individual kata and how many in team kata

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