Tag: Bob Poynton

This week in history (30 July – 5 August)

30 July On 30 July 1949 KUGB stalwart, Robert Poynton, was born.  A member of the famed Liverpool Red Triangle Karate Club, he started training in 1965 aged 15. He was awarded his 1st Dan by Keinosuke Enoeda in 1968. A top competitor in the 1970s, he successfully transitioned into an administrative role in the KUGB …

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Cover Star: Bob Poynton

Bob Poynton has been involved in Shotokan Karate since 1965. A student of Keinosuke Enoeda he is a long time member of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB). A top competitor he has been a member of both the KUGB National Squad and the British All Styles Team. Below are some of the magazine …

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This week in history (26 February – 4 March)

On 27 February 1948 Terence (Terry) O’Neill, one of the best karateka ever produced in Britain, was born in Liverpool, England. O’Neill began his Karate training in 1963 when as a sixteen year old he lied about his age on his application to join the British Karate Federation (BKF). Under Keinosuke Enoeda and the JKA, he earned …

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Frank Brennan

Karate is about many things but, first and foremost, it is about training. Frank Brennan Frank Brennan can arguably be described as one of the most technically gifted karatekas of his generation. He is one of the few competitors to be equally comfortable in kata or kumite, excelling in both disciplines. As a competitor, he …

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Eugene Codrington

In the 1980s Britain was a dominant force in European and World Karate. In the +80 kg (heavyweight) division they have been blessed with some great fighters, such as Geoff Thompson, Vic Charles and Jerome Atkinson. It could be argued that the prototype for all of these fighters was Eugene Codrington. Codrington was one of …

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On this day….(March 1)

On this day, 1 March 1962, the British Karate Federation (BKF) issued a club affiliation certificate to the Liverpool Karate Club. The club, formed in 1959 under Fred Giles, would eventually come to be known as the Red Triangle Shotokan Karate Club. Initially club members received instruction from Vernon Bell, Terry Wingrove and Tetsuji Murakami. However, …

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