Tag: British Karate

David ‘Ticky’ Donovan

To be a black belt in Karate means training regularly. If you don’t train, you lose your coordination. Look at an average Karate class and as you go up the belts, you see the coordination and skill getting better. That’s what Karate training is all about. But a black belt who hasn’t been training for …

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Vernon Bell

12 Maybush Road, Hornchurch, Essex, holds a very special place in British Karate history. It was at this address, in his parents garden, that in 1956 Vernon Bell held the first Karate class in the UK. Over the years, Bell’s name has been largely forgotten in favour of other notable instructors such as Hirokazu Kanazawa, …

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