Tag: Howard Collins

This week in history…(30 October – 5 November)

31 October On 31 October 1993, Ray Dalke took early retirement from the University of California, Riverside, where he was a member of the Physical Education department. He did continue to help out, long after his leave date. As a coach, Dalke oversaw one of the most successful collegiate Karate programs in the United States. …

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This week in history…(16 October – 22 October)

18 October On 18 October 1955, Dave Kershaw was born in Grimsby, England. At the time Grimsby was a successful port town, and his father was a trawler captain. A longtime student of Shotokan masters, Hirokazu Kanazawa and Shiro Asano, Kershaw, was a very successful competitor in both kata and kumite. However, it is as …

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This week in history…(17 July – 23 July)

18 July On 18 July 1959, Tetsuji Murakami made his first-ever visit to England to teach for the British Karate Federation (BKF). He also conducted a number of gradings at 12 Maybush Road, Hornchurch, Essex. On 18 July 1963, Vernon Bell received a letter from his German counterpart, Jurgen Seydel, informing him that Tetsuji Murakami …

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William Oliver

I love teaching because I love to help people and watch them develop and change as the months and years go by. William Oliver One of the most dynamic Kyokushin Karate practitioners of his generation, William Oliver was known for his lightning-fast Kicks. At 5ft 4in, he always had to fight much larger opponents, but …

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This week in history…(10 April – 16 April)

11 April On 11 April 1907, Minoru Mochizuki, founder of the Yoseikan dojo, was born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Mochizuki was one of the few men to have been a direct student of the three great Budo masters, Jigaro Kano, Morihei Ueshiba and Gichin Funakoshi. An accomplished martial artist, Mochizuki held a 10th Dan in …

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Jeff Whybrow

There’s a time to stop, and a time to push Jeff Whybrow A legend of British Kyokushin Karate, Jeff Whybrow was a protege or Steve Arneil. He was one of the faces of British Karate during the 1970s and the 1980s. He was equally comfortable in knockdown tournaments as well as point-fighting competitions. He was …

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This week in history…(31 October – 6 November)

31 October On 31 October 1993, Ray Dalke took early retirement from the University of California, Riverside, where he was a member of the Physical Education department. He did continue to help out, long after his leave date. As a coach, Dalke oversaw one of the most successful collegiate Karate programs in the United States. …

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This week in history…(17 October – 23 October)

20 October On 20 October 1972 Howard Collins competed in the 4th All Japan Open Karate Tournament. He made it to the final where he lost to Miyuki Miura. On 20 October 1982, martial arts historian, Donald Frederick “Donn” Draeger died from cancer at the Veteran’s Hospital located in Milwaukee. He was buried five days …

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This week in history… (18 July – 24 July)

18 July On 18 July 1959, Tetsuji Murakami made his first-ever visit to England to teach for the BKF (British Karate Federation). He also conducted a number of gradings at 12 Maybush Road, Hornchurch, Essex. On 18 July 1963 Vernon Bell received a letter from his German counterpart, Jurgen Seydel, informing him that Tetsuji Murakami …

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This week in history (1 November – 7 November)

1 November On 1 November 1947, Tsuyoshi Hiroshige was born in Kokura, now known as Kita Kyushu City, Japan. A phenomenal instructor, Tsuyoshi Hiroshige was known as a master trainer. He has trained multiple World Champions and All Japan Champions, including Kenji Midori, Kenji Yamaki, Hajime Kazumi, and Norichika Tsukamoto. Between 1-3 November 1975, 128 …

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