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Cyril Cummins

Karate can never be only a sport because it is first and foremost a martial art. Competition is only a part of the martial arts scene. Whilst I admire the top competitors, it is not the be all and end all of Karate. Cyril Cummins A pioneer of Shotokan Karate in the West Midlands of …

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Matt Price

I see Karate not as a sport but as an art. Therefore kata and kumite are both needed to become an all-round practitioner of the art. That isn’t to say I have anything against people who view karate as a sport. Matt Price As a competitor, Matt Price was known for his very strong kumite. …

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Cover Star: Molly Samuel

Molly Samuel is arguably Britain’s most successful female competitor, winning multiple European and World titles. She was an integral part of the golden era of British Karate in the 1980s and 1990s, when Britain was one of the top Karate nations in the world. Below are some magazine covers featuring this great competitor. January 1993 February …

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Cover Star: Doug James

Considered one of the corner stones of British Karate, Doug James has been involved in Karate for over 50 years. He has been a competitor; a world class referee and judge. Below are a selection of magazine covers featuring James. December 1988 June 1991 April 1995   November 2001 2017

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Cover Star: Vic Charles

Vic Charles is one of the most recognizable faces in British Karate. He is the winner of multiple kumite titles. He has also featured on a number of magazine covers. February 1980 March 1982 October 1982 August 1987 August 1989 November 1989 April 1997  

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Cover Star: Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill is an icon of British Karate. A stalwart of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) he has been practisng Shotokan Karate since the 1960s. As a member of the Red Lion Karate team, the KUGB National Squad and the All-Styles British Karate team, he has won numerous titles in kata and kumite. …

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