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Michael Nursey

I get enormous satisfaction from teaching all types of students, helping them through all the ups and downs of their training and get a real buzz when they finally achieve their black belt. Michael Nursey Practising Karate in England for over 55 years, Michael Nursey is one of the founders of one of the largest …

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Rikuta Koga

A stalwart of European Shotokan Karate, Rikuta Koga has been at the forefront of developing Shotokan Karate in Europe. A popular instructor known for his technical ability, he is a frequent guest instructor on courses around the world. Rikuta Koga was born on 3 August 1941, in Fukuoka, Japan. In April 1960 Koga enrolled at …

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Michael Randall

You will only get out of Karate what you put into it and that is the most important lesson. There are no secrets in Karate, you have to live it and experience it to discover all it has to offer. Michael Randall Known for his technical ability and his attention to detail, Michael Randall was …

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This week in history…(20 November- 26 November)

20 November On 20 November 2004, William Oliver died in his dojo. One of the most dynamic Kyokushin Karate practitioners of his generation, Oliver was known for his lightning-fast Kicks. At 5ft 4in, he always had to fight much larger opponents, but always held his own. 21 November Between 21-25 November 1982, the 6th World …

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This week in history…(23 October – 29 October)

24 October On 24 October 1996, the High Court of Tokyo upheld an earlier decision regarding Mas Oyama’s last will. On 31 March 1995, Judge Atsushi Watanabe of the Tokyo Court of Family Affairs had previously ruled that Oyama’s verbal will was invalid as it had not been signed by him, only by the witnesses. …

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This week in history…(20 March – 26 March)

20 March On 20 March 1928, Gichin Funakoshi gave a Karate display, with fifteen of his students. It was by Imperial invitation at the Palace grounds of Sainei-kan. On 20 March 1955, The Japan Karate Association (JKA) was founded. Masatoshi Nakayama was appointed the Chief Instructor and Masatomo Takagi was appointed Secretary of the JKA. …

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Nobuaki Kanazawa

Karate is a life-long journey, you only stop when you die. In my mind, I feel that I’m just beginning – that I’m on still growing and developing. Nobuaki Kanazawa Known for his dynamic style of Karate, Nobuaki Kanazawa continues his father’s legacy. He is the son of one of the greatest Shotokan practitioners, Hirokazu …

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This week in history…(20 February – 26 February)

20 February On 20 February 1964, José Manuel Egea Caceres, the oldest of three boys, was born in the Pan Bendito neighbourhood of Madrid, Spain. He is one of the greatest European competitors, being an 8-time World Champion (junior and senior), a 13-time European Champion, a 14-time Spanish Champion, and the winner of numerous open …

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Dave Kershaw

There is no short cut to reaching a high-level in Kata, and the frustrating thing is that the higher you get, the more faults you find, but this is the whole essence of Karate, the striving for perfection. It is never reached, but you must keep on trying. Dave Kershaw A longtime student of Shotokan …

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Gursharan Sahota

It is important that karateka are aware that time, effort and practice are still the main factors in working towards perfecting not only one’s skills but also one’s inner mind and attitudes towards an Art. Gursharan Sahota Training in Shotokan Karate for over 50 years, Gursharan Sahota leads one of the largest Shotokan groups in …

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