Tag: Traditional Karate

Cover Star: Toru Takamizawa

Toru Takamizawa is considered by many to be one of the best Japanese instructors to ever teach in the United Kingdom Described as an intelligent, technical instructor, his fluid precise techniques were an inspiration to his students. Below are some magazines featuring the quiet Wado-ryu master.  February 1977 December 1978 April 1988 October 1998  

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Cover Star: Walter Seaton

A true pioneer of Karate in the United Kingdom, Walter Seaton was one of the first instructors to teach Karate to women at his Middlesbrough dojo. Described by his students as an inspirational instructor, he was among the first Wado-ryu black belts in the UK. Below are some of the magazine covers featuring this iconic …

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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: Eugene Codrington

Eugene Codrington was one of the great competitors of the 1970s, Nicknamed the ‘Cat’, he was a superb athlete noted for his evasiveness and his smooth gliding movement. The following covers feature this great competitor. February 1976 October 1978 1979 August 1991

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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: Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan is arguably the best karateka of his generation. A long time member of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB), he is one of the few competitors to win numerous medals in both kumite and kata. Below are some of the magazine covers featuring this great martial artist. May 1980 1982 May 1986 …

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Cover Star: Steve Cattle

Steve Cattle has been described him as one of the best karateka to come out of the UK. Highly respected he was known for his exceptional timing and immense Karate knowledge. Below are some of the magazine covers featuring this talented martial artist. June 1977 1985 May 1990 April 1992 1995 May 1995

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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: Geoff Thompson

During the 1980s Geoff Thompson was the face of Sport Karate and captained the British team through one of its most successful periods. Below are some of the covers featuring Thompson. May 1985 December 1988 September 1990

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Cover Star: Tatsuo Suzuki

Tatsuo Suzuki, a student of Wado-ryu founder Hironori Ohtsuka, was instrumental in the spread of Wado-ryu Karate across Europe. Below is a selection of covers featuring the great master. February 1966 April 1977 July 1979 April 1990 November 1990 April 1992 February 1996 December 1999 December 2000 June 2001 June 2005 December 2007   

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