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It is with pleasure that we announce the promotion of two yudansha from the North London Club. Sensei Eche Ginikanwa and Sensei Konomi Yajima have both been awarded Yondan. We thank them for their contribution to and support of SHOTO and we congratulate them on their achievement.
SHOTO has the great honour of posthumously awarding Hanshi Randall MBE his 10th Dan in Shotokan Karate-do. Having dedicated his life to practicing and teaching karate, and having received an MBE in 2003 from Her Majesty the Queen in recognition, he was widely acknowledged as Kanazawa Hanshi’s top student. An inspiration to thousands of students, …
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It is with pleasure that we announce the promotion of Sensei Jil Rickards, Senior Instructor of the North London Club, to the grade of Shichidan, making her one of the highest ranked EKF-registered females in Britain. We thank her for her contribution to and support of SHOTO.
It is with pleasure that we announce the promotion of Sensei Mike Trogal, Senior Instructor of the Winchmore Hill Club, to the grade of Godan. We thank him for his contribution to and support of SHOTO.
It is with pleasure that we announce the promotion of Sensei Chris Martin, Senior Instructor of the Kingsbridge Club, Devon to the grade of Shichidan. We thank him for his contribution to and support of SHOTO.
It is with great sadness that we report that passed away peacefully on 10 June 2020. He was one of Hanshi Kanazawa’s “Seven Samurai”, training with him almost daily in the 1960s, and was awarded an MBE in 2003 for his Services To Karate by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. You can read more about …