It gives me great pleasure to announce that Robin Welch has been awarded his Rokudan (6th Dan) by John Blain Sensei for services to SHOTO. On a personal note, I am absolutely delighted that Sawbridgeworth has such a supportive senior grade who trains regularly and contributes to the development of others. Oss and kind regards,Paul
Ian Davey and Marie Fortune both passed their Shodan grading on 24th September 2022. We congratulate them on their excellent preparation, hard work and fighting spirit.
Thursday the 30th September 2021 will be remembered for a special training session at SHOTO’s North London Dojo. This was 7th Dan Sensei Jil Rickards last class as Senior Instructor. Despite the mayhem nationwide as a result of fuel supply difficulties the class was attended by: North London regular students: Eche Ginikanwa 4th Dan Konomi …
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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.