Stephen Marriott Karate Achievements (1985-2006)

In 1985 at the age of 11 I started shotōkan karate. I achieved shodan in 1993.  I graduated two years later in 1995 from Luton University with honours (BSc Hons) degree in Computer Science Bachelor of Science.

I had success as a TASK Kumite, Kata and Teams Champion between 2000 to 2004. I was honoured to take my sandan in 2006 with Hirokazu Kanazawa Sensei. I was lucky to train at the Ryobukan JKR Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan under Konishi Soke II and to compete at the 9th SKIF World Championships.

2006
Sandan (3rd Dan) – examiner Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa (SKIF)
1st Visit to Tokyo, Japan – UK Team member, 9th SKIF World Championships

2005
Red Belt Nunchaku Kobudo (ETNA) – examiner Malcolm Phipps

2004
Kickpics Gallery feature
TASK Championships Team Kumite 2nd Cranfield University Club
TASK Championships Mens Black Belt Kumite 1st
TASK Championships Mens Black Belt Kata 1st
TASK Championships Team Kata 1st

2003
TASK Championships Team Kumite 1st Cranfield University Club
TASK Championships Mens Black Belt Kumite 1st
TASK Championships Mens Black Belt Kata 1st
TASK Championships Team Kata 1st

2002
TASK Open Day Team Kumite 1st Flitwick Club
TASK Open Day Mens Black Belt Kumite 1st
TASK Open Day Mens Black Belt Kata 1st
TASK Open Day Team Kata 1st

2001
TASK Open Day Mens Black Belt Kumite 1st
TASK Open Day Mens Black Belt Kata 1st
TASK Open Day Team Kata 1st
TASK Open Day Team Kumite 3rd

2000
TASK Open Day Mens Black Belt Kumite 1st
TASK Open Day Team Kumite 3rd

1999
Sandan (3rd Dan) – examiner John van Weenen (TASK)
TASK Open Day Team Kata 1st

1998
TASK Open Day Team Kata 1st
TASK Open Day Team Kumite 3rd

1997
TASK Open Day Mens Black Belt Kata 2nd
TASK Open Day Team Kata 3rd

1995
Nidan (2nd Dan) – examiner John van Weenen (TASK)
TASK Open Day Team Kumite 2nd

1994
TASK Open Day Team Kata 3rd

1993
Shodan (1st Dan) – examiner John van Weenen (TASK)
Club La Santa Iron-Man 2nd

1991
TASK Open Day 6th Kyu & above Mens Kumite 2nd

1990
TASK Flitwick Club Student Award

1985
Started Shotokan Karate

SKIF Together – Training in the spirt of Soke Kanazawa

On Sunday 3rd May, Soke Kanazawa’s Birthday, Karate-ka from all over the world came to together to train with Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho and Murakami Shuseki Shihan in remembrance of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa (1931-2019).

IOGKF World Online Charity Gasshuku

Message from Nakamura Sensei

“Onegaishimasu,

IOGKF Canada organized another Online Live Charity Gasshuku on Saturday, June 6th, where we raised $4,000 for the UN COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund. Two hundred members from 20 different countries participated. Four of the top instructors of IOGKF, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura (7th dan IOGKF World Chief Instructor), Sensei Ernie Molyneux (8th dan IOGKF World Vice-Chief Instructor), Sensei Henrik Larsen (8th dan IOGKF World Vice-Chief Instructor), and Sensei Jorge Monteiro (8th dan IOGKF Portugal Chief Instructor & IOGKF Technical Advisor) taught in the online Gasshuku. Thank you Sensei’s for your support and sharing your knowledge with us! Thank you also Sensei Adrienne, Sensei Michelina, Sensei Sita and Jayant for working behind the scene. And special thank you going to every single participant! We had many senior instructors as well as white belt beginners! It was a great family gathering. IOGKF “We are FAMILY!” I am looking forward to training together in the near future! “

Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei, IOGKF