June 29, 2020

Today at 10.30 am on 29th June 2020 I attended the funeral of Hanshi Mick Randall MBE via video link. The congregation was understandably small but the service was well presented and fitting.

It was immediately apparent how many lives Sensei Randall has touched with his lifetime of dedication to teaching Shotokan Karate for over fifty years. The service highlighted his humble beginnings and charted his teaching career and masonic work.

I met Sensei quite late...

December 9, 2018

Congratulations to all who graded! Hard work from all who attended and all grades were very well deserved.

December 8, 2018

After debating the exact moves of Ji'in, we looked to Sensei Kanazawa (10th Dan) for a little help.

April 2, 2017


Ever since I first saw this image of Sensei Kanazawa performing Yoko Tobi Geri it has amazed me. It was taken by Sensei Michael Randall in Richmond Park during 1966. Karate had only been taught in the UK for a few years and Sensei Kanazawa and Sensei Enoeda had only arrived in London in early 1965. Quite apart from the excellent technique and physical athleticism the composition itself is amazing and for me what makes this photo is the onlooker in the back...

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