Congratulations - Sensei Nicola Nixon & Sensei Tom Spasic on both achieving 4th Dan.

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Two very longstanding members of Tenshinkan UK, Sensei Nicola Nixon and Sensei Tom Spasic have successfully achieved their 4th Dan Gradings with Kyoshi Robert Kane. 

 

They have been training hard with Kyoshi Robert during the pandemic, learning katas and a myriad of Tenshinkan techniques. 

 

Both Tom and Nicola did a very strong grading according to Kyoshi Robert.  He also commented that Sensei Nicola displayed a " very good knowledge and understanding of Tenshinkan karate techniques. " 

Both members have been organising their own Clubs now for some years and helping to develop and broaden the reach of Tenshinkan Karate in their respective communities.  

Since Scottish Government restrictions over Covid have now relaxed somewhat, both Finmill and Forthill Dojo have increased their membership and are going from strength to strength under the leaderships of Sensei Nicola and Sensei Tom. 

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Sensei Nicola and Sensei Tom receiving their 4th Dan Certificates from Kyoshi Robert Kane.  

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Congratulations -Shihan John Mclean

Congratulations to John McLean (formerly Shihan-Dai) on his appointment to the new rank of Shihan.

 

Kyoshi Robert Kane, UK Chief Instructor, and Kancho Mamoru Miwa, World Chief Instructor both agreed to approve John Mclean to the new rank of Shihan for his dedication and commitment to Tenshinkan Karate Federation over the last 30 years. 

 

Shihan John Mclean, 5th Dan, has during his years as a member, travelled three times to Japan to train in the Honbu Dojo with Kancho Miwa in order to improve his knowledge of Tenshinkan karate techniques.  

John has always used that experience to help Tenshinkan members in the UK to improve their skills, and he has dedicated many years to teaching both children and adults alike.

So, congratulations from all Tenshinkan UK members to Shihan John McLean on this prestigious appointment. 

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Shihan John McLean receives his Certificate from Kyoshi Robert Kane. 

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Congratulations - Sensei Chris Beddows

Tenshinkan UK have a new Shodan member who passed his Black Belt grading on Saturday 27th November 2021.

Sensei Chris has been training for many years with his Club Instructor - Sensei Tom Spasic,3rd Dan, and of course our Chief Instructor, Kyoshi Robert Kane, 8th Dan.  

Sensei Tom has commented,

     " My congratulations to Sensei Chris who performed a very strong Grading Examination. It has not been easy over the last 18 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But Chris religiously trained with Kyoshi Robert on Zoom virtual classes for over a year during this time. 

 

After Clubs re-opened for pyshical trainging a  few months ago, Chris has worked very hard to get himself in shape for this well deserved Shodan grading. 

 

His knowledge and experience will be a great asset to our members in our new Forthill Dojo in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. "

For more information about Forthill Dojo please visit Facebook page: 

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Sensei Chris Beddows, 1st Dan, receives his Japan Certificate endorsed by Kancho, from Kyoshi Robert Kane, 8th Dan. 

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Invergowrie Club Competition

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Junior members with trophies.

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Invergowrie Dojo held a club competition on Sunday 21st November 2021. 

Winners of the trophies are :- 

Sonoba Zuki -

Younger group - 

1st Place - Ollie Young 
2nd Place - Selin Mazibas
3rd Place - George Abbot 
4th Place - Ben Cunningham 

 

Middle group - 

1st Place - Jonathan Young 
2nd Place - Rose Nolan 
3rd Place - Vienna Hughes
4th Place - Charlotte Brady

 

Hapa Dosa ( older group )

1st Place - Anna Sampayo
2nd Place - Danny Fyffe
3rd Place - Prithvi Sudarshan 
4th Place - Leo Johnston

 

Kumite - ( fighting) 
Younger Group - 

1st Place - Ollie Young 
2nd Place - Rory Fisher
3rd Place - George Abbot

 

Middle Group - 

1st Place - Jonathan Young 
2nd Place - Rose Nolan 
3rd Place - Vienna Hughes 

 

Older Group - 

1st Place - Leo Johnson 
2nd Place - Anna S
3rd Place - Prithvi Sudarshan

Congratulations to all participants.

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Tenshinkan Finmill Dojo - New Shodans

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Congratulations to John Mill (left) & Kyle Ferguson (right) on their recent Senior Shodan achievements.   A great asset to Finmill Dojo.

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Tenshinkan Finmill Dojo 

Shield Winner - Junior member 2021
           Ava Baillie
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Congratulations  Ava !