Sensei James Kirkwood

Dan Ratification No: 332

“I first started training in shotokan karate in 1973 and through the years I have been lucky to have trained with many of the best Shotokan Instructors in the world.  I have been teaching and running Shotokan Clubs for over 20 years”

Achievements

S.T.K.F Caledonian Cup ( Senior male team kata ) Gold – 1994
U.K.T.K.F British Championship ( Senior male team kata) Bronze – 1995
U.K.T.K.F Bitish Championship (Senior male team kata) Bronze 1997
S.K.B/I.T.K.F Championships (Senior male team kata) Gold 1997
U.K.T.K.F British Championship (Senior male team kata) Silver 1998
U.K.T.K.F British Championship (Senior male team kumite) Silver 1998

Sensei has trained with some of the best Instructors in Shotokan Karate in the world, including :

  • Hidetaka Nishiyama (10th Dan)
  • Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan)
  • Taiji Kase ( 9th Dan )
  • Keinosuke Enoeda (9th Dan)
  • Keigo Abe (9th Dan)
  • Mekio Yahara (9th Dan)
  • Hiroshi Shirai (9th Dan)
  • Hideo Ochi (8th Dan)
  • Takeshi Naito (8th Dan)
  • Masao Kawasoe (8th Dan)
  • Pat McLuskey (6th Dan)

Coaching Qualifications

  • First Aid Trained
  • Coaching Modules (National Coaching Foundation)
  • Developing strength and speed
  • Coaching Children
  • Developing Flexibility
  • Sport Coach UK
  • Coaching Children & Young People
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children
  • How to coach disabled people in sport
  • Scottish Karate Governing Body : (Level 2 coach)
  • NAKMAS Equality Module
  • NAKMAS Equality Awareness Accreditation
  • NAKMAS Safe Kids Campaign Accreditation

Coaching Modules

  • Developing strength and speed
  • Coaching Children
  • Developing flexibility

Sports Coach UK

  • Coaching Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • How to coach disabled people in Sport
  • Criminal Records Bureau checked  ✔
  • Scottish Karate Governing Body (Level 2 Coach)
  • Dan Ratification No : 332

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