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Paul Coleman, Oxford Karate Academy, 7th Dan ( Uploaded Tue 15, Feb 2005 01:38 )
Shihan Paul Coleman, Oxford Karate Academy, 7th Dan Seiwa Kai (under Shuji Tasaki Hanshi) and 7th Dan JKF Goju Kai (Kyoshi status) in 8th Dan Seiwa Kai and 8th Dan Goju Kai, Seiichi Fujiwara's dojo, Akita, Japan 2004.
Paul Coleman is the Oxford Karate Academy Chief Instructor, World Iri-Kumi Champion (continuous fighting), 1989, 1990, 1991, an assistant instructor and an examiner for the JKF Goju Kai in Europe, black belt Judo, creator of the fitandkicking (cardio kickboxing) system and video and has competed in many tournaments in a variety of systems, WUKO, Iri-Kumi and Kyokushinkai knockdown. He holds many other titles. He is also an assessor of instructors for the English governing body and also a kata official. Previously the kumite coach (although he also taught them kata) to Oxford University Karate Club (OUKC), for 12 years, turning a long history of defeat by Cambridge to many victories in the Varsity Games, he also had a great run of success in the University Students Games (BUSA), including even getting more points than Wayne Otto's group on one occasion!
Shihan Paul has travelled extensively to train, teach, compete and examine Dan grades in many countries, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Okinawa, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, The United States of America, and Wales.
The Seiwa Kai is headed by Shuji Tasaki 9th Dan, Seichii Fujiwara 8th Dan and Leo Lipinski 8th Dan.
KYOSHI : Master, teaching instructor (teacher of teachers), eminent Instructor, master instructor.
Shihan License Certification,
Separate from that of Dan grade alone. Of being 6th and 7th Dan