Oxford Karate Academy

Various locations, Six days a week, Oxford, Oxfordshire,  .

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Paul Coleman Kyoshi (teacher of teachers).

Chief Instructor for Oxford Karate Academy, Technical Vice-President for Seiwakai International, European Examiner.

Paul Coleman began his martial arts journey in the sixties with Judo, achieving Black Belt. He studied Judo for eleven years.

During his teens he decided to study karate, beginning in another style and moving to Goju-Ryu in 1974. He continues to train and teach Goju-Ryu Karate to this day.

During his time in IOGKF he was a Three Times iri-kumi (continuous fighting) World Champion.

With Worldwide travel, training, competing and teaching, he has been doing karate in twenty three countries. First training in Japan and Okinawa in 1981, he regularly trains with the masters in Japan.

In 2018 Paul Coleman was elected to be vice-president for The All Japan Karate-Do Seiwakai, by 14 country leaders and by Japan.

His role also includes being an International Instructor and also an assistant instructor to Japanese Masters. Coleman is also a European examiner for Seiwa Kai and The JKF (Japan Karate Federation) Gojukai.

His Sensei in Japan is Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi 8th Dan Seiwakai, 8th Dan JKF Gojukai.

Paul Coleman holds a JKF Goju Kai “menkyo” licence of Kyoshi, meaning teacher of teachers, a rare title for a westerner in a Japanese association and federation. He is commonly referred to as “Shihan”.

Paul is ranked:
7th Dan All Japan Karate-Do Seiwakai
7th Dan JKF Gojukai