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Students in mokuso reflecting on the life of the founder of Kyokushin in GB Hanshi Steve Arneil
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hanshi Steve Arneil 10th dan.
Steve Arneil (Hanshi) came to Britain in 1965 from Japan, where he trained under the founder of Kyokushin karate, Masutatsu Oyama for 3yrs. Whilst in Japan, he was the first of Sosai's students to complete the 100 fights (kumite). He co-founded the BKK and also became the manager of Great Britain in all-styles and coached them to win the World Championships. His achievements are many, but his greatest assets were his Charisma & Knowledge. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten as his spirit shines on through the thousands of students he touched with his teaching.
Nick da Costa Shihan
Club grading at Ilford dojo
Tuesday 28th September. Starts 7:30 promptly. All students must have or applied for a license, have a clean white karate suit and pads for sparring. Fee up-to green-belt 3rd kyu is £10. A normal session will also continue on the day.
Proposed Calendar of Events by BKK subject to government restrictions
Kata Tournament - September in London
Clicker Tournament - October in Wales
Regional Tournament - November in Derby
National Grading - early December in London/South East
Obviously dates and venues to be advised and subject to Government Guidelines.
Shihan Nick da Costa