MARTIAL ARTS

 BACKGROUND

 OF THE

 FOUNDER &

 CHIEF

 INSTRUCTOR

 Master Fowler 

6th Dan

My sunrise - 7th June 1956

1980 - Began martial arts training in Za-Zen Zen-Shin-Ryu Karate, under John Alexanda, Roger-Thia-Jones, and Mike Knight.Won numerous competitions whilst I was a member of this group.

1981 - Began Taekwondo under Master Ian Morrison and Mick Clark.

1982 - Trained with Ron Jones, Shotokan Karate.

1983-BTCB British National Taekwondo Championships Peterborough-4th place-Heavy Weight division.

1983-Chungs Academy Taekwondo Championships Plymouth-3rd place-Heavy Weight division.

1983-BTCB British Taekwondo National Selection Championships-Manchester-4th place-Heavy Weight division.

1983-Shins Open National Taekwondo Championships-Runcorn-2nd place-Light/Heavy Weight division.

1984-Trained with British squad (BTCB).

1984-Became 1st Dan with the BTCB in London under Master Kim Yong Ho

1985 - Trained with Paul Evans, Shotokan Karate.

1985-Founded Dover School Of Taekwondo at Dover YMCA.

1985-Became 1st Dan with British Jidokwan under Master Ian Morrison.

1985 to 1987- Members of the BTCB.

1986-BTCB British Olympic Taekwondo Team Selection Championships-Manchester-3rd place-Heavy Weight division.

1986 - One months training in South Korea under Ro-Wook-San, national team captain, national heavyweight champion of 1986 and Korean Special Forces "Korean Tiger" 

1987 - Trained with Hanshi Bernard Creton, Jitsu Kai Karate.

1988 - became 2nd Dan  under Master Ian Morrison, British Jidokwon.

1989 - Visited and trained in Thai Boxing-Thailand.

1989 - Coach to Dover Kickboxing Club.

1990 - Trained in Judo under Mick Davies-Dover.

1991-MAC Coaching Award.

1991 - Joined Amateur Martial Arts Association.

1994 - became a 3rd Dan with the BTCB, graded by Grandmaster Park Soo-Nam in London. Kukkiwon certificated.

1995 - trained and graded to 3rd Kyu in Kyokushinkai Karate under the late Sensei Barry Bergen.

1995 - attended, and completed, Hanshi Steve Arneil’s Kyokushinkai  summer training camp.

1999 - Moved dojang to the Gym Club Dover.

2000 - Joined NAKMAS, National Association of Karate and Martial Arts Schools.

2000 - Senior Instructor with NAKMAS.

2000 - NAKMAS Level 1 Coaching Award

2000 - Became NVQ qualified Assessor and Verifier,D32 & D33.

2000 – awarded 4th Dan with NAKMAS.

2000 – NAKMAS Level 2 Coaching Award

2001 – Appointed Technical Executive Officer to NAKMAS committee.

2001 – Moved Dojang to Astor School on 4th July.

2001 – Appointed as NAKMAS Vice Chairman.

2003 – Appointed NAKMAS deputy chairman.

2005 – Awarded 5th Dan with NAKMAS

2011 – Awarded 6th Dan with NAKMAS 

2017 - 37 years on and I'm sill as hungry, still  searching..... "Parting the clouds, seeking the Way"

    People wonder why I do this?

I wonder why they don't!    

As you can see from my Martial Arts background, I have been fortunate enough to have met, trained with and been taught by, some of the finest Martial Arts exponents in the world. By being blessed with these opportunities, these people, along with many others, have touched my life with their wisdom and knowledge, and I owe everything I know to them, they have helped me to learn, and given me an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Thanks to them, they have all helped me to experience the promise and fulfillment of the Martial Arts. Osu!



 Above: Korea 1986.....with black hair! Ha!

 Above: Me as a 3rd Kyu Kyokushinkai in Brecon, 1995 Kyokushinkai Summer camp with my instructor Sensei Phil Bones, right of me in picture.

Not for the feint hearted!

A week to remember!






Below:

Me with my two beautiful granddaughters!

Hattie - Left & Florence - Right