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The SKO UK was Founded.
in 1974 and celebrates, 43 Years.
Mr P A J Handyside Shihan Celebrates 53 Years in Martial art's.
JUDO/JUJITSU. AIKIDO, BUDOKAN and SHOTOKAN. also he is very well known within the Karate circle. As the Golden Oldey of Matial
THE PICTURE ABOVE WAS TAKEN OF MR HANDYSIDE IN Approx 2009.
He Trained hard, meeting other Instructors on the way, Dennis Makinson,
emigrated to Australia, he was good friend and coach, All his grades within the structure on Martial Art's were Taken under the Japanese Masters. S Kato, R Kobara, H Tomita, Kawwzoe, Asano, and later his Mentor Mr H Kanazawa who was 7th Dan when he first meet him,( He is now 10th Dan ). This was in 1976 then in 1977 he changed styles to Budokan, Under Grandmaster Chew Choo Soot, and in 1979 Organised the Karate Budokan International Open world Chapionships, at the Preston Guild Hall, this was in November 79. Mr Handyside Shihan was also known as the Preston Samurai, because of his Famous Samurai Sword Displays, of which got him raising over 2 Million pounds for various Charities within the structure of the United Kingdom. his time spent at the writing of this story will be 53 Years in Martial Art's, in March 2016, And still teaches and gives courses throughout GB, and Northern Ireland. He was also a Member of: International Karate Union under Dickie Wu and Terry Steward Fantastic People. Took his 3rd Dan Under Them. 4th and 5th Dan under the British Isle Karate Association. Under Paul and Barbara Chadwick, and Phil Schofield.
Again a well Organised Association. His 6th 7th and 8th Dans are fully recognised within the structure of Karate and the Governing Bodies.
Mr Handyside began his Journey into the Martial Art's in March 1963, When he started training in Judo /Jujitsu under the watchful eye of Richard Butterworth Sensei. But it was approx 1965 when He started in Karate, after seeing a Demonstration of this Noble Japanese art at the Old Preston Public Hall, he was Hooked, the Demo was by Japanese Master, S Kato then a high graded 5th Dan Black belt
Mr Handyside has a long History in Martial Art's. He began training in 1963
at the Age of 13 years, He trained under an English Man, Richard Butterworth, who was a Black Belt in Judo and Jujitsu.
Mr.P.A.J Handyside 8th Dan.
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