Brilliant read, the research by Dr, Clive Layton is not just epic, but also interesting - rare for a semi documentary work.
There is a place for a 'sport' oriented karate, and there are some excellent athletes, as well as top class fighters in the 'sport'.
From the early days of seemingly slow-low power techniques, to the explosive speed and power of the 70's & 80's, what legacy are we now left with?
George Best, one of the KUGB's most reliable front line fighters and has a record that includes having fought Japans Masao Kagawa twice in
the World Shoto championships.
Short clips from our archive.
Short clip from the old JKA self defence film which includes many senior JKA instructors from the past.
The history of the Karate Union of Great Britain and Enoeda Sensei - an inseperable combination of excellence
Ronnie Christopher began training at the age of 14 and
his obvious talent and dedication were quickly noticed
by the KUGB senior instructors.
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