Keith Bishop

Keith Bishop
Club Instructor

  • Full Name

    Keith Bishop

  • Date of Birth

    November 30th, -0001


  • Club Name: Chelmsford
  • Date Joined: November 30th, -0001
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I started my Goju Ryu Karate training in 1986 at Chelmsford Essex under Sensei Gary Webber. The running of the club was later taken over by my now close friend and instructor Sensei Kevin Nason. At this time we were members of the IOGKF and I had the privilege of training on many occasions with Shihan Morio Higaonna and Sensei George Andrews.


  • In 1991 while still a member of the IOGKF I passed my Shodan (1st Dan).
  • In 1994 Sensei Kevin and I joined the GKI and now have privilege and pleasure of training with Shihan James Rousseau, Shihan Arnold de Beer (South Africa) and Sensei Len Sim.
  • In 1997 I opened a Karate club in Chelmsford where I teach children and adults a number of who have achieved their shodan.
  • In 1999 I acheived 2nd Place in the individual Kumite at the GKI National Championships.
  • In 2001 under Shihan James and Sensei Len I took and achieved my Yondan (4th Dan).
  • In 2007 under Shihan James and Sensei Len I took and achieved my Gondan (5th Dan).
  • In 2012 under Shihan James and Sensei Len I took and achieved my Rokudan (6th Dan).

Through my Karate I have trained throughout the UK also in South Africa and Sweden. I really have made many good friends and it has been great fun.

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Begin: 2017-10-15, 14:00

Annual GKI National Competition

Begin: 2017-10-21, 09:00

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Begin: 2017-11-09, 18:00
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