Henrieheta Sim

Henrieheta Sim
International Co-ordinator

  • Full Name

    Henrieheta Sim

  • Date of Birth

    November 30th, -0001


  • Club Name: Wokingham
  • Date Joined: November 30th, -0001
Wokingham 0 Competitions Attended


I began training in 1975 in Booysens, Johannesburg, and gained Shodan in July 1985, at the IOGKF Gasshuku in Stellenbosch, South Africa, where I met my future husband. I moved to England and Sensei James Rousseau gave me away at our wedding in January,1986.

I represented EGKA at a number of international tournaments, have won a number of UK Gold medals for kata and my competition highlight was my Bronze medal for Kata at the IOGKF world championship in Okinawa in 1991. At the associated IOGKF Gasshuku I met some interesting people including the Prince of Mongolia and had one-to-one training with one of the IOGKF advisors, Sensei Aragaki.

As a qualified therapist, my skills as a teacher of karate are enhanced. I am qualified in a number of disciplines including Seitai, Kinesiology, Functional Biochemistry and Therapeutic Massage. Setai is Japanese Osteopathy and I spent three years studying it in Oxford from Sensei Tatsu Nakamura. (He restricted his teaching to martial artists and was a 5th Dan Kyokyushinkai karate-ka and ex-Kyokyushinkai world karate champion.)

Both my sons are actively training and our oldest, Lenny gained his junior Shodan at the GKI gasshuku in Chichester in summer 2002 and his cadet Nidan in 2004 at our Gasshuku in Chelmsford. His shodan grading was taken by Sensei Arnold De Beer, my old instructor and Sensei Len, my husband. Sensei Jame s Rousseau chaired his nidan grading panel. David won his 3rd kyu brown belt in 2003 GKI gasshuku held in Sweden and is now working towards his black belt.

In August 2006, I was successful in my grading for 6th Dan. This was awarded by Shihan James Rousseau, 9th Dan.



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