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SENSEI DAVE KERSHAW 7th Dan

 
  SENSEI DAVE KERSHAW 7th Dan
began training in 1972, and was with Shotokan Karate International from its formation in 1974. He was in all that time a student of Hanshi Shiro Asano, and also trained extensively with Kanch Hirokazu Kanazawa. He is Chief Instructor of the Konjaku Shin National School of Karate in Grimsby.

In 1981 he was a member of the S.K.I. A-Team which won the English Karate Federation All styles Kata Title, and in 1982 was chosen to compete in a four nation, European competition in Munich.
He became a regular member of the SKIGB National Team, competing in European and World Championships in England, Ireland, Germany, Mexico and Japan.

In 1987 his Konjaku Shin kata team won the British S.K.I. title, which they then held onto for four consecutive years. 


In August the same year, Dave won the British S.K.I. Individual Men's Kata title. He retained the title for a record six consecutive years. In 1991 he was a finalist in the Men's Individual Kumite at the S.K.I. World Championships in Mexico City. He is a Senior S.K.I.E.F Instructor, with 40 years professional experience; an authorised S.K.I.E.F. grading examiner; and an experienced and qualified International Referee. In 1991 he was awarded the Wilkinson Sword of Honour for outstanding contributions to Karate-do.
He was also S.K.I. Regional Officer for Lincolnshire and the East Coast.
 

Sensei Dave Kershaw 7th Dan

In October 1998, in honour of Hanshi Asano, he came out of competition retirement to take part in the S.K.I.E.F. European Championships held in Sheffield, England. The championships were held to commemorate Hanshi Asano's 30th year in Gt. Britain. Dave took Silver medal in the 40-44 Men's Kata, and was a member of the victorious veteran three man kata team, now adding European Champion to his impressive list of achievements.

In August 2011, he was graded to Nanadan (7th Dan) by Hanshi Asano, becoming only one of three karate-ka in the world, to be awarded the grade by Hanshi Asano.


As well as running his own dojo, Dave travels both in Britain and abroad to teach and promote Shotokan karate-do.

In 2006, Konjaku Shin became an association in it's own right, with direct membership to the Federation of English Karate Organisations.

Dave is available for courses worldwide regardless of association. He believes all karate-ka should be able to train together.
See: Club Courses.

Konjaku Shin courses are also open to all karate-ka.

Sensei Kershaw's full biography HERE


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DAVE KERSHAW
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1981

MEN'S TEAM KATA CHAMPIONS
S.K.I. A TEAM CAPTAIN

E.K.F. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, BIRMINGHAM

1982

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.E.F. EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MUNICH
WEST GERMANY
SECOND IN TEAM KATA

1985

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.F. WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DUSSELDORF
WEST GERMANY

1986

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.E.F. EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CORK
IRELAND

1987

MEN'S TEAM KATA CHAMPIONS
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1987

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KATA CHAMPION
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1988

MEN'S TEAM KATA CHAMPIONS
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1988

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KATA CHAMPION
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1988

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.F. WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN UTSUNOMIYA
JAPAN

1989

MEN'S TEAM KATA CHAMPIONS
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1989

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KATA CHAMPION
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1990

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.E.F. EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRYSTAL PALACE
ENGLAND
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KATA SEMI-FINALIST

1990

MEN'S TEAM KATA CHAMPIONS
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1990

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KATA CHAMPION
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1991

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.F. WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MEXICO CITY
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KUMITE FINALIST


1991

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KATA CHAMPION
S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1992

AWARDED THE WILKINSON SWORD
FOR SERVICES TO KARATE-DO

1992

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL KATA CHAMPION
Record 6th consecutive win

S.K.I.(GB) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NOTTINGHAM

1994

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.F. WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN YOKOHAMA
JAPAN

1997

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.F. WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MILAN
ITALY

1998

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.E.F. EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SHEFFIELD
ENGLAND

SECOND IN MEN'S 40-45 INDIVIDUAL KATA
VETERAN MEN'S TEAM KATA CHAMPIONS

2000

SELECTED FOR S.K.I.F. WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BALI
INDONESIA

 

 

 

   

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