Kanazawa Shotokan Karate International Federation

  
  About KSKIF

Sensei Andrew Patrick

SENSEI Andrew M. Patrick
5th Dan
Chief Instructor

Sensei Andrew Patrick is the Chief Instructor of KSKIF, and has been practicing Shotokan Karate since 1972. Patrick first started training with the Trinidad Karate Association (affiliate member to the Japan Karate Association).

Over the years of practicing karate, Sensei Patrick has trained with great masters such as:  Sensei Nakayama, Sensei Okazaki, Sensei Tanaka, Sensei Yaguchi and Sensei Kanazawa. Sensei Patrick obtained his first degree black belt in 1983, this grading was done by Sensei Nakayama. In 2010 Sensei Patrick was graded to fifth degree by Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa who is the head of the SKIF organisation.

As a former member and instructor of S.K.I.F.T.T., Sensei Patrick has participated in many tournaments. During that time, Sensei Patrick was one of the top competitors; he has also won many championships and was a force to recon with.   

 

Sensei Neil Mungal

SENSEI Neil Mungal
5th Dan
President

Sensei Neil Mungal is the President of KSFIF. Sensei Mungal has been practicing karate since 1982. Neil first started training with the Trinidad Karate Association (affiliate member to the Japan Karate Association).

Sensei Mungal was graded to first degree black belt by three great masters JKA masters, Sensei M Nakayama, Sensei T. Okazaki and Sensei T. Mikami. In 2010 Sensei Mungal was graded to fifth degree by Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa who is the head of the SKIF organisation.

As a past member of SKIFTT, Sensei Mungal opened one of the first branches in 1987.  During his earlier years in karate,  Sensei Mungal entered and placed at almost every tournament he competed in both locally and internationally.

Sensei Mungal has also completed courses in Psychology of Performance in Sport.

 

 

 

Sensei Celeste Nottingham

SENSEI Celeste Nottingham
4th Dan
Development Officer

Sensei Celeste Nottingham is the Development Officer of KSKIF. Sensei Celeste has been practicing karate since 1984. Celeste first started training with the Trinidad Karate Association (affiliate member to the Japan Karate Association).

Sensei Celeste was graded to first degree black belt by, Sensei K Dozono in 1990. In 2004 Sensei Celeste was graded to forth degree black belt by Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa, who is the head of the SKIF organisation.

Sensei Nottingham has been a top competitor during her younger years, winning many local and national events, her specialty being kumite.

Sensei Celeste has also completed courses in Psychology of Performance in Sport held under the auspices of the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Union.

At present Sensei Nottingham conducts karate training in six (6) dojos. Over the years Sensei Nottingham hard work and dedication to training has developed her, and she become one of the leading ladies in Karate.  Her unique teaching style has motivated many female competitors who continue to excel in karate.

 

 

Sensei Laureen Thomas-Henry

SENSEI Laureen Thomas-Henry
4th Dan
Administrative/Financial Officer

Sensei Laureen Thomas-Henry is the Administrative/Financial Officer of KSKIF. Sensei Laureen began her karate training at the age of 15.  In 1990 she was graded to first degree black belt by Sensei K Dozono and in 2004 she was graded to fourth degree black by Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa, who is the Head of the SKIF organisation.

Sensei Thomas-Henry, was an avid competitor making her mark in the international tournament arena.  Sensei Laureen participated in the Goju Ryu Tournament, the Kanazawa Cup Tournament, the 2nd Pan American Karate Championship, and  S.K.I.F. 6th World Karate Championship held Italy. She also competed in the SKIF 8th World Championships in South Africa and the SKIF 9th World Championships in Japan.

Locally, she participated and placed in many tournaments. She has amassed many winnings in both Kata and Kumite, throughout her career.  In the past Sensei Thomas-Henry was selected as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Union National Team.

 

 

Sensei Ian Sammy

SENSEI Ian RC Sammy
4th Dan
Operations Officer

Sensei Ian Sammy is the Internal Operations Office of KSKIF. Sensei Ian has been practicing Karate since 1987. Ian first starting practicing karate at the Young Men Christian Association. In 1991 Sensei Ian was graded to first degree black belt by Sensei K. Dozono and to fourth degree black belt by Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa, who is the head of the SKIF organisation.

Sensei Sammy started teaching karate in 1992, assisting Sensei Thomas–Henry with the Dinsley/Trincity Dojo. In 1997 Sensei Sammy was asked to open a dojo at the La Joya Sporting Complex.

Over the years Sensei Ian competed in many tournaments both local and international. His most memorable achievement was the Barbados National Karate Federation Tournament in 1996 where he took home the gold in the Adult Male Black Belt Kata and Kumite Divisions.

Sensei Ian has also completed courses in Psychology of Performance in Sport in addition to a Certificate in Science of Coaching from the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.

 

SENSEI Mark Agard

SENSEI Mark Agard
2nd Dan
Tobago Regional Officer

Sensei Mark Agard is the Tobago Regional Officer for KSKIF. Sensei Mark first started studying an eclectic style of martial arts in 1987and was ranked as a third degree black belt. In 1998, Sensei Agard started Shotokan karate-do and started over as a white belt. In 2008 he was graded to first degree black belt by Sensei Neville Mason, the head of SKIFTT.

As a competitor Sensei Agard has won many championships in both eclectic and traditional karate-do. His proudest moment being when his team representing Trinidad and Tobago placed 3rd in the SKIF Pan American held in Trinidad in 2004.

Sensei Agard has had the opportunity to train under Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa and Sensei H. Ishikawa. Also, along with Sensei Sammy, he had the opportunity to personally give Kancho Kanazawa a tour of Tobago.

Sensei Agard is currently responsible for the development of Shotokan under KSKIF in our sister isle of Tobago.

 


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