SENSEI CLEM BRAITHWAITE 7TH DAN
(SKF Country Team Manager / SKF Chief Referee / KSI International Referee)
Sensei Clem Briathwaite has been with the SKF since the start in 1980, and started with Shihan Daniels back in 1975 at the old Central HQ in Digbeth,
Sensei Braithwaite has been a former Shukokai World Lightweight Kumite champion and part of multiple winning Mens Team Kumite World & European winning teams.
He represented the SKF National Team from 1980 - 2002 when he then went on to coach the SKF National Team from 2003.
Now Sensei Braithwaite as well as being SKF Country Team Manager and SKF Chief Referee is one of the top KSI International Referees in the World of Kimura Shukokai and is also SKF Assistant Chief Instructor.
SENSEI SOLFRID DANIELS 7th Dan
(SKF National Kata & Kumite Coach / KSI International Referee)
Sensei Solfrid Daniels was part of the SKF National squad from 1989 - 2006 where she was multiple Ladies World & European Individual & Team champion in both Kata & Kumite.
Sensei Solfrid was also the first ever KSI competitor to also win 4 gold in one KSI event in KSI World Championships in Germany 2000, where she was World champion in Ladies H/W Kumite, Ladies Kata, Team Kumite & Team Kata.
Since Sensei Solfrid retirement from competetive activities, she has been coaching many World & European championship winning teams and individuals on the squad as one of the SKF main coaches.
She is also one of the top KSI International Referees in Kimura Shukokai today.
SENSEI AUDUN DANIELS 6th Dan
(SKF National Kata & Kumite Coach / Vice Team Captain / EKF Accredited Coach)
Sensei Audun Daniels has been a member of the SKF National squad since 1994 where he competed in his first World Championships in Kobe, Japan.
Since then he has won multiple World & European titles in both Kumite & Kata both individually and as a team member.
Sensei Audun is current KSI World & European champion in Kata, Kumite & Team Kata events.
Although Sensei Audun is still a major part of the SKF Squad as a competitor he plays a big role in the coaching of the SKF Squad in training and competition in both Kumite & Kata.
SENSEI PAUL RICHARDS 6th Dan
(SKF National Kumite Coach / Team Captain / EKF Accredited Coach)
Sensei Paul Richards has been a member of the SKF Squad since 1994 where he sucessfully won his first Shukokai World Kumite title in Kobe, Japan
Since then Sensei Richards has won a further 6 KSI World titles and 3 World KSI team titles, along with multiple European titles along with 6 KSI European Team Kumite championships.
Although Sensei Richards is still a major part of the SKF Squad as a competitor he plays a big role in the coaching of the SKF Squad in training and competition in Kumite.
Sensei Richards is also the current SKF Team Captain.
The next SKF National Squad sessions will be:
SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2020
Any new members wishing to try out for the new squad for 2020 please see your Instructor who will liase with Shihan Daniels and National Coaches