Teachers and friends

Bushinkai headteachers David Keegan and Simon Keegan have trained and graded with many teachers over the years, too numerous to list. But here is a brief list of some of their instructors. The list is not only of their personal instructors but also masters they have attended seminars with that despite only a brief relationship, left a big impression.

Dave with two of his Japanese teachers

Dave with two of his Japanese teachers Yoshida and Tose

SIFU DAVID KEEGAN

Some of Sifu David Keegan’s teachers and instructors he has attended seminars with, in no particular order…

  • Sifu Steve Rowe 8th Dan (Karate & Tai Chi)
  • Shihan Bernie Blundell 6th Dan (First Jujutsu teacher circa 1959)
  • Kyoshi Reiner Parsons 7th Dan (Goju Ryu Karate) (graded 3rd Dan under)
  • Kyoshi Bob Carruthers 7th Dan (Shotokan Karate) (graded 4th Dan under)
  • Hanshi Keiji Tose 9th Dan Iaido
  • Hanshi Yoshida 8th Dan Iaido
  • Hanshi Hara 8th Dan Iaido
  • Professor Li De Yin (Tai Chi)
  • Several students of Li De Yin (Tai Chi, Hsing-I, Chinese sword)
  • Professor Zhang Xiu Mu (Tai Chi)
  • Hanshi Allan Tattersall 9th Dan (Iaido, Jujutsu)
  • Elizabeth Noissier 6th Dan (Iaido)
  • Rene Tongson 8th Dan (Escrima)
  • Steve Chriscole (Iaido)
Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, master of Feeding Crane

Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, master of Feeding Crane and Karate

RENSHI SIMON KEEGAN

Some of Renshi Simon Keegan’s teachers and instructors he has attended seminars with, in no particular order…

  • Shihan Phil Handyside 8th Dan (Karate) (graded 5th Dan under)
  • Sifu Steve Rowe 8th Dan (Karate & Tai Chi)
  • Hanshi Patrick McCarthy 9th Dan
  • Hanshi Tadanori Nobetsu 9th Dan (Karate)
  • Hanshi Shizuya Sato 10th Dan Jujutsu
  • Hanshi Mitsuhiro Kondo 9th Dan Aikijujutsu
  • Sifu David Keegan
  • Shihan Steve Bullough 8th Dan (graded 1st Dan under)
  • Hanshi Terry Wingrove 9th Dan
  • Shihan Alan Ruddock 6th Dan
  • Shihan Mike Newton 8th Dan
  • Professor Li De Yin (Tai Chi)
  • Several students of Li De Yin (Tai Chi, Hsing-I, Chinese sword)
  • Professor Zhang Xiu Mu (Tai Chi)
  • Hanshi Allan Tattersall 9th Dan (Iaido, Jujutsu)
  • Rene Tongson 8th Dan (Escrima)
  • Kyoshi Reiner Parsons 7th Dan (Goju Ryu Karate) (graded 3rd Dan under)
  • Kyoshi Bob Carruthers 7th Dan (Shotokan Karate) (graded 2nd Dan under)
  • Hanshi Jack Hearn 8th Dan Jujutsu
  • Ray Watts 4th Dan Judo
  • Joe Carslake 10th Dan Jujutsu
  • Bruce Everett Miller
  • Jaimie Lee-Barron 9th Dan Jujutsu (graded 2nd Dan under)
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Bushinkai instructor Kicki Holm 2nd Dan trained and graded under Hirokazu Kanazawa

Simon during his 3rd Dan grading with Reiner Parsons

Simon during his 3rd Dan grading with Reiner Parsons

Mentor: With Shihan Handyside

Mentor: With Shihan Handyside who graded Simon 5th Dan

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Yang style brothers: Sifu Steve Rowe and Sifu David Keegan

Main pic on this story is Simon with Liverpool Karate masters Brian McKinley, Terry O'Neill and Alfie Lewis

Main pic on this story is Simon with Liverpool Karate masters Brian McKinley, Terry O’Neill and Alfie Lewis

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