Simon Keegan Martial Arts CV

SIMON KEEGAN 5TH DAN RENSHI
Chief Instructor:  Bushinkai Academy
Headteacher:  Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu (8th generation: Sakugawa Ryu)
Senior International Instructor: Karate, Jujutsu and Tai Chi

Senior International instructor Simon Keegan 5th Dan

Simon Keegan 5th Dan. Karate and Jujutsu headteacher

Current positions held:

Chief Instructor: Bushinkai Academy
World President: Bushinkai International, International Toshu Jutsu Federation
International Director: British Jujutsu Federation, United Kingdom Budo Federation
Instructor: Kokusai Budoin UK
Instructor: Shikon
Guardian: Martial Arts Guardian

Previous positions held:

Founder member: English Karate Federation
Founding director/chairman: The Empire Martial Arts Association
Regional Director: Kokusai Budoin Japan
Member: International Ju Jitsu Federation, Karate Jutsu International
Member: English Karate Governing Body (EKGB)

Fumio Demura 9th Dan, Simon Keegan 5th Dan

Fumio Demura 9th Dan, Simon Keegan 5th Dan

Current grades held:

Shikon (Karate England, BCCMA, IKU, IWF, Masa):

– 5th Dan Shobukan Karate (awarded 2012)
– 4th Dan Jujutsu (awarded 2007)
– 2nd Duan Taiji Quan (awarded 2011)

Bushinkai chief instructor Simon with his 2nd Dan in IMAF in Kanazawa Hanshi's Shotokan division in 2003

Bushinkai chief instructor Simon with his 2nd Dan Kokusai Budoin in 2003

Kokusai Budoin UK:

– 5th Dan Karatedo (Hirokazu Kanazawa’s Shotokan division, awarded 2012)
– 2nd Dan Nihon Jujutsu (Shizuya Sato’s Nihon Jujutsu division, awarded 2002)

Other grades and those superceded by the above:

– 2nd Dan Judo (awarded 2011, European Jujutsu Union)
– 3rd Dan Nisseikai Karate (awarded 2005, Kokusai Budoin Japan)
– 2nd Dan Ryukyu Kempo Karate Jutsu (awarded 2004, FEKO)
– 2nd Dan Shotokan Karate (awarded 2002)
– 2nd Dan Jujutsu (awarded 2002)
– 1st Dan Bushido/Karate (awarded 1999)

Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, (9th Dan Karate) chief director of Kokusai Budoin

Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, (9th Dan Karate) chief director of Kokusai Budoin and head of Nisseikai in which Simon holds 3rd Dan

Gradings taken on the mat and examined by whom:

5th Dan Karate (graded by Shihan Handyside 8th Dan)
Renshi Karate/Jujutsu (awarded after 4th Dan by Shihan C Hutchinson 6th Dan)
3rd Dan Karate (graded by Kyoshi Parsons 7th Dan)
2nd Dan Shotokan Karate (graded by Kyoshi Carruthers 7th Dan)
2nd Dan Jujutsu (graded by Hanshi J Lee-Barron 8th Dan)
1st Dan Bushido/Karate (graded by Sensei Bullough)
All grades from 9th Kyu – 1st Kyu (graded by Sensei Bullough)

Shizuya Sato, 10th Dan Nihon Jujutsu and chief director of Kokusai Budoin trained with Ohtsuka Sensei

Shizuya Sato, 10th Dan Nihon Jujutsu and chief director of Kokusai Budoin

Notable essays published:

The Lost Book of Kushanku

What did Sokon Matsumura actually teach?

The Lost Master: Anko Azato

Bushinkai's Karate method Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu featured in Martial Arts Illustrated magazine

Bushinkai’s Karate method Hakuda Kempo Toshu Jutsu featured in Martial Arts Illustrated magazine

Martial Arts articles published in:

  • Martial Arts Guardian
  • Traditional Karate
  • Martial Arts Illustrated
  • Daily Mirror
  • Salford Advertiser
  • Prestwich Advertiser
  • Tameside Advertiser
  • Women’s Fitness
  • The Big Issue
  • Daily Star
  • Daily Express
  • Police News
  • Police Guardian

Club memberships as a student:

Karate/Jujutsu

Shobukan Karate Organisation (2012-present)
Seiki Juku Shotokan Karate (2001-2012)
Kiai Yamabushi Ryu (2000-2003)
Bushido Academy (1995-2001)

Tai Chi

Metal Tiger Taiji Academy (2007-present)
BLJ Chinese Martial Arts (1998-2007)

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