Philip Albert Timothy 7th Dan

I was born in 1956 in a small village in Dominica in the West Indies and moved to England in 1965. At age 16, in 1972, I was invited to the Red Sun Karate Club, where my karate journey began. I later joined Preston Karate Club under Sensei Andy Sherry.

I took my 1st Dan with Sensei Keinosuke Enoeda, 8th Dan in 1976 (The Japan Karate Association).

In 1980, I achieved my 2nd Dan with Sensei B. Constance, 5th Dan, whom I also took my 3rd Dan with in 1986 (British Karate Association).

In 1992, I took my 4th Dan with Sensei Phil Handyside, 8th Dan (Shobukan Karate Association) and in 2004 I took my 5th Dan with Sensei Charles Gidley, 9th Dan (British Shotokan Kyogi).

I achieved my 6th Dan in 2010 with Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya, 9th Dan (The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation).

Currently, I hold Examiner, Instructor, Kata and Kumite Judge licences, authorised by Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya of WSKF.

I won gold medals in kumite at the 2001 British Shotokan Karate Association Championship in Blackpool, the 2002 Funakoshi Shotokan tournament in Las Vegas, and the 2004 European Shotokan Challenge Cup in Holland.

In 2006, at The JSKA World Shotokan Karate Championships in New York. I competed in two events, winning a gold medal in kumite and a bronze medal in the showcase event.

I currently run one club, Preston Shotokan Karate Club, with 15 students, including 6 black belts. In 2020, the club joined WSKF England, led by Sensei Tomiko Mitsuoka, 8th Dan and Sensei Hotoshi Kasuya, 9th Dan. I am also currently setting up another club in the same area. I look forward to having the opportunity for my clubs to grow and participate in WSKF events.