Independent Kyokushin Karate Union

IKKU

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Sensei Graham Started training in martial arts back in the late seventies/early eighties and tried Kenpo, taikwondo and Wing Chung amongst other styles before settling into Shotokan. Sensei Graham trained in this style in Cornwall under Sensei Malcolm Phillips of the Seishinkai group achieving his 1st Kyu. He competed in numerous competitions and gained respectable places, the highlight being third place in the South West open in Southampton. Sensei Graham took a break for a few years from Karate to concentrate his efforts on his other great love...Rugby. After moving from the West country to South London he played rugby for Sutton & Epsom RFU and then returned to Karate when his sons took up the art and discovered Kyokushin, where the hard training ethic appealed as it matched and often exceeded his rugby experiences. Graham recently achieved his 3rd Dan.Graham is also a qualified RFU rugby union coach and instructs at the IKKU Phoenix Dojo.

Graham holds the position of Training Officer for the IKKU.