Lowestoft for the Kenshin Open

Lowestoft for the Kenshin Open A small squad travelled to Lowestoft for the Kenshin Open and ...

Portugal International WKF Event + Irish

Portugal International WKF Event The mens squad was invited to Portugal to take part in an Inter...

British International Karate Open 2016


Donegal Event

UKF INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS , DONEGAL 2017 The 57 seater bus was waiting for the Karate Englan...

  • Lowestoft for the Kenshin Open

  • Portugal International WKF Event + Irish

  • British International Karate Open 2016

  • Donegal Event

Board of Directors
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Abdu Shaher - KSE President
Karate England Vice-Chairman, Abdu Shaher: Abdu is Chief Instructor of the British Karate Organisation and a former English, British, Commonwealth and World Karate Champion. In 2009 Abdu achieved a BSc Honors degree in Sports Coaching Science from Leeds Met. University. He has successfully operated a number of leisure businesses and currently runs a Dojo in Teesside, where he lives and is the Instructor to Teeside University Karate Club. He was Performance Director for Karate England 2005 and is Head Coach to the current Karate England National squad.


Vice President, Molly Samuel-Leport

Molly is a former member of the (EKGB) Great Britain’s Karate Team. She is Britain’s first female world karate champion; female national coach and has 7 World, 6 Europeans and other major winning international karate titles to her name.  
She was a Board Member of the EKGB (2004 – 2005). She has been featured in a number of media articles and won the Sunday Times International Sports Woman of the Year Award.

Ian Cuthbert - Hon. Sec. & Director of Competitions/Events   

Ian has been a professional Karate Instructor since 1982 , has studied Karate since 1972 , Pilates since 1980 and Chinese Martial Arts since 2000. Passionate about creating a Karate Governing Body that is democratic and fair to all. Has been with Steve Rowe s Shikon as National Coach since 1987 and built one of the most successful competition squads on the circuit.

Victor Charles MBE - KSE Lifetime Honorary President

Vic Charles, MBE started karate in 1973 and went on to become the first karateka to be awarded an MBE for services to karate in 1989. During a career which has spanned almost forty years he won 11 world medals, (7 gold), 13 european medals and 3 european club titles. He was a member of the British mens team which dominated the world championships throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s with five successive world team titles. He founded the British Sport Karate Association in 1986 with clubs in London, Kent and Yorkshire. As an association coach he won numerous national and  3 european club titles. He was appointed English National Coach in 1996 and was the World Class Performance Plan's Technical Manager. He retired from competition in 1990 and from coaching in 2000. He remainsthe  British Sport Karate Association's Chief Instructor.