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Sensei Katie Simpson

Sensei Katie's Karate CV

World and European Titles 

Kimura Shukokai International World Ladies Kata Champion 2016

Kimura Shukokai International World Junior Kumite Champion 2004 

Kimura Shukokai International European Ladies Kata Champion 2013 & 2015


Training 

Started training in Kimura Shukokai Karate 1995.

Chief Instructor of the Shukokai Karate Academy (SKA) England, October 2018-present. 


Dan Grading

Graded 1st Dan Black Belt by  E Daniels October 2001

Graded 2nd Dan Black Belt by E Daniels March 2004

Graded 3rd Dan Black Belt by  E Daniels October 2008

Graded 4th Dan Black Belt by E. Daniels October 2014 


Shukokai National Squad

Trained with the Shukokai National Squad since September 1999 to October 2018.

Trained and coached with the SKA England National Squad 2018-Present


Championship Results

1998

London and Kent Junior Kumite 1st

1999

Kimura Cup Girls Kumite 1st

2000

Shukokai National Championships, Girls Kumite, 2nd 

Shukokai National Championships, Junior Grade Kata, 3rd

 Kimura Cup, Girls Kumite, 3rd

London and Kent Open, Ladies Kumite, 1st

Kimura Shukokai International , World Championships (Germany)

2001

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championship (Portugal), Girls Kumite, 3rd.

SKF Kimura Cup Girls Kumite 1st

London and Kent Ladies Kumite 2nd

2002

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (England), Girls Kumite, 2nd.

Great Britain - United Styles Association, Girls team Kumite, 1st.

London and Kent Open, Ladies Kumite, 1st.

London and Kent Open, Mixed Kata, 2nd

Kimura Cup, Girls Kumite, 3rd

London and Kent, Student's Student of the Year Award 2002

2003

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Germany), Girls Kumite, 1st

Great Britain - British All Styles, Girls Kumite, 3rd

London and Kent Open, Ladies Kumite, 1st.

London and Kent Open, Mixed Kata, 3rd

Maidstone under 17 Youth Sports Achievement Award 2nd place 2003

Kimura Cup Girls Kumite 1st

London and Kent Student's Student of the Year Award 2003

2004

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (South Africa), Girls Kumite, 1st

Shukokai National Championships, Girls Kumite, 2nd

Kimura Cup, Ladies Senior Kumite, 2nd

Kimura Cup, adult senior team Kata, 3rd

2005

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Estonia),Girls Kumite, 1st

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Estonia), Ladies Team Kumite, 1st

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kumite, 1st

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kumite, 2nd

London and Kent Open, Senior Kata, 1st

2006

Kobe Osaka England, Ladies Open Kumite, 1st

Kobe Osaka England, Adult Open Kata, 1st

Kimura Cup, Ladies Open Kumite, 3rd

Kimura Cup, Ladies Black Belt Kata, 3rd.

2007

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Sweden), Ladies Kumite, 2nd.

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Sweden), Ladies Under 21 Kata, 2nd.

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Sweden), Ladies Team Kumite, 1st

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Open Kumite, 1st

Kimura Cup Ladies Kumite 2nd

Kimura Cup Ladies Kata 3rd

2008

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Switzerland), Ladies Kumite, 3rd

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Switzerland), Ladies Team Kumite, 2nd

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Switzerland), Ladies Team Kata, 2nd

Shukokai National Championships Ladies Kata, 3rd 

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kumite, 2nd 

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kata, 1st

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kumite, 1st

Presented with the Kimura Cup 2008 

2009

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kumite, 2nd 

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kata, 3rd

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Germany), Ladies Kumite 2nd 

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Germany), Ladies Team Kumite, 1st

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Germany), Ladies Team Kata 1st

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kata, 3rd

2010

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kata, 1st 

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Portugal), Ladies 65+kg Kumite, 2nd

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Portugal), Ladies Team Kata, 2nd  

Kimura Cup, Ladies Black Belt Kata, 1st

Kimura Cup, Ladies Black Belt Kumite, 1st

Presented with the Kimura Cup 2010

2011

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Adult Black Black Belt Kata, 1st place 

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kumite, 1st place

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Adult Team Kata, 1st place (with Sammy Riddell and Elle Osborne)

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships, Ladies Kata, 2nd Place

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships, Ladies Team Kumite, 2nd Place

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships, Ladies 60+kg, 3rd Place

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships, Team Kata, 3rd Place

Kimura Cup, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 2nd place

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kumite, 3rd place

Kimura Cup, Mixed Team Kata, 3rd place

2012

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 2nd Place

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kumite, 2nd place

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Adult Team Kata, 2nd place (with Sammy Riddell and Elle Osborne)

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (USA), Ladies Individual Kata, 2nd 

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (USA), Ladies Individual Kumite, 3rd  

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (USA), Ladies Team Kata, 3rd

2013 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 2nd Place 

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Kumite, 2nd Place

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Finland), Ladies Individual Kata, 1st

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Finland), Team Kata, 1st

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Finland), Team Kumite, 1st

Kimura Cup, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 1st place

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kumite, 3rd place

Kimura Cup, Mixed Team Kata, 2nd place

Kimura Cup, Mixed Team Kumite, 3rd Place 

Shukokai HQ Open, Ladies Super League, 1st 

2014

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Team Kumite, 3rd 

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Sun City, South Africa), Ladies Individual Kata, 3rd

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Sun City, South Africa) Ladies Individual Kumite 3rd Place

Kimura Cup, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 1st 

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kumite, 2nd Place

Kimura Cup, Mixed Team Kumite, 2nd Place

Shukokai HQ Open, Ladies Super League, 2nd Place

2015

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Individual Kumite, 1st 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Team Kata, 1st 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Team Kumite, 1st 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 2nd  

Midlands Open Championship, Ladies Super League Kumite, 1st 

 Kimura Cup, Mixed Team Kata, 1st

Kimura Cup, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 2nd 

Kimura Cup, Ladies Kumite, 2nd 

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Switzerland), Ladies Kata, 1st 

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Switzerland), Ladies Team Kata, 2nd 

Kimura Shukokai International, European Championships (Switzerland), Ladies Team Kumite, 2nd  

2016

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Senior Kumite, 1st 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Team Kata, 2nd 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 3rd 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Team Kumite, 3rd  

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Germany), Ladies Kata, 1st 

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Germany), Ladies Team Kata, 2nd 

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships (Germany), Ladies Team Kumite, 2nd 

2017

Shukokai National Championships, Ladies Senior Kumite, 1st 

Shukokai National Championships,Mixed Team Kata, 2nd 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Black Belt Kata, 3rd 

Shukokai National Championships, Mixed Team Kumite, 3rd 

Shukokai Midlands Open, Ladies Super League Champion, 1st 

2018

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships, Ladies Kumite -65kg, 3rd

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships Ladies Kata,3rd

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships Ladies Team Kata, 3rd

Kimura Shukokai International, World Championships Ladies Kumite, 3rd

Elite Karate Championships, Ladies Kumite, 1st  

2019

UK Open Championships, Ladies Kumite, 1st

UK Open Championships, Ladies Kata, 2nd 

KDF Open Championships, Ladies Open Kumite 1st

CHKA Open Championships, Ladies +30yrs Kumite, 1st

CHKA Open Championships, Ladies +60kg Kumite, 3rd


Major Courses Attended

Autumn 3 day Shukokai Course 1999- 2018

Spring 3 day Shukokai Course 1999-2018

Gloucester 2 day Shukokai Course 2005 and 2006

London Shukokai Course 2003/2004

Kent Karate Course 2007, 2011 and 2012

WCIC - New York 2008

WCIC - Germany 2014

WCIC - Portugal 2016

WCIC  - Germany 2017

WCIC - England 2018


Ultimate Karate Fighters Bootcamp, Canterbury University, 31st-2nd August 2015. With Wayne Otto, Alex Biamonti, Elisa Au Fonseca, Greg Francis, Albert Forsyth and Tarek Amin.


World Chief Instructors Gashuku: Germany 2000, Portugal 2001, England 2002, Germany 2003, South Africa 2004, Estonia 2005, Sweden 2007, Switzerland 2008 & 2015, Germany 2009, Portugal 2010, England 2011, USA 2012, Finland 2013, South Africa 2014, Switzerland 2015, Germany 2016, Sweden 2018.


Champs Camp 2019 - Leonie Kersley, Greg Francis, Joe Kelleway, John Gardiner, Franck Allai, Terry Daly. 


Paul Campbell's, Wayne Otto and Greg Francis Course 2019. 


A word from Sensei Katie

“Struggle is what breeds success, give up and you will never know. Possible is always reachable with a strong and hungry mindset”.


Karate for me is a life long commitment. I have dedicated nearly all of my life to the art of Karate. I enjoy competition and have had great success over the years, however, my favorite part is teaching, teaching students of all ages to be better than they were before, to see them progress and enjoy themselves along the way is what counts. 


Karate teaches discipline, respect, ethos, good attitude, determination, and dedication. I feel that over the years I have been able to pass these traits onto my students, along with loyalty and pride in what they do.  At the SKA we are hardworking and  this is plain to see in the quality of our students produced year after year. 


My passion is clear to see, I live for my students and encourage them to fulfill their potential.  Through the love of the Martial Art, I along with my father, are carving out a new and exciting World of Shukokai Karate. 


We hope that you will join us on our journey...


Sensei Katie Simpson 

4th Dan Black Belt