Sensei Keith Bishop - 6th Dan

Keith Bishop is a 6th Dan Karate instructor. He began his Goju Ryu Karate training in 1986 at Chelmsford, Essex, under Sensei Gary Webber. The club was later taken over by Sensei Kevin Nason. At this time they were members of the IOGKF, training under Shihan Morio Higaonna, Shihan James Rousseau, Sensei Len Sim and Sensei George Andrews. In 1991 while still with the IOGKF he gained his Shodan.

In 1993 Shihan James Rousseau and Sensei Len Sim formed Goju-Ryu Karate-Do International (GKI) both Sensei Kevin Nason and Sensei Keith Bishop joined them.

In 1997 he opened a Karate club in Chelmsford that is now situated in North Avenue, Chelmsford, where he teaches children and adults. He is assisted by Sensei’s Chris Clayton (3rd Dan) Paula Brooks (2nd Dan children’s welfare officer).

About Us

We practise traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu, which focuses on effective close-quarters fighting. We enjoy tournaments, but believe that the true heart of karate is self defence.

Our instructors include Police Officers who have used their skills on the streets many times.

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  • Training Update

    Unfortunately due to the national lockdown coming into affect on Thursday 5th November both North Avenue and Keene Hall Dojo's have closed its doors and hope to reopen in December. In its place we will be running training sessions online through Zoom. If you are interested in joining get in contact with us or reach out to the clubs Welfare Officer.

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