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Yamashiro Kai joins the Katsu-Mi Kai family

Michelle Field

Penzance based club, Yamashiro Kai, has recently joined the Katsu-Mi Kai Association.

Yamashiro kai Shotokan Karate Club is situated in Penzance, Cornwall. The Club was started in 2005 and was originally a member of S.K.K.I.F. (Shotokan Karate Kanazawa-ryu International Federation) but then moved to The British Karate Association who are affiliated to the English Karate Federation and World Karate Federation.
The Club was formed by three Karateka, Instructor Jamie Pilcher (Shodan) at that time, Martin Bailey 10th kyu and Jeremy Bailey 10th kyu. Jamie started training with Penzance Shotokan Karate Club under Sensei Julian Berry in 1990, the Club then moved to St Ives, a seaside town 15 to 20 Miles away from the original location. He was awarded Shodan in 1993 By the British Karate Association to which the original club was affiliated. After training intermittently between 1995 – 1996 Jamie had to stop training for personal reasons. Wanting to continue his journey in Karate, he planned to start a club of his own in the town where he had originally trained and so “Yamashiro Kai” was born with the help of two willing students. As members of S.K.K.I.F. the club went from strength to strength and in 2007 Jamie was awarded his (Nidan) by Sensei Roger Carpenter 7th Dan. In 2010 Jamie was awarded (Sandan) by the world famous Shotokan Master Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan who has always been, and remains an inspiration to all Shotokan Karateka.
We welcome Sensei Jamie, and all of his fellow members to Katsu-Mi Kai, and we very much look forward to training with you later in the year, oss!