The following are Senior Instructors, all of whom hold posts of importance within our organisation.
Roy Stanhope 9th Dan
Roy Stanhope Black Belt 9th Dan is our chairman with over forty years experience. Sensei Stanhope has a vast knowledge of many major styles of Karate, a pre-requisite for running a multi-style Organisation such as the United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation. He holds Dan grades in Shukokai, Shotokan and Wado Ryu. In the past he has represented Great Britain at international level and has also held the prestigious posts of England Team Manager and British Team Coach.
In addition to holding the position of chairman of the United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation, Mr Stanhope is also chairman of the United Kingdom Martial Arts Federation and president of the World Union of Karate Associations.
Phil Mead 8th Dan
Phil Mead's background is unique. He began his Martial Arts career in 1959 studying Judo and Jujutsu with L. Judd. Since that time, he has studied and practiced a plethora of different systems specialising in the Internal Chinese Arts.
He holds Dan grades in 14 separate systems, including a Grandmaster's grade in the internal art of Chiang Shou. His system also encompasses Kempo, Shotokan, Wado Ryu, Tae Kwon Do and many other Chinese styles, including the Martial Art of Bimba style Capoeira (1972).
Kevin Barlow 7th Dan
Kevin has been practicing Karate since 1974 and has competed in many national and international tournaments in both Kata and Kumite. A practitioner of Shukokai Karate who trains and teaches daily. Kevin has now retired from competition in order that he can manage the National Kumite Squad. Kevin is a qualified judge, referee and Dan Grading Examiner and has also been awarded the role of a Coaching Assessment Officer.
John Anderson 6th Dan
John is a 5th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and a Level 3 coach. In the past he has studied other styles e.g. Wado-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, Freestyle, TKD, Aikido, Hapkido, Kickboxing and has trained under JKA instructors, M Kawazoe and K Enoeda. He is a Dan Grade Examiner and is renowned for his direct no nonsense approach to both Kumite and Kata, and consistently produces many champions in the Associations Scottish Championships. John currently holds the position of the Associations UK Director of Coaching.
Mike Tattersall 6th Dan
Michael started Shukokai Karate in 1983 at the age of 10, and obtained his Black Belt at the age of 14. He started his own club at 17, and now runs 3 clubs, teaching almost every day. He joined UKASKO in 1993 and has been a regular member of UKASKO England Team since 1997. Michael has competed at all levels in both Kata and Kumite since the age of 10, and still does. A couple of competition highlights have been winning the UKASKO National Championships in 1998 and coming second in the English Karate Governing Body (EKGB) National Championships in 2004.
Michael was awarded his 5th Dan in 2004 at the age of 31 making him one of the youngest Karate-Ka in the country to achieve this. He is also a qualified Dan Grading Officer.
Gareth Edwards 6th Dan
Gareth, together with his wife Meriel 3rd Dan run the Zanshin group of Karate clubs in North Wales. Gareth teaches Shukokai Karate and his specialties include impact training (pad work) and one step sparring/self-defence. He is fully bilingual and speaks Welsh as his first language.
Gareth is the Wales' highest graded Shukokai Karate Instructor, he holds a level 2 coaching qualification with UKASKO and is the association's Chief Grading Officer for North Wales.
Gareth has been a member of United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation (UKASKO) since 1993 and in this time has taught over 30 students to Black Belt or higher. He has officiated as chief referee for the Welsh National Karate Tournaments before joining UKSAKO.
In his life outside of karate, Gareth runs the official web site for the Royal Town of Caernarfon. He has been a community member governor at the largest primary school in Gwynedd – Ysgol Yr Hendre School since 2004. - He was awarded his 6th Dan from Shihan Roy Stanhope 9th Dan in October 2011.
Julius Manyoni 6th Dan
Julius Manyoni 6th Dan started Martial Arts training back in 1978 in Lau Gar Kung Fu. At University of Sussex Julius joined a Wado Ryu Karate class and found his passion for the style. Before graduating he started his own Club at Cox Lane, West Ewell and called it Epsom & Ewell Karate Club after joining UKASKO in 1987 as a brown belt now teaching Freestyle Karate. Later that year he gained his first Dan under Shihan Stanhope and Julius has never looked back. All his Dan gradings were under Shihan Stanhope, including all his students. Julius was awarded 5th Dan by Shihan Stanhope in 2007, and has won top ten instructors award for several years.
With a series of competition successes including UKASKO National Champion 1997 and UKASKO international for several years, he was appointed UKASKO Southern Area Coach in 1992 and position he held for 5years and then re- appointed in 2009.
Fred Bateman 5th Dan
Fred is 5th Dan Black Belt in Karate, 4th Dan in Matayoshi Kobudo (weapons), and a 1st Dan in Kickboxing. He has trained in Aikido, Ninjutsu and Iaido (sword art). A very experienced Martial Artist who has spent time and graded in Okinawa and Japan under the tutelage of Kaicho Takiashi Kinjo (10th Dan) and Mikio Nishiuchi (7th Dan). Fred has competed with the UKASKO's international squad, and is the Associations former Chief Referee. He has been a well respected Kumite and Kata Referee for the English Karate Governing Body (EKGB)
Neil Kenyon 4th Dan
Neil began training in 1980 after years of amateur boxing, and has now been practising Shukokai karate for over 30 years. During this time Neil has competed at Club, National, International levels wining many titles in the men's Junior/ senior heavy weight division. Neil has also been a member of the UKASKO England Kumite Squad and has been capped many times. Neil has now retired from competitive Karate.
Neil is a UKASKO qualified Level two coach, Judge, referee & grading examiner. He is the Chief Referee for UKASKO/UKMAF and develops newly qualified referees for the association. Over the years Neil has trained with many top karate instructors, most recently Kunio Miyake 8th dan and Keiji Tomiyama 7th dan.
Neil has now devoted his time to teaching Shukokai Karate and teaches self defence techniques at University in Manchester and in Warrington.
All of these senior instructors have many years of experience in their chosen disciplines and are available for seminars and courses. For more details, contact the Office here. If you would like more information about joining the United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation, please contact us: