Club History

Sensei Rob kindly provided the following photographs of past Farnborough karateka at various training sessions with senior instructors. We'd very much like to gather more photos like this and pull together a history of Wado-Ryu karate in Farnborough. If you have any photos or information about the club that you think would be interesting please pass on to Rob or Phil.

Here's a very early picture of Sensei Rob with the late Sensei Bill Bishop (6th Dan) who started the first Wado-Ryu karate club in Farnborough. The pictures shows (left to right): Sensei Graham Hopkins; Sensei Bill Bishop; Sensei Rob Windor:

Here's an early picture of: (back row, left to right) Sensei Fumio Sugasawa; Sensei Masafumi Shiomitsu; Grand Master Hironori Ohtsuka II; Sensei Toru Takamizawa; Sensei Yoshihiko Iwasaki; (front row, left to right) Eric Abrams; Sensei Nick Mogridge; Unknown; Sensei Rob Windsor; Sensei Rob Bishop:

Here's a picture of: (back row, left to right) Unkown; Sensei Rob Windsor; Sensei Rob Bishop; Sensei Masafumi Shiomitsu; Grand Master Hironori Ohtsuka II; Sensei Toru Takamizawa; Sensei Graham Hopkins; Unknown; (front row, left to right) Fernando Porras; David Ashford; Sensei Nick Mogridge; Jackie Camfield:

And here's a great picture of Sensei Graham Hopkins and Sensei Rob Windsor which we know is from 8/Nov/95 because the date was printed on the photo:

Here's a great picture of eveyone at the Sho-Bu-Kan club at Farnborough taken on 16/July 2000. Back row (left to right): Steve Bergin, Jerry Leahy, Stella Scott, Chris Taylor-Firth, Ian Millar. Middle row (Left to right): Steve Gittins, David Ashford, Nick Mogridge, Sensei Rob Bishop, Sensei Rob Windsor, Vince Cheng, Ray Ashford. Front row (left to right): Olivia Taylor-Firth, Ross Millar, Lauren Bergin, Christopher Pryor, Neil Bergin, Collette Scott, Alexander Sayers, Matthew Taylor-Firth, Andrew Sayers, Joseph Rust.

Here's a pricture from the same day including mums and dads and hangers on: