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RONNIE COLWELL - SHOTOKAN 9th DAN WUKO

Ronnie Colwell is a recognised 9th Dan in the art of Karate-do and 10th Dan JyuJutsu and has spent a lifetime pursuing knowledge on fighting systems throughout the world. Ronnie's CV is impressive including British military service, professional bodyguard, martial arts instructor to European and Middle Eastern royalty and special forces instruction.

Ronnie started studying the martial systems as a child in Liverpool in the 1940s. With extensive training in Japan, Asia, and across the world Ronnie's experience the Karate at British, European and World level is unmatched.

After extensive time living and training in Japan, Ronnie became one of the founding fathers of both British Karate and British JuJutsu.

He held the post of first chief instructor to the British Ju Justsu Association, the governing body for Ju Jutsu in the UK.

Colwell's life has been spent in the study of the martial systems of Japan. From a young boy in the back streets of Liverpool to today, he has tirelessly devoted himself to pursuing excellence. A renowned International instructor, Colwell has taught throughout the world. He is known as a very direct and straight talking budoka who doesn't suffer fools gladly. In Colwell's own words, "I live my life as I train, always getting straight to the heart of it. Life is too short to waste on superfluous or wasted action. This is as true in the dojo as out of it."

Ronnie has held past executive positions on the various english, british and european governing bodies until "politics broke my heart".

Ronnie is proud to be the President of Sei-Bu-Kan and takes an active role in shaping the direction and standards of the group.

In September 2008 Ronnie was awarded his 9th Dan in Ju Jitsu by the International Ju Jitsu Federation.

He was bestowed the honour of 10th dan in 2011 by the All Japan ju-jitsu world governing body for outstanding contribution in the development of martial arts.

January 2009 Ronnie was appointed as the WUKO British Delegate by President Carlo Henke.

Mr. Ronnie Colwell is currently:

President of the :: JAPAN INSTITUTE :: ( Established 1956 )
Technical Advisor to the : UNITED STATES NATIONAL KARATE ASSOCIATION :
Technical Director : ALL JAPAN JU-JITSU FEDERATION ( AJJF )
Technical Director : EUROPEAN JU-JITSU UNION : ( Original EJJU )
Karate Technical Advisor : Martial Arts Illustrated :
Kobudo Technical Advisor : COMBAT MAGAZINE :

Many Honouree Positions through the five Continents of the World :

President of the: WORLD KOBUKAN FEDERATION : ( WKF )
President of the: KIZUNA : ( KIZUNA KOKUSAI KYOKAI )
Member of the : SHUBUKAN : ( Japan )
Member of the : HONOUR COMMISION of the WORLD UNITED KARATE ORGANIZATION ( WUKO )
President of the : MUSHIN KAI INTERNATIONAL :
President of the : SHOTOKAN KIZUNA KARATE KYOKAI KOKUSAI : ( SKKK )
President of the : TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE ASSOCIATION :
Awarded the : LIVING MARTIAL ART TREASURE AWARD :
President of the : SAI-BU-KAN KYOKAI KOKUSAI :
Recipient of : MANY CIVIC AWARDS :
Recipient of many : HALL OF FAME AWARDS :
President of the : MIYAGI KARATE SCHOOL OF KARATE : ( SOUTHPORT )
President of the : SHOTOKAN KARATE WSCHOOLS OF MALTA :

Sadly Ronnie Colwell passed away in 2015.

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Information given to Adam Carter by Ronnie Colwell - link to BBC article

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