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David Henderson


Hawks Karate have been established since 1982. We have a great reputation for looking after and protecting our members.  We are affiliated to Shi Kon Martial Arts and have access to The Martial Arts Standard Agency, British Council for Chinese Martial Arts, Criminal Record Bureau City and Guilds.


For those who wish to peruse an interest in Karate  Do, one to one lessons are available in the purpose built Dojo or arrangements can be made for private lessons at your home AM-PM, your training can be customised to fit your individual needs. 

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Our Chief instructor is Sensei David Henderson was born 4th January 1950,i n Dartford Kent, but spent his early years in Keighley West Yorkshire . His first taste of martial arts was in 1967 AKIDO training with his father Obtaining the rank of 3rd Kyu, unfortunately our instructor emigrated to Australia. Sensei took up SHUKOKAI Karate international SKI chief instructor Roy Stanhope, the national coach for England, during  his time with SKI was Graded to 1st Kyu. In 1980,we moved to Borehamwood and became Caretaker of then Nicholas hawksmoor school it was during this period became interested in Shotokan Karate. His first club at that time was Torra Karate under the umbrella of Bukonkai Shotokan Karate international under the late Colin Williams. It was not long Before He joined  Malcom Phips together with his son Nigel and daughter Vicky. The association was Amateur Shotokan Association (ASKA) under B.Sahans 

Jack Warner. Vicky  went on to become British under 16 Kata champion 1985. Malcom Phips decided to start his own association we decided to move on and joined Shotokan Karate of Great Britain (SKGB) under Jim Edwards, of the 4 years with Jim Sensei Henderson sat on the executive committee, during  his time with (SKGB) even went on to Qualify at the age of 39 for a medal in kata coming 6th place DEN HAAG open Nederrlands  Karate camp 1989. In 1992 we moved on to then Shi-Kon Karate Kai. founder member and chairman Steve Roe to present . Hawks Karate Do (HKD) was founded by D.K.Henderson in 1982.

Grading's   Sho- Dan Nov 1984 (ASKA)

                    Ni- Dan Nov 1986 (SKGB)

                    San- Dan Nov 1989 (SKGB)

                    Yon- Dan  Nov 1993(Shi-Kon)

                    Go- Dan Jan 1999 (Shi-Kon)

                    Rokku-Dan Feb 2005(Shi-Kon) Awarded.

                    Official Referee - Sept 1993 (Shi-Kon Budo Kai)

Official adviser the production team on Big Brother. Also Demonstrated and Officiated

the team kata for the Karate taskand board braking.