Instructor Profiles

Tino Zagra
Chief Instructor
Founder
Finance

Kaz Maj
Assistant Chief Instructor
Events Coordinator
Founder
Health & Safety
Finance

Julie Shepherd
Secretary & Finance
Coordinator to M.S.K.F
Child Protection Officer
Licence Officer

Ivor Newton
Web Master
Form Designer
Press Coordinator
Email: ivornewton@googlemail.com

Peter Stevenson
Fire Safety Officer

J. Shepherd is the appointed coordinator to the parent association (MSKF), however all other officials have a duty to support and to constantly update their Personnel Development Log in line with the documentation listed on the MSKF Web site: www.mskf@mskf.co.uk

Tino Zagra

Tino Zagra

Grade: 5th Dan Black Belt

Position: M.S.K.F Senior Instructor

Year Training: 46 Years to date (2010)

Started training in 1964 under senior instructor David Dewhurst

Opened club in Brereton in 1968
Joined B.S.K.A in 1971 training under Garry Butler
1st Dan black belt on 14th December 1986
2nd Dan black belt on 8th April 1990
Went to America and trained with sensi Macaronie (8th Dan). On return to England trained in weapons in London under John Pain and Julian Mead
3rd Dan black belt on 12 November 1992
4th Dan black belt on 16th March 2004
5th Dan black belt on 14th November 2009
Joined M.S.K.F in April 2004

Kaz Maj

Kaz Maj

Grade: 5th Dan Black Belt

Position: M.S.K.F Senior Instructor

Year Training: 46 Years to date (2010)

Started training in 1964 under senior instructor David Dewhurst

Joined B.S.K.A in 1971 training under Garry Butler
1st Dan black belt on 14th December 1986
2nd Dan black belt on 8th April 1990
Took over as senior instructor of Rugeley club in 1990
Trained in weapons in London under Join Pain and Julian Mead
3rd Dan black belt on 29th November 1992
4th Dan black belt on 16th March 2004
5th Dan black belt on 14th November 2009
Joined M.S.K.F in April 2004

Ivor Newton

Ivor Newton

Grade: 4th Dan Black Belt

Position: M.S.K.F Instructor

Years Training: 22 Years to date (2010)

Started training in 1988 under the instructions of Sensei Gary Butler

Joined B.S.K.A in 1998 and have achived the following grades:
5th Kyu on 19th July 1991 (BSKA Rugeley Club)
4th Kyu on 5th July 1992 (BSKA Rugeley Club)
3rd Kyu on 7th November 1992 (BSKA Rugeley Club)
2nd Kyu on 3rd March 1994 (BSKA Rugeley Club)
1st Kyu on 4th May 1995 (BSKA Rugeley Club)
1st Dan black belt on 3rd October 1996 (BSKA Rugeley Club)
2nd Dan black belt on 21 January 2000 (Rugeley & Armitage Club)
3rd Dan black belt on 7th July 2005 (Lea Hall Shotokan Karate Association)
Joined M.S.K.F in April 2004
4th Dan black belt on 3rd May 2012 (Lea Hall Shotokan Karate Association)

Julie Shepherd

Julie Shepherd

Grade: 3rd Dan Black Belt

Position: M.S.K.F Instructor

Years Training: 37 Years to date (2010)

Started traing in 1973 under the instruction of Dave Dewhurst and have achived the following grades:

7th Kyu on 19th May 1974 (Dave Dewhurst)
6th Kyu on 19th Nov 1974 (Dave Dewhurst)
5th Kyu on 7th Sept 1975 (Dave Dewhurst)
4th Kyu on 5th June 1986 (Dave Dewhurst)
Temp 3rd Kyu on 5th March 1987 (B.S.K.A)
3rd Kyu on 3rd Dec 1987 (B.S.K.A)
Temp 2nd Kyu on 5th July 1988 (B.S.K.A)
Temp 1st Kyu on 7th May 1989 (B.S.K.A)
1st Dan on 8th April 1990 (B.S.K.A)
2nd Dan on 21st Jan 2000 (Rugeley & Armitage Club)
3rd Dan on 7th July 2005 (Lea Hall Shotokan Karate Association)
Joined M.S.K.F in April 2004

Alex Willetts

Alex Willetts

Grade: 1st Dan Black Belt

Position: M.S.K.F Junior Instructor

Years Training: 7 Years to date (2010)

Started traing in 2003 under the instruction of Tino Zagra and have achieved the following grades:

8th Kyu on 8th July 2004
7th Kyu on 15th March 2005
Temp 5th Kyu on 29th September 2005
Temp 4th Kyu on 28th February 2006
4th Kyu on 26th September 2006
3rd Kyu on 22nd May 2007
2nd Kyu on 8th November 2007
Temp 1st Kyu on 27th November 2008
1st Kyu on 23rd July 2009
1st Dan on 25th March 2010

Peter Stevenson

Peter Stevenson

Grade: 1st Dan Black Belt

Position: M.S.K.F Instructor

Years Training: 6 Years to date (2011)

Started traing in 2005 under the instruction of Tino Zagra and have achieved the following grades:

Temp 7th Kyu on 02nd March 2006
6th Kyu on 26th Sept 2006
5th Kyu on 24th March 2007
4th Kyu on 08th Nov 2007
3rd Kyu on 03rd June 2008
Temp 2nd Kyu on 27th Nov 2008
Temp 1st Kyu on 23rd July 2009
1st Kyu on 25th March 2010
1st Dan on 07th July 2011