Karate Union of Great Britain

Sensei Bob Rhodes 7th Dan KUGB, is a leading practitioner and teacher of Shotokan karate in Great Britain and Europe.

He was a member of the KUGB national team at the same time as the Great Britain All-Styles National Squad for 8 years. In 1975 he was a member of the kumite squad which achieved first place in the World Championships in California, beating the Japanese team.

For 30 years he has been a coloured belt grading examiner for the KUGB and as of 2004 is a regular teacher and examiner on the KUGB National black belt grading courses.


roundhouse kick to head level
middle level dropping punch with one-finger spear hands

Sensei Rhodes has never put money before the quality of his karate and of his teaching. His good, hard training and creative teaching methods has produced students winning national and international events in both kata and kumite giving credibility to the effectiveness of his teaching.

For over 30 years he was the Chief Instructor at Leeds Karate Club and Leeds University KC where he and the students dominated regional and national competitions for many decades. After a number of years teaching at a club in Torbay, Sensei Rhodes now lives in Towcester, Northants, where he will be teaching on various courses as well as around the country. Sensei Rhodes is available for gradings or courses on any of kata, kata application or kumite. For information email info@BobRhodesKarate.com