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Shihan Michael Randall

Updated: Dec 21, 2021

A message from Renshi Kidby, June 2020.

I am saddened to have to report that Shihan Mick Randall has passed away in hospital due to pneumonia. 'Mick' has been a personal friend of mine for many years. I first trained with him in Kanazawa's SKI back in the early 1970's. Throughout my karate journey I have continued to train with him firstly quite regularly when in ESKA (now run by Sensei Mike Nursey), then when he ran his own association, SHOTO.

He has been a good friend of CFTS, visiting us to take a course annually until bad health got the better of him. We shall miss him; he is a sad loss to Shotokan and the wider karate family.

'Mick' was a true traditional, one of the first generation of British instructors and a keen follower of Kanazawa Hirokazu. They are now reunited in the dojo in the sky.

Rest in peace Shihan. Oss!

To learn more about Shihan Mick Randall follow the links to Michael Randall and Michael Randall - An Interview.

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