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Paul Simmons
MSc, BSc, CSCS, ACSM cert, MAAF 5th Dan

Paul SimmonsPaul started martial arts in 1985 in Judo and three years later started Karate in Lewes, Sussex.

In 1991 Paul graded to his 1st Dan in Wado-Ryu Karate under Sensei Chris Kent in Brighton. He travelled up to London, training with Sensei Ian Cuthbert of Shi-kon after becoming part of the first Shi-kon team under Geoff Thompson MBE.

From 1992 to 1999 Paul fought 28 times for England and Gt.Britain winning English, British, UK Grandslam titles and International medals.

Paul has coached and trained over 45 different athletes to English, British and International medals at all ages with students competing for England Teams at WKF European and World Championships. His first English medalists in 1992. Medalist and champions in single and multi style WKF, WIKF and KOI.

Paul has been an Association coach since 2000 and toped the medals table at both BKF British U18 Championships and Senior English International Open. He was the EKGB, Karate England and EKF Southern Regional/Head coach for over a seven and half year period, winning five National Regional Team titles and two Semi-final places at WKF European Regional Team Championships.

He has taught and coached light and full contact Kickboxing since 1998 and has had amateur medalist and champions at European and World championships at Junior and Senior under ISKA, ICO, WAKO, BIKMA and BIMAF.

Many years were spent training under, competing and coaching alongside many of Britain's top Karateka. In 2003, Paul was selected by Sensei Tatsuo Suzuki to demonstrate at his 75th Birthday in Tokyo, Japan.

Paul background in the physiology and S&C has seen him conduct and present research at BASES and International conferences in WKF Karate and Full contact Karate (Kickboxing). He has been a columnist for 'Traditional Karate' and 'Fighters' Magazine and Senior tutor for Sports Coach UK.

Paul now runs Frontier Karate Association and still works in performance as a certified exercise physiologist and S&C coach.

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