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Angus Rutherford

Karate Qualifications

Shidoin Title - Shukokai International, October 2016

Sandan (3rd dan) - Karate Kai Scotland - examiners Graham McCann, Derek Spratt, Villy Pettersson, Sandan ratified SKGB

Nidan (2nd dan) - Shukokai International - examiner Shihan Kunio Miyake (Worldwide Chief Instructor), Nidan ratified SKGB

Shodan (1st dan) - IMAF, Kokusai Budoin, 6665 - examiner Sensei Ken Campbell, 5th Dan, (Chief Instructor Mushin Ryu)

Coach Level 2; accredited Tatami Coach (Scottish Karate Governing Body)

Instructor Coaching License A (Shukokai International)

Sports Coaching/Other Qualifications

Enhanced Disclosure Scotland (120100097349643); CRB Checked and disclosed

Instructors Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance (£10m); First Aid Qualified; 

Sports Coach UK - Gold Member (M305264) - (Safeguarding & Protecting Children (1 & 2); Coaching Children & young People; Coaching Developing Performers, Disability Inclusion, Analysing Your Coaching)    

Hatton Academy Certified Elite Instructor - (Boxing Fitness, accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals, ActiveIQ, CIMSPA and the British Boxing Board of Control) - 2019

Keysi Urban Method Workshop (Justo Dieguez) - 2018                    


Angus' chief aim is to practice for life and to pass on the benefits and traditions of the art to all his students. His maxim is "Karate is for all of life” and believes that the principle aim of Karate is for the improvement of the self, whilst assisting others to realise their goals. He is a traditional stylist and promotes both sport and self defence aspects whilst maintaining the development of individual and health aspects to be most important. He strives for continuous improvement for both Karate and coaching and attends several Karate/martial arts courses as well as Sport Scotland coaching courses every year.


Angus Rutherford, is a 3rd Dan Shukokai Karate practitioner and started martial arts training in 1984 and has been running the Edinburgh Karate Academy since 2000.  His principal teachers have been Colin Farmer, Ken Campbell & currently Graham McCann is his chief instructor and mentor. In addition to Shukokai Angus has also trained for many years in Sankukai and a few years in Kyokoshinkai, Shotokai, & Tai Chi. He has cross trained (keeping his base firmly Shukokai Karate) in JKD Concepts/Kali/Escrima/Keysi &  personal protection. Angus has competed in national Karate competitions.

Over the years we have been fortunate to attend world class courses with Shihan Miyake, Shihan Tomiyama, Doshu Nanbu, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Kancho Kanazawa, Sensei Murakami, Sensei Lefevre, Sensei Mottram, Sensei Fullerton, Sensei Campbell, Sensei McCann, Sensei Morton, Sensei Barlow, Sensei Miller (Kali), Justo Dieguez (Keysi), Kaicho Amor (Kempo), Jeff Bleathman (4D Combat), Kevin Wright (Hatton Boxing)