Paul Herbert (karate champion)

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Paul Herbert
Born 1974
South London, United Kingdom
Residence United Kingdom Rochester, Kent, UK
Style Shotokan Karate,
Teacher(s) Keinosuke Enoeda, Dave Hazard
Rank 5th Dan karate

Paul Herbert (born 1974) is an English martial arts instructor and champion in Shōbu Ippon competition. He has won titles in national and international competition in both kata and kumite.[1]

He began martial arts training in 1984 and in 1989 was graded to 1st dan. He ratified this rank with the JKA in 1995 with Keinosuke Enoeda (9th dan). Enoeda also graded him to 2nd and 3rd dan in 1996 and 1999 respectively. In 2003 he was graded to 4th dan. In 2008 he was promoted to 5th dan by Dave Hazard.

In 2005 Herbert founded the International Shotokan Training Camp in Rouen.[2] He teaches at the Kiryoku dojo in Dartford.[3] Since 2004 he has taught at Hazard's Academy of Shotokan Karate.[4]


  1. ^ Amos, Sarah (2006). "Interview with Sensei Paul Herbert". The Shotokan Way. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ Dunn, Terry. "3-Day Shotokan Gasshuku 2006 – Rouen, France". The Shotokan Way. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Chief Instructor Paul Herbert, 5th dan". Kiryoku Shotokan. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  4. ^ "ASK - Academy of Shotokan Karate - Sensei - Paul Herbert 5th Dan". 

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