Vernon Bell

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Vernon Bell
BornVernon Cecil Frederick Bell[1][2]
10 October 1922
Ilford, Essex, England
Died27 February 2004(2004-02-27) (aged 81)
NationalityBritish
StyleKarate, Judo, Jujutsu,
Teacher(s)Henry Plée (Karate)
Kenshiro Abbe (Judo)
Rank10th dan Yoseikan Karate
5th dan Judo
10th dan Jujutsu

Vernon Cecil Frederick Bell (10 October 1922 – 27 February 2004) is often credited as "the father of British karate".[3][4]

Bell was taught karate by Henry Plée and brought karate to Great Britain.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vernon Bell" (PDF). Cyberbudo.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Bell, Vernon Cecil Frederick - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". Oxforddnb.com. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-93505/version/1. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Shotokan Karate Magazine - Shotokan Karate Magazine Issue 79". Shotokanmag.com. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ "NOSTALGIA: Martial artists are fighting fit throughout the decades". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Media - A Brief History of Karate". Englishkaratefederation.com. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  6. ^ Thompson, Chris (20 December 2017). "Black Belt Karate". New Holland Publishers. Retrieved 20 December 2017 – via Google Books.