Sensei Frank holds a 4th Dan black-belt in Shotokan karate and began studying karate in 1974 in the UK. He was awarded his 1st Dan in 1980 by the Chief Instructor of the Thames Karate Federation the late Sensei Ray Fuller. His first teacher, Sensei Paul Masters, was the former Chief Instructor of the British Karate Federation and a student of the late Vernon Bell. Widely regarded as the father of modern day karate in Britain, Vernon Bell was the first Briton to be awarded a karate black belt in 1957. A senior student of Sensei Shahab, Sensei Frank is also the Head Instructor of the Shotokan Karate-Do Upper Harbour dojo, based on Herald Island.

Dojo Kun - Seek Perfection of Character

Dojo Kun - Seek Perfection of Character

Dojo Kun - literal translation means "training hall rules". There are five main rules that serve as guiding principles for all who train in the dojo. Although they are usually listed in a set order, no one rule is more important than any other. To emphasise this all five are prefixed with hitotsu and end with koto, which together mean "one point".

One Point! Seek Perfection of Character

Hitotsu! Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto

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Dojo Kun - Be Faithful

Dojo Kun - Be Faithful

Dojo Kun - literal translation means "training hall rules". There are five main rules that serve as guiding principles for all who train in the dojo. Although they are usually listed in a set order, no one rule is more important than any other. To emphasise this all five are prefixed with hitotsu and end with koto, which together mean "one point".

One Point! Be Faithful

Hitotsu! Makato no michi o mamoru koto.

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Dojo Kun - Endeavour

Dojo Kun - Endeavour

Dojo Kun - literal translation means "training hall rules". There are five main rules that serve as guiding principles for all who train in the dojo. Although they are usually listed in a set order, no one rule is more important than any other. To emphasise this all five are prefixed with hitotsu and end with koto, which together means "one point".

One Point! Endeavour

Hitotsu! Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto

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Dojo Kun - Respect Others

Dojo Kun - Respect Others

Dojo Kun - literal translation means "training hall rules". There are five main rules that serve as guiding principles for all who train in the dojo. Although they are usually listed in a set order, no one rule is more important than any other. To emphasise this all five are prefixed with hitotsu and end with koto, which together means "one point".

One Point! Respect Others

Hitotsu! Reigi o omonsuru koto

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Dojo Kun - Refrain from Violent Behaviour

Dojo Kun - Refrain from Violent Behaviour

Dojo Kun - literal translation means "training hall rules". There are five main rules that serve as guiding principles for all who train in the dojo. Although they are usually listed in a set order, no one rule is more important than any other. To emphasise this all five are prefixed with hitotsu and end with koto, which together means "one point".

One Point! Refrain from Violent Behaviour

Hitotsu! Kekki no yu o imashimuru koto

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