Licensed and Vetted Coaches

Karate Scotland as the governing body for Karate in Scotland holds an Approved Coaching status awarded by SCOTVEC.  In terms of coaching, this means that the Karate Scotland can award coaching qualifications to candidates who fulfil all of the agreed criteria.

It is a requirement that all Shitokai Scotland instructors hold a Karate Scotland coaching award at an appropriate level.  The criteria for a coaching award is as listed below and may be amended at any time by Karate Scotland.

Level 1 – Qualified to Instruct under the supervision of a Level 2 Coach

  • Successful attendance at an approved first aid course
  • Have acquired basic teaching skills accepted by Shitokai Scotland
  • Hold a grade recognised by Karate Scotland
  • Complete annual registration
  • Be of a reputable character, providing at least two references from suitable sources and any further proof necessary
  • Hold a current Shitokai Scotland licence and adequate professional indemnity
  • Uphold the Constitution and Rules of both the SKGB and Shitokai Scotland

Level 2 – Qualified to instruct at Club Level and to assist at Association Level

  • Must fulfil all of the requirements for Level 1
  • Must be a minimum grade of Shodan (Black Belt 1st Dan)
  • Must have successfully completed coaching courses as required by Karate Scotland
    For example:

    • Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport
    • UKAD Clean Coach
    • First Aid
  • Attend refresher courses every 2 years or as stipulated by Karate Scotland

Karate Scotland registered coaches

Name Level Karate Scotland Coach Licence No. Club/Location
Terry Connell Level 3 132 Renfrew / Giffnock
Robert McQueen Level 3 138 Erskine
Lawrence Clifford Level 3 96 Motherwell
Jeannette O’Neill Level 3 98 Renfrew / Johnstone
David Forbes Level 2 95 Giffnock
Brian Denholm Level 2 93 Erskine
Stephanie Connell Level 2 310 Renfrew
Martin Douglas Level 2 311 Renfrew
Kathleen Connell Level 2 483 Renfrew
Donna Armstrong Level 2 568 Renfrew