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David Pickthall

  • International federation: International Federation Karate (IFK)
  • Federation: International Federation Karate (IFK)
  • Club: Crawley Dojo
  • Date of Birth: 23.11.1962
  • Сountry: Great Britain
  • City: Crawley
  • Kyu/Dan: 7 Dan
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Shihan David Pickthall started his Kyokushin career in October 1976 at the Crawley dojo and still trains at the dojo to this day.

He has represented both Crawley and Britain in both Kata and Kumite at all levels, both nationally and internationally. He passed Shodan in July 1980, Nidan in July 1982, Sandan in August 1986, Yondon in May 1996 and Godan May 2001. David was awarded his Roukodan in Oct 2009.

After retiring from Knockdown fighting in 1995 he became an official for the organisation. David was the BKK (The British Karate Kyokushinkai) Kata coach for the 1st and 2nd World Tournaments and then took over the role of Great Britain Knockdown coach from 2003-2013.

Until 2021 he held the position Vice-President of the IFK (International Federation Karate), a member of the Executive Committee of the BKK and member of the Executive Committee of the KWU.

In 2021 he took the post of the President of the IFK (International Federation Karate).

1979 British Team Clicker Championships – 3rd Place
1981 British Team Clicker Championships – 2nd Place
1982 British Mens Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1983 Ibutz Oyama Cup in Hungary – Knockdown – Lightweight – 2nd Place
1983 British Knockdown Championships – Middleweight – 1st Place
1984 British Team Clicker Championships – 2nd Place
1984 British Mens Clicker Championships – 3rd Place
1984 IKO 3rd World Tournament – Japan- Openweight – 3rd Round
1985 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1985 British Mens Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1985 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
1985 British Knockdown Championships – Middleweight – 3rd Place
1986 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1986 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
1986 British Knockdown Championships – Middleweight – 3rd place
1987 British Team Clicker Championships – 2nd Place
1987 British Mens Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1987 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
1987 IKO 4th World Tournament – Japan- Openweight – 2nd Round
1988 British Mens Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1988 British Kata Championships – 2nd Place
1988 European Kata Championships – Switzerland – 2nd Place
1988 British Knockdown Championships – Middleweight – 2nd Place
1989 British Kata Championships – 2nd Place
1989 English Regional Knockdown – Middleweight – 3rd Place
1990 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1990 British Mens Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1990 British Kata Championships – 2nd Place
1990 British Knockdown Championships – Middleweight – 1st Place
1990 Swiss Clicker Championships – 3rd Place
1990 European Kata Championships – Germany – 2nd Place
1990 French Open Knockdown – Middleweight – 3rd Place
1990 British Knockdown Championships – Middleweight – 1st Place
1991 British Team Clicker Championships – 3rd Place
1991 British Mens Clicker Championships – 3rd Place
1991 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
1991 IKO 5th World Tournament – Japan- Openweight – 13th Place
1992 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1992 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
1992 British Knockdown Championships – Middleweight – 2nd Place
1993 British Kata Championships – 3rd Place
1993 World Oyama European Knockdown Championships – Holland – MW – 1st Place
1993 All Japan Shidokan Knockdown Championships – Japan – Openweight – 1st Place
1994 British Kata Championships – 1st Place
1994 World Shidokan Knockdown Championships – Japan – Middleweight – 3rd Place
1995 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1996 British Team Clicker Championships – 2nd Place
1997 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
1999 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
2003 British Team Clicker Championships – 3rd Place
2004 British Team Clicker Championships – 2nd Place
2005 British Team Clicker Championships – 1st Place
2006 British Team Clicker Championships – 3rd Place
2011 British Team Clicker Championships – 2nd Place

Training times:

Monday
Beginners – 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Yoga with Omzakti Yoga – 8.15 – 9.15pm

Tuesday
Junior Session – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Adult Main Session – 7.30 – 9.15pm

Thursday
Junior Session – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Adult Main Session – 7.30 – 9.15pm

Saturday
Fight Training Open Session 10am-1230pm

Chief Instructor David Pickthall 07723 603635

Assistant Instructor – Dojo Chairman Neil Madeley 07877 265387

Club Secretary Tom Frith 07902 825950

[email protected]

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