Shihan Bob Boulton has been Shihan Howard Lipman’s mentor and friend for many years. Shihan Boulton came to Turramurra Dojo at Shihan Lipman’s invitation in late November and did a class on throws, choke holds, and locks.
Shihan Boulton was Shihan Lipman’s original instructor. You can read more about Shihan Boulton and Shihan Lipman here.
All students that attended the special classes agree that it was a valuable learning experience and an honour to be taught by Shihan Lipman’s own instructor.
Shihan Bob Boulton – Background
Kyokushin Karate was first seen in Great Britain in 1965, thanks to Sensei Bob Boulton. Sensei Boulton had studied in Japan at the Honbu (HQ) Dojo of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama. On his return to the UK he founded the first Kyokushin Dojo, the London Karate Kai in Kennington, South London. The fame of this Sensei and the Kyokushin style of Karate soon spread.
Sensei Boulton was later joined by Sensei Steve Arneil and it was not long before members of the Dojo were competing and winning tournaments. After some travelling between Tokyo and the UK, Sensei Boulton emigrated to Australia, where he later became Shihan Lipman’s mentor.