Top Accolade for karate instructor

Peter Manning 6th Dan from Mere, Wiltshire has been teaching karate in the area since the early 1980’s and is considered one of the UK’s senior karate instructors he is chief instructor of the Traditional Shotokan Karate Association and the chair of the technical committee for Great Britain’s largest martial arts governing body NAKMAS.

He also led the National karate display team on Jim Davidson’s Generation Game in 1996 and is regularly featured in the top martial arts magazines and has written articles on real self-defence of which he has extensive knowledge through security work in nightclubs and VIP protection.

On 26th November, he was presented his 3rd Combat Hall of Fame Award which is the martial arts equivalent of the BAFTA’s.

The ceremony was held at the Aston Hall, Aston Villa FC and was filmed for TV to be shown in the New Year.

There were 600 of the Worlds top martial artists in attendance and Peter was presented his award by Joe Lewis from America who was the first ever full contact karate champion and founder of kickboxing, he was also good friends with Bruce Lee and starred in may of the martial arts movies of the 70’s and 80’s.

Paul Clifton, Editor of Combat magazine quoted the following: “ “

Peter achieved his award for his devotion and commitment to martial artists along with his high technical ability.