News & Events


The 7th Annual Benfell Meijin Mixed Martial Arts Seminar – 2018

7th May

This will now be the 7th Annual Benfell Meijin Seminar that we have run and evey year it has become more popular, so we would like to invite all those that have been on any of the previous ones and aslo any new students who would like … Read More »


The 6th Annual Benfell Meijin Mixed Martial Arts Seminar – 2017

24th January

Course date:
Saturday 1st July 9:30 – 16:00
Sunday 2nd July 9:30 – 16:00

This will now be the 6th Annual Benfell Meijin Seminar that we have run and every year it has become more popular, so we would like to invite all those who have attended any of the … Read More »


The 5th Annual Benfell Meijin Martial Arts Course – 2016

22nd March

Course date:
Saturday 25th June 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 26th June 10:30 :16:00

This Multi Style martial arts course is welcome to all. As always there will be some top instructors from all over the country and possibly Europe so will be one for the 2016 calendar not to miss.

Venue:
Hartshill … Read More »


Benfell Meijin Weekend Course 2013

8th June

Date: 29th & 30th June 2013
Times: 10.30am to 3.30pm
Venue: Hartshill High School, Church Road, Nuneaton
Price: One day £20 two days £30

Confirmed Masters/teachers are: Norman Wall 10th dan Karate; Stephen Grayston 10th dan Karate; Gary Stringer 9th dan Kempo; Keith Wilson 9th dan Karate; Phil Randle 8th dan … Read More »


Gradings in Colchester

3rd December

Cheif Instructor Dave Atkins Shihan visited Colchester Wado Ryu Club to present Darren Reynolds with his 6th Dan Karate. Also, visiting from Colchester Shotokan was Hazel Maxwell who received her 5th Dan Karate. Many congratulations to both clubs and to the numerous other students who received grades … Read More »


New Chairman for Ryukyu Association

15th November

With the sad loss of Benfell Hanshi, Norman Wall Hanshi was unanimously voted in as new Chairman of the RAKGF.

Wall Hanshi has been a loyal and active supporter of the RAKGF for the last decade and will continue to build on Benfell Hanshi’s legacy.

“The students and members … Read More »



Tragic loss of Mick Benfell Hanshi

14th October

It is with the deepest regret that we must announce that Mick Benfell Hanshi, founder and chairman of the RAKGF passed away peacefully last night with his close family by his side. A true fighter to the end, he seemingly came through his tough bout with cancer, … Read More »



Opening date revealed!

24th July

Today Mick Benfell Hanshi is proud to announce that the new Ruykyu association honbu, “Gyo Gyo Karate Jutsu Kai Dojo” will be open for training from the 3rd August 2010. An official opening event will be announced some time later (watch this space). Training will be Monday … Read More »


Home of our own at last!

25th April

We are proud to announce that we now have our own honbu at long last. With the precise opening date yet to be announced, dojo members are putting the finishing touches to the building with what’s left of their blood and sweat!

When complete, there will be more … Read More »



Happy to comply with CRB and ISA registration

22nd April

As a response to the terrible murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman by Ian Huntley which highlighted the failure of the old vetting system to protect children and vulnerable adults, the Independent Safeguarding Authority has been set up. We’d like to inform all our members that … Read More »


Tragic loss of Tom Baldwin Soke

31st May

It is with deep regret that we must announce the death of Tom Baldwin Soke, Chairman of the World and British Federation of Martial Arts. He passed away in the early hours of this morning following serious illness. He will be sorely missed by all his friends … Read More »