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Darren-Jon Ashmore Ph.D
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Urs Matthias Zachmann
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Alex Johnstone MSP
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Kazuo Yamazaki (5th Dan) Ken-do
David ‘Jock’ Calder (6th dan)
Alain Verbeeck (6th Dan) SHOGUN. (France)
On 25th October 2015 Ronnie Watt OBE ORS travelled to France with his NKF karate team to compete in an international tournament. At the end of the tournament Alain was very surprised and honored to receive the Shogun award, which was presented in front of the competitors and audience including many French VIP’s
Alain has trained karate for over 50 years staring in 1963 and was an assistant to Taiji Kase, a legendary Japanese Karate master who lived in France. Alain trained alongside Kase for 35 years. Ronnie and Alain have become great friends during this time. See more...
Ian Kirk (5th Dan) SHOGUN
Ian Kirk (5th Dan) was presented with a Shogun award at Cults academy on the 5th of September 2015. The presentation was made by Lord Charles Bruce and Ronnie Watt OBE ORS in front of the National Karate Federation students and other Samurai award recipients. The award given in recognition of his dedication to training for 40 years in Karate. Ian also is a very successful and well known business man in Aberdeen. Running both a local business and an international oil field supply company. Read more here on Ian Kirk
Albert Thomson was presented with his Shogun Award on 5th September 2015 for his services to the community, charity and chivalry. Among his many achievements Albert was the founder of the Grampian Police Diced Cap Charitable Trust, which has raised well over £1.1 million for local and national charities. Read more on Albert’s page
Mike Mitchell will travel to Aberdeen to be presented the Shogun award at a special ceremony at Cults Academy Sports Centre on the 5th of September 2015. The award will be presented by Lord Charles Bruce and Compton Ross (film producer) who are both previously Shogun award recipients. Mike has has appeared in numerous blockbuster movies. Previous appearances include Gladiator - Braveheart - The Planet. Mike has won 5 World Body Building Championship titles and two Mr. Universe titles……... “Aye’ll be back” read more here
Hajime Kitaoka (Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh) was presented with the 2015 Shogun Commander award for his outstanding services to Scotland and Japan. His wife, Yoko Kitaoka was also honored with a gift for her assistance in promoting friendship between both our nations.
Billy Connolly, commedian, musician, screen actor and television documentarist. Billy was born in Glasgow and started his working life in the Clyde shipyards as a boilermaker/welder. He became a professional musician in the folk band the Humblebums before taking up a solo career as a comedian.
In 2007 and again in 2010 he was voted greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-ups.
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland and Member of the UK Parliament for Banff and Buchan. An economist with the Government Economic Service he became an economist with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Alex Salmond is seen by many as the leader of the renewable energy revolution, on track to make Scotland a world leader in the production of energy from renewable sources.
Mr Masataka Tarahara, Japan's Consul General was invited to the International Karate Festival and awarded the SCOTTISH SAMURAI award for services to the fighting arts in Scotland.
The prize was presented by the President of the National Karate Federation, Scotland, Mr Ronnie Watt OBE, ORS, 8th Dan.
Dr Fritz Wendland, is presented with the Scottish Shogun Award by Shihan Ronnie Watt with Mr Tarahara, Japan's Consul General to Scotland, looking on.
Dr Wendland is Founding President of the World Karate Confederation.
Gordon McIntosh, BSc Honours Degree in Geography from the University of Glasgow followed by a post graduate degree in Accountancy Studies at the University of Aberdeen.
Gordon is a Black belt WKC which was presented to him by HRH Prince Adan Czartoryski-Borbon, Dr Fritz Wendland WKC Founding President and Ronnie Watt, 8th Dan Director of Shokotan Karate WKC
MIKE MITCHELL - 5 times world body building champion. Read more..
Jim Millar (2006 - 2007) awarded the Scottish Samurai Award in a special ceremony in the Scottish Parliament. Present were Alex Johnstone MSP, Shuhei Takahashi, Consul General of Japan, Mr Hotta, Vice Consul of Japan, Lord James Douglas Hamilton, Bill Berry, Chairman of Judo Scotland and Ronnie Watt, President National Karate Federation.
Compton Ross receives his Scottish Samurai Shogun Award flanked by Shihan Ronnie Watt and Mr Tarahara, the Consul General to Scotland, of Japan.
Compton worked as executive producer on the 2014 film Belle, seen here in the Telegraph
The Film Belle on Fox Searchlight
Toronto film review of Belle on Variety.com
Peter Carry, Partner (since 1976) in Jamieson & Carry, a firm of jewellers established in Aberdeen in 1733, now offering fine jewellery, Swiss watches and other precious gifts.
This entails: improving the motivation, education and comfort of our team of twenty-five people; marketing in all its aspects, jewellery design and (my favourite) assisting customers to make the right choice.
Jamieson & Carry since 1733
Sensei Watt established his Shotokan Karate Club in Aberdeen in 1966 and was awarded the Aberdeen Sports Council Award for Sport in 1993.
As a result A. T. Mays put forward money for a special commerative award. This became established as the Scottish Samurai Award.