In order to be certified as a ‘Shidoin’ or ‘Instructor’ within the Gima-Ha United Kingdom is necessary to have undertaken the two-year certification programme known as the ‘Kenshusei’ (Instructor Intern Training Program).

Takayuki Sameshima Shihan, Ikuo Higuchi Shihan and Hidetada Narumi Shihan, deep in thought at a Kokusai Shinsa, Tokyo, 2011.

KENSHUSEI GRADUATES

  • Steven Edwards, 5th Dan, A class Examiner, A class Instructor, A class Judge.
  • Carl Gigg, 4th Dan, C class Examiner, B class Instructor, C class Judge.
  • Mark Carley. 4th Dan, C class Examiner, B class Instructor, C class Judge.
  • Paul Simpson, 4th Dan, C class Examiner, B class Instructor, C class Judge.
  • Paul Jefferies, 2nd Dan, D Class Instructor, C Class Judge.