International call for Dunstable Bushido Karate Club’s Phillips
Dunstable Bushido Karate Club instructor Sensei Ivan Phillips has been selected in the Great Britain squad for next year’s European Championships.
He will be competing in Dresden, Germany, in May 2014, in the Masterclass category.
Impressive Phillips, 48, has passed his fifth Dan and was also awarded the Wilkinson Sword of Honour, considered to be one of the highest achievements in SKI GB.
He said: “It was an absolute honour to receive the Wilkinson Sword of Honour and to be selected for the GB squad.”
Warren Prewer, 42, successfully passed his second Dan last week under ninth Dan Hanshi Asano. The club, meanwhile, has just celebrated its 40th anniversary.