Tag: Hanshi Steve Arneil

Happy Birthday, Hanshi!

Dear Hanshi Steve Arneil,

Please, accept our most sincere congratulations on your birthday on behalf of our all KWU organization

We would like to wish you stay as strong as you always were, full of energy and Kyokushin spirit. We wish you a long and happy life with as many positive and bright moments as possible!

KWU appreciates the friendship with such a good person, as you, who is always ready to share skills and knowledge to all Kyokushin community. OSU!!

Hanshi Steve Arneil – The Spirit of Bushido

The true essence of Karate is the forging of one’s character/spirit through hard training.

No man typifies this principle more than Steve Arneil. He was the second man to complete the grueling One Hundred Man Kumite Challenge, after the great Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama.

Hanshi Steve Arneil

Steve Arneil, the son of a steelworker, was born on 29 August 1934 in the mining city of Krugersdorp, South Africa.

Arneil’s martial arts journey started when he aged twelve he began learning Judo from Allen Robinson, the son of famous judoka, Jack Robinson. The Arneil family had earlier moved to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) where Arneil’s father worked as a smelter in a copper mine. Continue reading “Hanshi Steve Arneil – The Spirit of Bushido”

Crawley Borough Council Honour Hanshi Steve Arneil

“Crawley’s Sporting Excellence” were recognised by the CBC

and the Deputy Mayor on the wall at K2 Sportscentre. Hanshi Steve Arneil was honoured for his coaching contribution over four decades as chief Instructor at the UK Crawley Kyokushinkai Club in Tilgate.

A list of all the people honored below Continue reading “Crawley Borough Council Honour Hanshi Steve Arneil”