Among the outstanding British Karatekas one has clearly distinguished himself: Sensei Frank Brennan of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB). Between the late 1970’s and early 1990’s he was a feared and highly respected national and international kumite and kata competitor. According to the KUGB, kumite legend and national head coach of Japan, Masahiko Tanaka, once said in an interview “that the one man that the whole Japanese Team were specifically trained to beat was Frank Brennan.”
Blessed with equally strong hands and legs, an incredibly dynamic and speed as well as with a sharp mind Sensei Brennan managed to beat a variety of strong fighters during his career. Until now, his fights are exciting to watch and a benchmark for great and strong Shotokan Karate. Enjoy the following fight highlights of Sensei Brennan.
Opener Picture of Sensei Frank Brennan by the KUGB