Colin Clapperton

Colin was born on 25th February 1950 and started Karate at the ripe old age of 18 (1968).  Together with Hamish Adam and Allan Spence the SKF was founded in 1970.  In those days the guys trained in theYMCA, ST Andrews Square, Edinburgh, Kata was not high on the agenda but after 10 minutes of basic techniqes pads were on and the remainder of the class was spent fighting.

Colin achieved 1st Dan in 1971 by 8 Japanese Masters, headed by Suzuki.