Paul Lapsley started training in Karate when he was eight years
old. He began entering competiton at the age of twelve and won a
number of medals in Kobe Osaka and National Championships. In 1993
Paul had a serious hand injury at work and in 1995 had a tumour
removed from his abdomen. However he didn't let that get in his
way and continued training and competing.
is a full time karate Instructor and runs a number of dojos. In
entered 15 Scottish Karate Championships and never placed lower
than 4th, placing 4th three times, 3rd 10 times, 2nd four times
and 1st once.
He has been part of the Kobe-Osaka Kata team to win the Scottish
He has competed in the Kobe Osaka International Kata Championships
12 times gaining 4 bronze medals, two 3rd places and in 2011 took
1st place in the Kata
He has competed in the Kobe Osaka International Team Kata and placed
3rd and 2nd twice.
He has competed in the Kobe Osaka International Kumite Championships
and placed in the top ten.
He has competed in the KO Dutch open in the Netherlands and winning
3rd and 1st place.
He has competed in the Latina Games and has been placed 3rd twice
in the Kata and place 2nd in the Team Kumite.
He entered 2 European Championships.
He helped Sensei Steve coach the Saudi Arabian National team in
Scottish International Open male senior +35 Kata took 1st place
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
British Championship male senior +35 Kata took 1st 2009, 2010. 2012
British International Open 2nd Kata 2006. 1st 2012 and 2013
Paul holds a recognised 5th Dan with Kobe Osaka International and
ratified by the Scottish Karate Governing Body. He has attended
a number of sports courses on anatomy, physiology, psychology, biomechanics,
nutrition and safe exercise procedures as well as the Sports UK
Courses, coaching courses laid out by the SKGB.
is a fully qualified Karate instructor and coach with Kobe Osaka
International, and coach approved by the Scottish Karate Governing
Body and B.A.W.L.A. (British Amateur Weight Lifters Association)
students have won the Scottish Championships and numerous medals
in other national and international championships.
has assisted Sensei Tommy Morris and Sensei Steven in a number of
national courses and international events. Paul holds a Kobe Osaka
Instructor and Judge A (in Kata and Kumite) qualification.
Paul is also a keen actor and fight choreography
and through martial arts, his career has also extended to television,
stunts and Films.
For more information http://www.paullapsley.com