Sensei Jason K. Ashcroft

6th Dan in Shotokan Karate

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World Referee 'A'

European Referee 'A'

Vice President to the Welsh Karate Governing Body  (The Only Sport Wales Recognised Governing Body)

British Karate Federation Assistant Chief Referee

President to Wales for the World Shotokan Karate Union

 

 

Jason Ashcroft has been training in Karate for many years. He first started training at an early age of six in a freestyle form of Karate called Mugendo, his Instructor was Peter Giles. After a few years of training, Peter emigrated to Australia.

At this time Jason started Shotokan Karate with the Karate Union of Wales, whose Chief Instructor is Mike O’Brien.

Jason attained his 1st Dan Black Belt at the age of sixteen, then his 2nd Dan two years later and in early 1993 he attained his 3rd Dan. Jason was then presented with his 4th Dan in February 1999. In 2007 Jason was presented by the Directors of the Welsh Karate Governing Body his 5th Dan.

8th June 2014 Jason was awarded by the Directors of the Welsh Karate Governing Body his 6th Dan.

Jason has won many Championships with well over a hundred trophies, he is 9 Time Welsh Champion, K.B.I. International Champion and B.S.K.U. World Champion. Since the age of sixteen and every year since Jason has represented Wales fighting for the K.U.W. Welsh ‘A’ Team and has also fought for the W.K.F. Welsh ‘A’ Team.

Sensei Jason K. Ashcroft

Karate, Coaching, Refereeing & Competition Accreditations at a Glance

Grading History :

1982  -  Attained the level of 1st Dan Black Belt in the Art of Mugendo

1988  -  Attained the level of 1st Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

1990  -  Attained the level of 2nd Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

1993  -  Attained the level of 3rd Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

1999  -  Attained the level of 4th Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

2007  -  Attained the level of 5th Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

2014  -  Attained the level of 6th Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate 


Coaching :

1993  -  Qualified as a NCF Coach

1993  -  Qualified as a Health & Safety Executive First Aider

1995  -  Qualified as WKF Coach Level I

1996  -  Qualified as WKF Coach Level II

2002  -  Qualified as NVQ Level II Coach

2002  -  Qualified as NVQ Level II Coach Assessor

2004  -  Qualified as Emergency First Aider

2004  -  Qualified as WKGB Coach (Competition)

2006  -  Attained Child Protection & Good Practice Qualification

2013  -  Attained Child Protection & Good Practice Qualification


Refereeing History :

1989  -  Started Refereeing with the KUW

1989  -  Qualified as a Judge with the KUW

1991  -  Qualified as a Referee with the KUW

1995  -  Qualified as a Judge with the Welsh Karate Federation

1996  -  Qualified as a Referee with the Welsh Karate Federation

2000  -  Started Refereeing with the WKGB National Governing Body

2000  -  Re Qualified as Judge ‘A’ with the Welsh Karate Federation

2001  -  Awarded Best Official in Wales at the WKF Open Championships

2001  -  Re Qualified as Referee ‘A’ with the Welsh Karate Federation

2002  -  Selected 1 of 4 Officials to Judge at the 1st £10,000 Karate Clash, London

2002  -  Awarded Best Official in Britain at the British Karate Championships

2003  -  May, Qualified as Judge ‘A’ & Officiated at the Senior EKF Championships, Bremen

2003  -  Selected 1 of 4 Officials to Judge at the 2nd £10,000 Karate Clash, London

2004  -  Awarded Best Official in Britain at the BIKO Championships

2004  -  May, Qualified as Referee ‘B’ & Officiated at the Senior EKF Championships, Moscow, Russia

2004  -  Selected 1 of 4 Officials to Judge at the 3rd £10,000 Karate Clash, London

2005  -  May, Qualified as Referee ‘A’ & Officiated at the Senior EKF Championships, Teferife, Spain

2005  -  Ranked No 10 in Europe with the European Karate Federation

2007  -  October, Qualified as Judge 'B' & Officiated at the Junior World Karate Championships in Istanbul, Turkey

2008  -  November, Qualified as Judge 'A' & Officiated at the Senior World Karate Championships in Tokyo, Japan

2010  -  October, Qualified as Referee 'B' & Officiated at the Junior World Karate Championships in Morocco

2011  -  October, Qualified as Referee 'A' & Officiated at the Junior World Karate Championships in Malaysia

2014  -  September, Awarded Position of British Karate Federation Assistant Chief Referee


Karate History :

1979  -  Started training in the Art of Mugendo a Free Style form of Karate

1982  -  Attained the level of 1st Dan Black Belt in the Art of Mugendo

1983  -  Started training in the Art of Shotokan Karate, under the KUW

1988  -  Attained the level of 1st Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

1989  -  Started teaching the Art of Shotokan Karate opening first Karate School WSKS

1989  -  Formed Rhondda Shotokan Karate Schools

1990  -  Attained the level of 2nd Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

1993  -  Attained the level of 3rd Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

1993  -  Qualified as a NCF Coach

1993  -  Started teaching the Art of Shotokan Karate as a  Professional Karate Instructor

1993  -  Qualified as a Health & Safety Executive First Aider

1993  -  Member of the Welsh Team, winning the BSKUI World Team Championships

1995  -  Opened 2nd Karate School PSKS

1995  -  Qualified as WKF Coach Level I

1995  -  Opened 3rd Karate School LSKS

1995  -  Qualified as a Kickrobics Instructor (Boxercise)

1996  -  Qualified as WKF Coach Level II

1997  -  Opened 4th Karate School CSKS

1998  -  Opened 5th Karate School TSKS

1999  -  Attained the level of 4th Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate

2000  -  Started teaching Self Defence to Corporate Companies

2001  -  Opened 6th Karate School FSKS

2001  -  Left the KUW

2001  -  Appointed Officer on the Disciplinary Committee with the Welsh Karate Governing Body

2002  -  Changed name to Welsh Shotokan Karate Organisation

2002  -  Qualified as NVQ Level II Coach

2002  -  Qualified as NVQ Level II Coach Assessor

2004  -  Qualified as Emergency First Aider

2004  -  Qualified as WKGB Coach (Competition)

2006  -  Attained Child Protection & Good Practice Qualification

2007  -  Awarded 5th Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate by Welsh Karate Governing Body

2008  -  Voted in as WKGB Director

2013  -  Voted in as WKGB Vice President

2013  -  Voted in as President for Wales to the World Shotokan Karate Union

2014  -  Awarded 6th Dan in the Art of Shotokan Karate by Welsh Karate Governing Body


Competition History :

1980  -  Started competing with Mugendo, winning many local competitions

1987  -  KUW Welsh Shield Champion

1987  -  KUW Welsh National Champion

1987  -  KBI International Champion

1988  -  Represented the Welsh Karate Federation ‘A’ Squad

1988  -  KUW Welsh Shield Champion

1988  -  KUW Welsh National Champion

1988  -  BKI International Champion

1990  -  Represented KUW Welsh Senior ‘A’ Team and every year up to 2000

1990  -  KUW National Team Champion

1990  -  WKB Men’s Team Champion

1993  -  BSKUI Worlds Shotokan Team Champion 1st Place

1993  -  KUW Senior Men’s Kata National Champion

1994  -  KUW Senior Men’s Kata Shield Champion

1995  -  Bebb’s Cup Senior Men’s Kata Champion

1995  -  KUW Senior Men’s National Kata Champion

1995  -  Represented KUW Welsh Team at the BSKUI 3rd World Shotokan Championships, 2nd Place

1996  -  Retired from Individual Competition

1996  -  2000 Continued to compete with the KUW Welsh Senior ‘A’  Team

 

I have won 226 Medals and Trophies in my Competition Career.