ShihanNickKumiteDachi

As well as being the chief instructor of Docklands, he is also a member of the executive & technical committees of the British Karate Kyokushinkai. Shihan da Costa started karate in 1978 under the instruction of Sensei Bill Walsh 3rd dan who was 3 times B.K.K Wuko champion and a member of the first British World Knockdown Tournament team of 1975. His other instructor was Glen Sharp who also went on to be British Champion in Knockdown & Kickboxing. After approximately 6 months the young da Costa earned his England colours representing the BKK in the All Styles Wuko Championship and followed that some months later by winning his first BKK British Championship in Clicker in 1979. Also, at the same tournament he was a member of the Millwall team who won the team event. In 1982 he won his first British Knockdown Championship in the middleweight division, which was the first of 3, also winning the Tameshiwari (wood-breaking) twice. He also went on to win 2 European knockdown championships, two European Cups (Ibusz) and the inaugural Commonwealth Knockdown tournament in Australia in 1988. In 1984 and 1987 he took part in the World open-weight knockdown Tournaments in Japan (IKO) and despite being a middle-weight finished 6th & 8th respectively. Since retiring from competition
in 1989 he has turned to coaching, and has helped students to win British, European and World Championships.

Bellow are some videos of Shihan Nick performing Knockdown fighting back in the days as well as performed demonstration of Kata.

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Highlights

Year

Event

1978 Began Karate in 1978 Millwall dojo under the instruction of Sensei Bill Walsh & Glen Sharpe
1979 1st Place B.K.K (green & below) clicker Kingston Upon Thames & Crystal Palace (individuals)
1979 1st Place B.K.K (green & below) clicker Kingston Upon Thames & Crystal Palace (team)
1979 Represented BKK England for the 1st time EKB wuko championships
1980 Moved to Bethnal Green under the tuition of Glen Sharpe.
1981 1st place M/W Bristol Knockdown
1981 1st Place Clicker team (senior grade)
1982 Earned Sho Dan (Black belt / 1st dan)
1982 1st place British Open Knockdown Championships@ Crystal Palace London
1982 1st place British Open Knockdown Championships@ Crystal Palace London (tameshiwari  / woodbreaking)
1982 2nd place M/W European Championships London Wembley Arena
1983 1st Place Gravesend Knockdown
1983 2nd Place (disqualified)
1983 3rd Place (withdrew injured) Ibusz European Cup Hungary
1983 1st Place Team event Knockdown GB v Holland v Switzerland Open-weight
1984 2nd Place (lost wood) British Open Knockdown Championships@ Crystal Palace London.
1984 6th Place (withdrew injured) Open-Weight Japan (IKO World Championships)
1984 Completed 40 man kumite (fighting 40 man)
1985 1st place British Open Knockdown Championships@ Crystal Palace London.
1985 1st place British Open Knockdown Championships@ Crystal Palace London (tameshiwari  / woodbreaking)
1985 1st Place M/W Ibusz European Cup Hungary.
1985 1st Place M/W European Championships Spain.
1985 Earned Ni Dan (Black belt / 2nd dan)
1986 2nd Place English Karate Governing Board all Styles wuko Championships
1986 1st place. British Open Knockdown Championships@ Crystal Palace London.
1986 1st place. Place M/W Ibusz European Cup Hungary.
1987 2nd Place M/W European Championships Poland.
1987 8th Place Open-Weight Japan lost to Shokei Matsui 6th round.
1987 Founded Docklands Dojo
1988 1st Place Commonwealth Championships Australia -85kg
1988 Earned San Dan (Black belt / 3rd dan)
1989 1st Place M/W European Championships Hungary.
1989 Retired from competition.
1990 B.K.K summercamp instructor
1990 B.K.K women Coach
1992 Became B.K.K Executive
1994 Earned Yon Dan (Black belt / 4rd dan)
1999 Earned Go Dan (Black belt / 5th dan)
1999 Founded Ilford dojo.
2000 B.K.K national men & womens (2000-2004)
2001 I.F.K world black-belt course instructor
2004 I.F.K world black-belt course instructor
2009 Earned Roku Dan (Black belt / 6th dan)
2013 GB Clicker coach
2015 B.K.K chief clicker referee
2018 Earned Shichi Dan (Black belt / 7th Dan)
- Qualified Clicker/wuko/knockdown & kata referee since the early 1980s.
- Various courses taught world-wide as IFK instructor

 

Contact Details

nacdacosta@gmail.com
01708 743 789