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Brief Information on SKA’s Chief Instructor
Michael Chin
The humble beginning of Sabah Karate Association (SKA) in the mid 60s pressed Mr. Michael Chin into assuming the position of first Chief Instructor for the Association. It was from his experience and diligent study through books that he ably led the packed classes through the basics of karate. Even today he modestly “recalls they were at most times only two or three steps ahead of their students!”

Working as the Assistant Director of the Radio and Television in Kota Kinabalu, he was a very innovative instructor who drew from his experiences of other disciplines in his teaching. I have the honour to recall Mr. Chin saying that in karate, if you know ten techniques, you should eventually be able to teach eleven.

He is an instructor well respected by both his students and peers for his unique way of discipline both in classes and outside. A fellow instructor and founding member still tells how he would restrict every instructor to one bottle of aerated water after a class: second bottle is at their own expenses.

Mr. Michael Chin is now residing with his beloved his wife in Vancouver, Canada as a Pastor.

Yoshiki Habu Sensei
As promised to Mr. Michael Chin, the Association turned to the renowned Japan Karate Association (JKA) to engage a professional Instructor in March 1969 to take over as Chief Instructor for the Association. Mr Yoshiki Habu Sensei, a 5th Dan then at the age of 32, was one of the first instructors sent out by JKA to teach internationally.

As expected, he was very technical in his teaching and was much feared by students in his zealous teaching of proper techniques. It was common to have nothing but repeated drills of just a single gyaku zuki to build the foundation and the spirit of endeavour of the students.

Famed for his Uraken Uchi (back-fist strike), I recalled Asano Sensei in England testing me by asking what was his favourite technique to ascertain I was truly a student of Habu Sensei. He was instrumental in opening the Sabah Karate Association to the international scene by inviting seven top Japanese Karate instructors to Sabah in the early 70s and the subsequent SKA participations in international JKA championships.

Now named Haji Abu Rairah Abdullah @ Yashiki Habu, a devoted Muslim, he lives in Kuala Lumpur with his wife and daughter.
THE LATE DATUK HANSHI JAMES V.C.LO
Datuk Hanshi James took over the Chief Instructor post of SKA in the mid 70s and it was in the early 80s that his dream was realized in taking SKA to a great height in sports karate by admitting the Association into the Malaysia Karate Federation (MAKAF). From then on it was generating many champions both at national and international levels. His adoption to sports karate was revolutionary and we are privileged and proud to learn his “fast punch” in 1984, a technique a top Japanese instructor called a “cheating punch”’ but is one of the “in-technique” used internationally even today.

Datuk Hanshi, fondly remembered as higher than any title in my heart, was also the strategist behind the organizing and hosting of many international championships including the grandest of all, the World Karate Championship here in Kota Kinabalu in 1994.

Datuk Hanshi was not only a renowned instructor in SKA but also well-respected by many national karate organizations in the regions that he had taught both here and abroad.

On the eve of the 2000 millennium, Datuk Hanshi James Lo sadly left us but left behind some comprehensive karate manuals and many fond memories to linger on.

Written by Paul John Chin

COACHING ACCREDITATION

No.Name Branches Serial No. Expiry
1Cherlene Lim Siew ling Pitas 001 Dec 2014
2Aaron Xavier Tambunan 002 Dec 2014
3Pg. Md Farouq Rydhwan Beaufort 003 Dec 2014
4Reginald Axel Alexander Tamparuli 004 Dec 2014
5Ronney Boy Gomboro Tambunan 005 Dec 2014
6Adam Malik Kassim Sandakan 006 Dec 2014
7Mui Ling Tiwon @ Grace Penampang 007 Dec 2014
8Jackson Cyprianus St.Jhon Tawau 008 Dec 2014
9Daniel Royd Michael Main Dojo 009 Dec 2014
10Fiora Erika Richard Tamparuli 010 Dec 2014
11Mathavan A/L Vickneswaran Tamparuli 011 Dec 2014
12Kuhan A/L Vickneswaran Tamparuli 012 Dec 2014
13Yunesh A/L Vickneswaran Tamparuli 013 Dec 2014
14Danny Fredoline Main Dojo 014 Dec 2014
15Wong Yee Lok Kota Belud 015 Dec 2014
16Rayner Subinon Main Dojo 016 Dec 2014
17Animeldo Jupin Main Dojo 017 Dec 2014
18Kelvin Chin Kota Kinabalu 018 Dec 2014
19Lee Yi Bong Kota Kinabalu 019 Dec 2014
20Choo Vui Leong Kota Kinabalu 020 Dec 2014
21Cyril Oh Sya Tsai Kota Kinabalu 021 Dec 2014
22Lim Yee Ling Kota Kinabalu 022 Dec 2014
23Siti Noordia Binti Mikasal Kota Kinabalu 023 Dec 2014
24Mayjoy L. Gagatan Kota Kinabalu 024 Dec 2014
25Ampui @ Abd Halim Kainsor Smk Kemabong 025 Dec 2014
26Jordan Awit Jimi Ranau 026 Dec 2014
27Siti Nursyazana Ibrahim Ranau 027 Dec 2014
28Boblyn Christian Lugas Jr Ranau 028 Dec 2014
29Mohd Azuhansyah Bin Ag. Hashim Papar 029 Dec 2014
30Mahfudz Azeem Bin Ag. Hashim Papar 030 Dec 2014
31Alvin Rajah Thurairajah Tamparuli 031 Dec 2014
32Nadiatul Tasha Bte Abd Rahman Papar 032 Dec 2014
33Jennifer Elaine Jaikin Papar 033 Dec 2014
34Muhamad Bin Hassan Papar 034 Dec 2014
35Nurul Shyakira
Ayu Binti Zakaria Maidin
Tambunan 035 Dec 2014
36Farlin Frederick Main Dojo 036 Dec 2014
37Alvin Anthony Lojikim Main Dojo 037 Dec 2014
38Roney Roger Sining Main Dojo 038 Dec 2014
39Haanii Lorea Binti Mohd Azmi Tambunan 039 Dec 2014
40Celin Grace Aloysius Tambunan 040 Dec 2014
41Awang Harib Bin Kassim Sandakan 041 Dec 2014
42Roberto Candido Bin Semana Sandakan 042 Dec 2014
43Nur Syafidah Binti Arifin Tenom 043 Dec 2014
44Mohd Taufik Bin Jafar Tawau 044 Dec 2014
45Dominik Yassin Tenom 045 Dec 2014
46Thien Nyuk Lung Tawau 046 Dec 2014
47Nursuhaznie Binti Somi Sandakan 047 Dec 2014
48Alvinsius Panai Tambunan 048 Dec 2014
49Bunga Binti Mangka Tawau 049 Dec 2014
50Mcveeley Kosmas Sipitang 050 Dec 2014
51Somi Bin Abu Bakar Sandakan 051 Dec 2014
52Nur Syafiqah Binti Arifin Tenom 052 Dec 2014
53Nurul Atikah @ Enon Pirus Sipitang 053 Dec 2014
54Vivian Ho Mei San Tenom 054 Dec 2014
55Elzrin Zero Tenghilan 055 Dec 2014
56Yap Foo Nyen Sandakan 056 Dec 2014

Qualified SKA Instructors (Expired on 31 December 2007)


Adam Leong Kennedy Mattah
Adnan Agukal Koh Kian Kin
Ag. Hashim bin Mohd. Zain Kosmas Anggar
Albert bin Anggun Kristine Leony Leonard
Ampiu bin Kainsor @ Abdul Halim
Aswadee Taba Leong Tze Wai
Lily Linus
Brian douglas Otigil Lisani Adzahari
Bunga binti Mangka Lo Chee Chea
Lorant b. Losibin
Cahn Kee Hock
Cherlene Lim Siew Ling Maizatul Afidah Ag. Hashim
Chong Fui Mee Mohamed Fairuz bin Mohd. Fajeer
Christy bin Gaibin Mui Ling Tiwon @ Mei Lin
Daniel Royd Michael Nolan N. Taqabucba
Datu Ameron b. Day Ahmo
David chin Patrick Yap Yin Nyuen
Dona Henry Galid Paul John Chin
Pg. Muhd. Farouq Rydhwan
Eddie Chin Sui Wah
Emram @ Emran bin Md. Yassin Ramlah binti Adbul Hamid
Richard Ajak
Francis Lasius Kojiun Rusidi @ Henry Majunal
Fredolin Alexious
Shim Vui Taat @ Joseph
Jacklyn binti Joh Penile Simon Chia
Jackson Cyprianus
Jeffrey bin Madis Tagal Laboh
Jefri Adnan Agukal
Jimmy Chin Tahu P. N. Valerrie Frenandez
Jose Baji
Julian Chin Zuzaza Leong

Qualified Coaches for Sports Science Level I (Specific Karate)

Abu Zahid Abu Baker Lo Chee Chea
Lorand bin Lonsibin
Charlene Lim
Mau Kam Peng
Dona Henry Galid Mohamed Fairuz
Emran bin Md. Yassin Paul John Chin
Fredoline Alaxious Ramlah Adbul Hamid
Grace Tiwon Simon Chiea
Henry Majunal Tagal Laboh
Jackson Cyprianus Zuzaza Leong
Jacklyn bt. Joh Penile
Jenney Peter Disimon
Julian Chin