“G.E.: You then became the representative in Ireland for the Japan Karate Association. Did you set up some kind of official organisation?
A.R.: I actually contacted the British Karate Federation and initially joined up with them. Later I formed the Irish Karate-Do Society. The Japan Karate Association was not in Europe at that time. They arrived after I had joined the Merchant Navy. Tetsugi Murakami Sensei was the man we learned from. He had learned in Mochizuki’s school in Japan where they studied Judo, Aikido and Karate.”
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