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Syd Roberts becomes Kizuna Ambassador

August 05, 2019


Kizuna donates £960 to the Marie Curie Hospice

May 18, 2019

We continue with the help of our brothers in our pledge to support the Marie Curie - well done all for your contributions. I will never tire of keeping the wishes of the 'Boss' alive. Money come and goes deeds are what we remember the most xxx.


December 29, 2019

Junior Kizuna presents a cheque to the Marie Curie.

Kizuna Juniors

November 07, 2018

The beginning of our future Junior Kizuna

2018 'Old Ways' Seminar

March 03, 2018

27th October 2017 Presentation of Nanadan (7th dan) to Pete Woodrow McDowell

October 26, 2017

From Hanshi Tino Ceberano, by Sensei Terry O'Neil, to Sensei Pete Woodrow McDowell

The Kizuna Brotherhood Donates to the Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool 

Changes to the Membership

March 30, 2017

The Kizuna Knights have voted to a change in the membership system.  This will be effective from now with completion by June 1st 2017.

Woodrow reads at the Grave side of GM Colwell

November 02, 2016

Woodrow reading a chapter from Slayers of the Dark Web to Gm Colwell RIP xx

RIP George Towndrow a message from Kelvin Alleyne 9th Shakei

October 26, 2016

In the last week, we  lost special friend and Kizuna brother George Towndrow. For those who did not know him George was a student of Sensei Terry O’Neil, great friend of Gm Colwell and one of the best photographers in this business. Most of his photos are were in fighting arts magazine.

He was a top martial artist, a loyal friend and was treated by my parents as one of the family. George was bubbly, infectious and loyal to the point. If you needed him he would be there no matter always giving advice where required. He had a special affinity with GM Colwell and they used to talk for hours losing themselves in many subjects. These sessions, no doubt, would have  made excellent reading!

George my friend- my brother, it was a privilege to be your friend and I can say all who knew you would say the same.

I and all Kizuna will never forget you brother – may god take care of you on your next journey.

Kelvin and all brothers of Kizuna.

Special Honour awarded to Sensei Alan Howells

October 24, 2016

An honorary Kizuna brotherhood was awarded tonight to Sensei Alan Howells. Sensei Howells was introduced to Sensei McDowell earlier this year during the Forging Seminars.

"I met Alan during class and I am now honoured to call him my friend and Kizuna brother. Alan shows a courage I humbly bow to. When I asked my fellow Knights to honour Alan the vote was unanimous."  

Alan holds the spirit all Kizuna aspire to - Alan your brothers salute you.

Kizuna Presentation Evening

July 16, 2016

The Kizuna evening - the first of many

Mr Willy Gillow Kizuna brother

June 09, 2016

Brother Willy Gillow out thoughts are with you - stay strong brother xxx

The forging Seminars - Day 1

May 28, 2016

Sensei Mc Dowell Kicked of his return to teaching with a five-hour seminar, never one to worry about the clock, he spent three and a half hours of technical discussion before physical work was applied. 

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Sensei Billy Green - GM Colwells first dan grade

May 09, 2016

An interview with Billy Green - coming shortly

Gary Spiers Kizuna Medal

April 20, 2016

Alan Hesketh travels to New Zealand to present Gary Spiers  Kizuna medal to his family. 

Sensei McDowell's Return to Instruction

April 06, 2016

Pete Woodrow McDowell announces the forging Seminars

Kizuna's chosen Charity

March 10, 2016


Presentation of 6th Dan Obi to Guy Keen.

February 28, 2016

Presentation of 6th Dan Obi to Guy Keen by Pete Woodrow McDowell after Guy's return from Okinowa after a succesfull grading by Higaonna Morio Sensei.

Ronnie Colwell Memorial Old Way Seminar

February 28, 2016

Old Ways Seminar in honour of our Founder GM Ronnie Colwell. Instrution by Kizuna Knight Pete Woodrow McDowell. 

Museum of Liverpool - BBC Media Coverage

January 28, 2016

A suit of samurai armour has been installed at the Museum of Liverpool which belonged not to some fearsome ancient warrior, but to a modern day martial arts "legend", who served with the SAS, led an Olympic team, became a karate grandmaster and helped change the city forever.

Bay TV Interview

January 28, 2016

Interview for the GM Colwell Museum display

Museum of Liverpool - BBC Radio Interview

January 28, 2016

Listen to the BBC Radio Interview

Posthumous Kizuna Medal award to Sensei Gary Spiers

October 19, 2015

n honour of GM Colwell the medal was passed at his graveside to Alan Hesketh who will oversee the delivery of the Medal to Gary’s family in New Zealand.

Stone Setting for GM Colwell

August 27, 2015

Ceromonial Stone setting for GM Ronnie Colwell


Lifetime award for GM Colwell

July 16, 2010

Presentation of Lifetime award by Mike Tyson 


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