Prof. Dr. Roger W. Mills

Started 1967 in Wado Ryu and trained under Senseis Tatsuo Suzuki, Maeda, Fuji and Kobayashi. Started clubs at Brunel - The University of West London while studying for his first university degree, and in Bracknell, his home town. The Bracknell club, formed in 1973, became the Hombu for the group of clubs subsequently established.

Before leaving Wado Ryu in 1976, Roger achieved the rank of 3rd Dan, had competed at national level, was a fully qualified national judge and referee, and had served on the technical and executive committees of the United Kingdom Karate-do Wadokai.

In 1975 Roger and his clubs joined Sensei Yoshinao Nanbu's Sankukai group, training primarily with Sensei Ryozo Tsukada. After the breakup of the Sankukai group and the creation of Nanbudo, Roger remained with Sensei Ryozo Tsukada, who subsequently joined Sensei Kenji Kusano in mainstream Shitoryu. In that group Roger retook his Sankukai 5th Dan and was awarded 5th Dan Shitoryu.

When political differences caused problems within the Shitoryu group, Roger and his clubs created the British Shitoryu Karate Association (BSKA) in 1985. After a number of years as a member of the English Karate governing body Roger and his clubs decided to join forces with Frank Perry's Seiki Juko (true spirit) organisation UKSKO as the Shitoryu arm of the group. Roger holds the rank of 8th Dan.

Bob Sergent

Bob started his martial arts career in 1974 with Professor Dr Roger Mills who opened what is currently the BSKA Hombu. He has followed Roger ever since that day, having trained in Wado Ryu, Sankukai, and Shito-Ryu. He holds black belts in all 3 styles.

Bob instructs at the Hombu in Bracknell, and is highly regarded by the BSKA instructors and students for his dedication to the individual members and the association. He has had extensive involvement in the training of juniors and is held in very high regard for his tireless efforts in trying to bring the best out of them. He is the longest serving member of the BSKA after Kyoshi Mills, celebrating his 40th year with the group in 2014, and holds the rank of 7th Dan.

Simon Wakerley

Simon began training in karate in 1980 and attained his 1st Dan Black Belt in 1993 under Sensei Professor R W Mills 8th Dan. He has furthered his studies and training and currently ranks 5th Dan Black Belt which he achieved in 2014. During the late eighties Simon competed at National level in most of the British Championships competitions. Whilst he has now retired from National competition he continues to attend courses and seminars to maintain the clubs high standards of martial arts.

For many years he has taught Karate and Self Defence to students of differing levels at various clubs. He is an NVQ/BTec Qualified Instructor, holds a (CRB) Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Certificate and is a member of the British Shito-Ryu Karate Association technical committee.  

Iain Millan

Iain started his martial arts career in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1976. The first style he chose was Sankukai, led by Nanbu Sensei who he studied under in the late 70’s. Iain moved to the South East of England in 1983, where he started training under his current Sensei and a change of style to Shito-Ryu.

A keen competitor in both Kata and Kumite has led him to become a proficient instructor who holds the rank of Sandan. Iain studied for over a year to qualify for an NVQ/BTEC Level 2 in Martial Arts coaching.  An accomplished golfer with a 3 handicap he professes that comparing Karate with Golf, the similarity in body mechanics and focus, has helped him to achieve this.

Tony Blinko

Tony started his martial arts career as a junior in 1982 with Sensei Jim Ferris 3rd Dan, a long-standing member of BSKA. Tony is the Director of Sports at a large comprehensive school and enjoys training according to traditional standards.

He holds the rank of 3rd Dan and has a CRB enhanced certificate

Del Francis

Del started his martial arts career in 1978 with Sensei Bob Sergent 6th Dan in Sankukai before transferring to Shito Ryu.

Del is a successful businessman and holds the rank of 3rd Dan. He is also a registered Yoga teacher

Bruce Taylor

Bruce joined Wokingham karate club in 1984 after returning from Australia, where he had schooled, lived and worked for nearly four years. Whilst at Wokingham he trained under Paul Moraviec and competed in local kumite competitions.  

Bruce also joined Bracknell karate club in the late 80’s where he gained further knowledge of  karate  from sensei Bob Sergent (6th Dan), as well as from Chief Instructor Professor Dr Roger Mills , (8th  Dan). Further tuition was gained from Kusano 8th  Dan on his visit to the Bracknell BSKA HQ from Japan. Bruce passed his 1st Dan in 1999 and now holds the rank of 3rd Dan which was attained in 2008.

As well as instructing in karate, Bruce also coaches and manages a local football team and holds his FA level 1 coaching badge, as well as emergency aid and safeguarding children certificates.