On 25th October 2015 Ronnie Watt OBE ORS travelled to France with his NKF karate team to compete in an international tournament. At the end of the tournament Alain was very surprised and honored to receive the Shogun award, which was presented in front of the competitors and audience including many French VIP’s

Alain has trained karate for over 50 years staring in 1963 and was an assistant to Taiji Kase, a legendary Japanese Karate master who lived in France. Alain trained alongside Kase for 35 years. Ronnie and Alain have become great friends during this time.