CV Ronnie Watt 8th Dan ORS

Ronnie Watt 8th Dan WKC Director of Shotokan Karate
Technical Board Member World Karate Confederation
8th Dan International Shotokan Ryu Karate - Do Shihankai
President & Chief Instructor National Karate Institute Scotland
OCR RSA Di NVQ Level 4

Sensei Watt is a keen sportsman. He enjoys Shotokan Karate, Weight Training, Charitable Organisation Work, Aberdeen Sports Council, History and Cars.

1st Dan 21/03/69 Examiner : H Kanazawa (9th Dan) K Enoeda (8th Dan) Ratified : M Nakayama (10th Dan)
2nd Dan 23/08/72 Examiner : H Kanazawa (9th Dan) K Enoeda (8th Dan) Ratified : M Nakayama (10th Dan)
3rd Dan 09/09/76 Examiner : T Kase (9th Dan) K Enoeda (8th Dan) H Shiria (8th Dan) Ratified : M Nakayama (10th Dan)
4th Dan 11/09/81 Examiner : T Kase (9th Dan) K Enoeda (8th Dan) H Shiria (8th Dan) Ratified : M Nakayama (10th Dan)
5th Dan 19/09/86 Examiner : T Kase (9th Dan) H Shiria (8th Dan) Ratified : B Wheelan Chairman SKB J Delcourt Chairman WUKO
6th Dan 27/02/94 Ratified H Adam (7th Dan) A Murdoch Secretary SKB Appointed by Technical Committee for 30 years Services to Karate
7th Dan 10/10/97 Ratified C Henki (General Secretary) World Karate Confederation F Wendland (President) World Karate Confederation
8th Dan April 2005 Dr Fritz Wendland (founding President ofthe WKC), Marko Nicovic (7th Dan Wado Ryu of the United Nations), Tomi Ochi (5th Dan Shotokan, Japan) Joe Mirza (8th Dan Shito Ryu, USA), Ladislav Klementis (8th Dan Gojo Ryu, Okinawa, Slovakia), Ilya Gouliev (7th Dan Shotokan, JKA Russia), Dave Friend (7th Dan Shotokan, South Africa)
8th Dan May 2005 8th Dan Kyoshi , International Shotokan-Ryu Karate -Do Shihankai
2003 WKC Director of Shotokan Karate
2006 Accepted Fellowship to International Shotokan-Ryu Karate- Do, Shihankai. Awarded title of Kyoshi

History Up To The Present Day.

1991 Organised major courses in Norway, has coached Norwegian Shotokan Team for competitions.
1991 Appointed Black belt grading examiner by Sensei T. Kase (9th Dan) for WSKA
Led delegation and Aberdeen Karate team to Gomel for Twin city training and tournament
1993 Received the "Glover Trophy" (Scottish Samurai) Award 
Received the "Services to Sport" Award from Aberdeen Sports Council.
1994 Appointed Grading Examiner for France by Professor Alain Verbeeck, 6th Dan French Shotokan Karate Academy.
Instrumental in designing the now very famous "Braveheart" tartan which is the first tartan designed specifically for the martial arts.
October 1996 D32, D33 Assessors awards
D34 Internal Verifiers award
1998 SSC was awarded NVQ Centre status.
Appointed Manager of the S.S.C. team to Bratislava for the European Karate Championships.

18/04/98 Put forward as RSA External Verifier
12/06/99 WKC World Championships Bochum Germany - Coached Scottish team to 2 bronze medals
15-16/06/00 WKC European Championships Clug- Napoca, Romania 6 bronze medals Team and Individual
25/10/00 World Cup for children, Valencia - Spain 2 bronze medals
5/01/01 3rd Dan Judo, Scottish Judo Federation approved by Bill Berry 7th Dan
1999- 2001 Organised World Karate Championships 2001 first 5 styles championship to be held in The UK
23/06/01 Appointed Regional President of the WKC for Great Britain and Ireland
March 2002 104 candidates qualified to NVQ standards
23/06/01 Appointed Regional President of the WKC for Great Britain and Ireland
16 & 17/03/02 Organised WKC Gt Britain and Ireland Referee and Judges Seminar over 100 referees and officials qualified from federations within the UK.
10/05/02 NVQ centre cited as a centre of excellence in OCR systems report, conducted by George Brand OCR and City Chambers of Aberdeen External Verifier
October 2002 WKC UK Regional President for 1st UK Open Championships, Belfast.
2003 Received award from the Combat Hall of Fame for outstanding Achievement for the promotion of Karate in the UK and in the World.
27th November 2003 Centre of Excellence Fiona Bruce top BBC Presenter awarded the OCR Oustanding Achievement Award to Alan MacLennan Black Belt student of Sensei Ronnie Watt National Karate Institute at an award ceremony held at Westminster, London
June 2004 Officially invited to be tournament director at the Second WKC South -East Asian & Oceania Championships New Delhi India 9th -12 December 2004
2004 Officially invited to be the WKC tournament director at the second WKC South East Asian & Ociania Championships, being held in New Delhi, India 9 - 12th December 2004.
6th to 9th January 2005 Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi, India Sensei Watt attended the 2nd WKC South-East Asian & Oceania Open Championships as WKC Director of Shotokan. during his stay Sensei Watt teamed up with other leading instructors and held special seminars over two days.
Sensei Watt has become a Burgess of Guild. This civic role reflects the great work done by the NKF as an ambassador for Aberdeen. In medieval times no man could engage in trade in Aberdeen unless he was a Burgess of the Guild
October 2005 2005 WKC World Championships Novi Sad Sensei Watt coached the NKF Scotland to a Bronze Medal bringing the number of medals attained by the NKF to 28 in ten years
November 2005 Sensei Watt Coached at the NKF Norway National Karate Festival with the childrens demonstration team being presented with a gold medal from Alf Ronny Fagerland the President of NKF Norway
December 2005 Sensei Watt was presented with The Outstanding Achievement Award for Sport from Judo Scotland presented by Bill Berry 7th Dan MBE
2006 Accepted Fellowship to International Shotokan-Ryu Karate- Do, Shihankai.
Awarded title of Kyoshi
May 2006 Sensei Watt coached Fiona Ellis and Yvonne Wildenberg to gold and silver medals in the WKC European championships in Bratislava
June 2006 Sensei Ronnie organized a children’s display at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. This was the first ever demonstration of karate held at the Parliament and was regarded as a fantastic display by the organizers and Members of Parliament
October 2006 WKC children’s world championships in Hanover Germany with over 1600 competitors Sensei Watt coached Lisa Calder to Gold Medal World Champion and Stuart Muirhead to a Bronze, Medal
2006 Sensei Ronnie Watt conducted several self-defence classes for the Royal College of General Practitioners, medical professionals, single mothers & the elderly helping to build their self-esteem and confidence. Through Active Schools over 300 children took up karate through Sensei Watt's free introductory classes
2007 Sensei Watt organised the WKC/ NKF March Course held in Aberdeen with over 200 students taking part. Along with Sensei Watt instructing on the course were Dr Fritz Wendland Founding President WKC and Mrs Tomie Ochi WKC Director of Asia
June 2007 WKC world championships in Bergamo,Italy Sensei Watt coached Vivienne Milne to Gold Medal World Champion in Ladies' Senior Kata
22nd June 2007 Sensei Watt was Awarded the 2007 North Sound Sports Inspiration Award Sponsored by Evens Helshaw. The award was collected by Gail Watt at the presentation at the Music Hall in Aberdeen
1st - 3rd July 2007 Sensei Watt was invited to Instruct in the 40th year Celebration Course at the Fallersleben Karate Club which Dr Fritz Wendland WKC Founding President started 40 years ago. The Guest instructors Shihan Hideo Ochi 8th Dan,Ronnie Watt 8th Dan WKC, Sensei Ohta 6th Dan and Sensei Sawada 7th Dan
October 2008 WKC Children's World Championships 11 medals for the Scottish team.
November 2008

Special course in Norway, 4 instructors : Martin Boag 6th Dan, Paul Kee 6th Dan, Ronnie Watt 8th Dan, Alf Ronnie Fagerland 4th Dan

November 2009
Release of biography THE SHOTOKAN WAY
New book titled ‘Ronnie Watt, 8th Dan’
by Dr. C. Layton.
May 2010 Awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by HM The Emperor of Japan
June 2010 Conducted Course in Belgrade Serbia for Senior Kata Referees for seventh European Championships.
October 2010 Carlio Italy 7th WKC Junior and Cadet Championship & World Cup for Children: NKI Aberdeen-based squad lifted seven medals.


13/11/87 NVQ TDLB Level 4 Courses Completed Learner Provider assistant Coach Award
14/12/87 Learner Provider Full Coach Award
26/10/86 N.C.F. Certificates: Structure of the Body
26/10/86 Stretching and Flexibility
25/05/89 Developing Endurance
10/05/93 Coaching Assessments attained by Dr Richard Cox Prevention and Treatment of Injury
15/05/93 Coaching Children
16/06/93 Prevention and Treatment of Injuries
10/04/94 Structure of the Body
03/05/94 Coach in Action
28/05/94 Understanding and Improving Skill
10/05/94 The Body in Action
14/05/94 S.K.B. Referee Course
15/05/94 S.K.B. Referee Practical course
17/05/94 Safety, and Injury
28/05/94 Understanding skills
28/05/94 Developing Flexibility
07/06/94 Developing Strength and Speed
09/06/94 British Institute of Sports Coaches
17/06/94 Planning and Practice
21/06/94 Working with Children
28/06/94 Working with Disabled Sports
27/05/95 First Aid certificate (immediate Care)
08/09/95 N.C.V.Q.D32/D33 (No AV0I041/95)
15/05/96 Scotvec D32/D33 (No 958662785)
20/10/96 RSA Centre Recognition
20/10/96 RSA Assessor Award
27-28/04/97 Mental Training
18/02/98 Developing Endurance
25/03/98 Developing Strength and Speed

Invited to be Board Member of WOMAF World Martial Arts