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Michael Clarke

By the age of 17, Michael Clarke, Kyoshi 8th dan was behind bars, a veteran street fighter serving a two-year sentence for occasioning grievous bodily harm.Turning 18 behind the walls of one of England's most notorious prisons 'Strangeways', was a wake up call that began his climb off the bottom. Released back into society on parole in December 1973, he began training in karate in January 1974. After ten years of training in the Japanese system of Tani-ha Shito-ryu, he travelled to Okinawa for...See more