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Randolph Williams (1956-2012)
6th Dan - 23rd February 2012

Randolph (Randy) Williams, 6th Dan, 1956-2012

The KUGB is very sad to announce the death of one of our senior instructors, Randolph Williams 6th Dan.

Randy started training with the KUGB in 1975 and has been an outstanding and honorable member until this sad day. Randy competed for many years and was a member of the KUGB's England Squad, achieving many notable successes throughout that time. He was part of the Squad that won the team event in the JKA World Championships in 1980, beating Japan in the final. He also achieved numerous other titles both nationally and internationally, and was an outstanding competitor.

Randy also ran the Leeds Shotokan Karate Club and has produced many fine students, including high level competitors who have also achieved places on the KUGB's National Squads.

Randy was a very friendly man and well liked and respected by all those who knew him.

We offer our sincere condolences to his family.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Mrs (Vi) Williams greatly appreciates the many messages of sympathy which have been sent about her son and wishes it to be known that any friends or students who wish to attend his funeral will be made very welcome.

There will be a church service followed by internment.

The date is Friday 9th March at 1.30pm.

The service will be held at:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Kingswear Parade
Crossgates
Leeds
LS15 8LH

This will be followed by internment at Harewood Cemetery.

Vi and her family would like to invite all who attend to join them for refreshments and the location of the refreshment venue is below.

Vi has asked for family flowers only.

For those who wish, donations can be made to St Gemma's Hospice and sent c/o:

Morag Campbell
Wm. Dodgson and Son Funeral Services
Lupton Avenue
Leeds
LS9 6EQ

Please make cheques payable to St Gemma's Hospice.

 

UPDATE

The venue for refreshments is:

West Indian Centre
10 Laycock Place
Chapeltown
Leeds
LS7 3JA
0113 2629496

 

Randolph Williams passing his 6th Dan in 2006

Randolph passing his 6th Dan with Rob Welsh in October 2006.

Randy Williams, 6th Dan, in action competing at the KUGB Nationals

Randy competes at the KUGB Nationals.

Randolph Williams, 6th Dan KUGB, with Sensei Enoeda

Randy with the late Sensei Enoeda.

The following photographs of Randy are courtesy of Jane Naylor-Jones and reproduced here with kind permission from Jane...

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

Randolph Williams (1956-2012), 6th Dan, with the KUGB Squad

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