Clayton Murrain's Karate Profile|
Clayton Murrain started Karate in 1969 at the Temple Karate Centre in Birmingham with his friend
Clive Henry. They joined the Temple as it was one of the largest clubs in Birmingham at the time.
It started with Clayton training at Digbeth Civic Hall (another venue for the Temple) on a Sunday
morning for 2 Hours with Ken Dicks. His instructors at The Temple Karate were Toru Takamizawa,
Sakagami, Ken Dicks and John Hopkins.
Clayton began to compete when he reached Green Belt.
He won numerous individual and team Championships with the Temple.
The Temple Karate were one of the most successful Karate Teams of the 1970's and during this
Golden Era of Karate the team consisted of Clayton Murrain, Eddie Cox, Fred Rose, Eugene
Codrington, Joe Kissane, Josh Johnson and Al Knight. Still to this day the Temple is held in high
regard by all those who are in the know about Karate, especially those who practice Wado-ryu Style
Clayton started teaching Karate in The Temple about 1975 and he has been teaching Karate for
38 Years. He went into teaching Karate after retiring from a successful career in fighting and
decided to go into coaching to pass on his knowledge, collected as a member of the
Temple Karate Club. On retirement Clayton took over the management and running of Temple
Karate Squad which was very successful featuring many World Champions and European
Champions in Semi-contact and Kickboxing.
Clayton has been very successful at producing many National and International Champions in
Traditional Wado-ryu, Sport Karate and Kickboxing.
In 1980 Clayton decided to create the new association.
The Temple Team (Clayton picture on the far right) Eugene Codrington, Clayton & Joe Kissane
Clayton & Eugene Toru & Clayton
Clayton's Instructor Toru pictured on the right.
Clayton Pictured bottom right.
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