Sensei Alfred Ohimain

Position: Chief Instructor/President

 


 

Sensei Alfred Imohisimi Ohimain was born in England on 6th June, 1963 and is an alumnus of ST Finbarrs College Akoka and The University Of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile- Ife in Osun state, Nigeria.

 

He started karate in march 1976 and returned to Nigeria as a green belt in 1977 and continued his training under Sensei Jack Mbom (who was the most senior karataka and perhaps the most imminently qualified karate instructor at that time of its history in Nigeria).

 

He has in his over forty years experience, competed in various karate championships at various levels (i.e club, state and national levels). spending most of his time coaching now, he has produced a good number of the athletes on the Nigerian national karate team.

 

He is a 7th degree black belt and has served Nigeria in the respectable capacity of the national karate coach a few years ago.

 

Alfred was one of the first karate coaches to graduate from the national institute of sports (1983) and currently has a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education (University of Lagos, Nigeria).

 

Having taught me different government organizations (e.g. Nigerian police force, Nigerian airport Authority Security etc.) and private organizations, Alfred is no stranger to the training of individuals in effective self defense.

 

A strong believer in constant personal development, he regularly travels to Europe and the USA to train and improve on his technical level, teaching and coaching skills.

 

Alfred is a result oriented teacher and coach of high repute. greatly respected in Nigeria, he currently teaches karate and physical education at the American international school, Lagos – Nigeria.

 

He remains probably the most accomplished karate personality in the country as some of his achievements presented below will corroborate.

 

  • πŸ“ Started Karate 1976 – Kyokushinkai Karate in London, England.
  • πŸ“ Participant – British Karate Kyokushinkai National Championship 1976.
  • πŸ“ Quarter finalist – Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Silver Jubilee all styles karate championship’ 1977.
  • πŸ…1st place – British Karate Kyokushinkai National Championships Junior rank Team Kumite 1977.
  • πŸ… 1st place – Nigerian National Karate Championship 1980 .
  • πŸ… 1st place – Nigerian National Karate Championship 1981 Β·
  • πŸ… 1st place – Nigerian National Karate Championship 1983
  • πŸ… 2nd place – Nigeria vs. Niger (kata & team kumite) 1992
  • πŸ… Member of lagos state karate team up to 1995 for whom he
    won

– 1st place kumite in the NDL national karate championship,1993
– 1st place kumite in the NDL national karate championship,1994

 

  • πŸ“ Member of the national karate team for kata and kumite up to 1997.
  • πŸ“ Participant 7th j.k.a.-w.f. world karate championship, paris,1998
  • πŸ… 3rd place International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF), ISKF, International Goodwill Tournament, Philadelphia, USA – Team Kumite 1999.
  • πŸ… 2nd place ISKF, International Goodwill Tournament, Philadelphia, USA – Team Kumite 2001.2nd place ISKF, International Goodwill Tournament, Philadelphia, USA – Individual Kumite 2001.
  • πŸ… 1st. place ISKF, iInternational Goodwill Tournament, Philadelphia, USA – Team Kumite 2001.
  • πŸ… 3rd place ISKF, International Goodwill Tournament, Philadelphia, USA – Team Kumite 2002.
  • πŸ… 2nd place ISKF, International Goodwill Tournament, Philadelphia, USA – Individual Kumite 2004.

 

He has travelled yearly to England, Spain & USA since 1991 for karate training, courses and competitions including:

  • πŸ“ International Shotokan karate federation, master camp, U.S.A
  • πŸ“ Karate union of great Britain, summer camp.
  • πŸ“ English karate governing body head coach, tickey
  • πŸ“ Donovan’s summer camp

 

Has been directly responsible / played a major role in the successful organization of international training courses and competitions as well as the hosting of international karate instructors seminars and clinics such as those of:

 

  • πŸ“Sensei S. Yameogo Ivory Coast {5th dan), 1994
  • πŸ“ Sensei K. Enoeda Japan/England ( 8th dan), 2000
  • πŸ“ Sensei Frank Brennan ( 8th dan) and Andy Sherry (9th dan) 2005, 2010 and 2017
  • πŸ“ Wayne Otto ( 9 time world champion) and Jillian toney, 2 time world champion

 

Was appointed as an assessor for the karate union of Great Britain’s (KUGB) instructor qualification program.

 

Nigerian national karate coach. 2000 – 2004, during which the Nigerian team won:

 

  • πŸ“ The ufak zone 3 karate championship, 2002.
  • πŸ… 3 silver and 4 bronze medals at the 8th all africa games, abuja. Nigeria’s best result at the games to date
  • πŸ… 3rd. place {open weight) ufak africa karate championship durban, south africa 2004.
  • πŸ… 1st place {overall) zone 3 karate championship, 2004.

 

  • πŸ“ He is a Ufak zone 3, ‘a’ grade referee for kata & kumite.
  • πŸ“ He was the secretary to Ufak zone 3 technical committee.
  • πŸ“ He was a 4 term chairman of the Lagos state karate association duringΒ 

 

which Lagos state won:

Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  πŸ… Award for the best sports association in Lagos state

Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  πŸ… Award for outstanding performance during the Abuja 2004 National Sports Festival

 

He is currently the chief instructor/ president for the Nigerian association of Shotokan karate(NASK) which he continues to lead and inspire through., the organization of numerous learning events such as:

 

  • πŸ“National training courses
  • πŸ“ Referee/officiating course
  • πŸ“ Various karate championships, namely:

πŸ“ Under 18yrs. kata & kumite championships
πŸ“ Black belt (adult} kata & kumite championships
πŸ“ 3 on 3 team kumite championship
πŸ“ Β Various courses on kihon, kata and competition kumite
πŸ“ International courses conducted by Sensei k. enoeda 8th Dan japan karate association, who was until he passed away a world authority in Shotokan karate
πŸ“ Β International karate course with two top British karate instructors for may 2005, 2010 & 2017.

 

Alfred in his current role as chief instructor provides overall leadership for the development and growth of NASK, working with all instructors and functional heads to ensure that the day to day running of the association and the operation of the dojos are in conformity with the constitution and consistent with the rules of the Karate Federation on Nigeria (KFN) resonates in every way with international best practice for the administration of the sport.