Biography


Dr. Alf Garbutt

Dr. Alf Garbutt

1975, awarded his black belt rank from the Japan Karate Association by Master Teruyuki Okazaki

Has studied with the following martial arts Masters:

T. Okazaki (Shotokan), Sifu Kenny Gong (Shing Yi Chuan), Rod Kobayashi (Seidokan Aikido), Steve Fisher (tournament fighting), Dan Anderson (American Freestyle / tournament fighting and Arnis), Mike Stone, Tadashi Yamashita, Oleg Spector (Russian Systema SpetsNaz survival tactics)

2004, Tournament Promoters Association top adult male fighter

2005, North American Sports Karate Association (NASKA) World Champion, heavy weight black belt men age 50 and over fighting

2005, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), World Champion, black belt men age 45 and over all weights fighting (Germany)

2005, Blue Grass Nationals World Championships, World Champion, heavy weight black belt men age 50 and over fighting (Louisville, Kentucky)

2005, American Karate Association Grand Nationals, 1st place heavy weight black belt men age 50 and over fighting

2007, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), World Champion, black belt men age 45 and over, heavy weights fighting (Ireland)

2007, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), World Champion, black belt men age 45 and over, bladed weapons forms (Ireland)

2007, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), Silver Medal, black belt men age 45 and over, open weapons forms (Ireland)

2007, Long Beach International, 1st place traditional kumite and sport karate fighting divisions

2008, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), World Champion, black belt men age 45 and over, heavy weight fighting (Ireland)

2008, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), Silver Medals, black belt men age 45 and over, open weapons forms and traditional weapons forms (Ireland)

2009, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), World Champion, black belt men age 45 and over, heavy weight fighting ( Ocean City, Maryland)

2009, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), World Champion, black belt men age 45 and over, open weapons forms and second place in Grands

2009, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), World Champion, Chambara (padded weapons combat), katana and open divisions

2009, World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA), Silver Medal, black belt men age 45 and over, Chinese weapons forms

2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, NASKA, black belt men age 50 and over heavy height fighting World Championship Series, 2nd place

World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame, 2006 Male Fighter of the Year Award

Action Martial Arts Magazine’s Hall of Fame and Spirit Award, 2006 Outstanding Achievements in The Martial Arts

WOMAA 2008 International Hall of Fame, USA Competitor of the Year Award

WOMAA 2009 International Sportsmanship Award

Certified NASKA Official

Certified WOMAA International Official/Judge (used in Grand Championships)

Coached WOMAA Grand Champions in black belt fighting (2009) and brown belt weapons and forms (2007)

Team doctor for 2005 Team Comprehensive (World Champion Team) and Team America at WOMAA World Games 2005 to 2009

Owner and instructor of the Malibu Karate Club, 1981-1983