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Written by Jim Miller   
Monday, 18 June 2012


Hamish Adam MBE

Hamish was awarded the MBE in the Queens Honours list on the 16th June 2012

for his services to karate.  Congratulations to Hamish great news and well

deserved from all at Scottish Karate.

Hamish has been involved in karate for over 40 years and is one of the founding members of the Scottish Karate Federation, the largest karate group in Scotland. Hamish began his training with Japanese instructors and remained with them until the Scottish Karate Federation was formed when he then became the chairman of the federation. Hamish has always been involved in the competition side of karate and his many achievements include Scottish, British, European and World titles. He was a member of the Scottish team winning European Gold and the British team winning the World Championships in 1975, the first team ever to beat Japan. On retiring from competition he became coach to the Scottish national team, a position he held for 15 years. As well as his involvement with the Meadowbank Karate Group and the SKF he is a national coach to the Scottish team, Director of Sport to the Scottish Karate Governing Body and is a member of the technical committee for European Wadokai Karate.

On the 16th July 2012 Hamish was awarded an MBE for his extraordinary services to karate. An honour that cements Hamish's credentials as one of the most successful and recognised personalities in the sport of modern day karate

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