Sensei Monigatti began his training in January 2010 with the Glasgow
Karate Academy. Starting initially as a method for getting fit, it very quickly turned
into a full-time passion.
Paul entered his first ever competition in the Inaugural GKA open championships, proudly taking
bronze in the team kumite.
Now with a taste for competition, Paul was successfully selected onto the KUGB Scotland
kumite squad and proudly represented Scotland at the 2012 Grand Slam in Chesterfield.
Paul gained his Instructors qualification
in August 2012 at the KUGB Summer School in Lancaster.
Paul sat all of his grading examinations from 9th to 1st Kyu under Sensei Frank
Brennan (7th Dan) and in March 2013 achieved his Shodan (1st Dan) under Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan).
2012 Paul achieved the award of GKA 'Student of the Year' which he says is his proudest achievement to date.
Paul achieved his Nidan (2nd Dan) under Sensei Andy Sherry and Frank Brennan in 2016 and was a member of the
KUGB Scottish National Squad, later training on the JKS Scotland National Squad.
Paul Monigatti's ambition is to develop his knowledge of Shotokan
Karate within the GKA thus passing on all he has gained to the younger students.
"Spirit first, technique second."