Mick Bazylewycz is the Chief instructor of Wellingborough Kempo Karate Club and continues to be a die hard karateka. He is somewhat of a perfectionist in his own training, a quality that passes on to his students.
Mick started training in 1972 and has been training continuously in excess of 45 years and is a shining example of what dedication, true grit and hard work can get you.
He trained for many years under Sensei Mick Bird in Northants Kempo Karate Khan.
This was a brutal style of "no prisoners" traditional combat karate where only the toughest and most dedicated stayed the course.
1979 1st Dan - Sensei Mick Bird Northants Kempo
1981 2nd Dan - Sensei Mick Bird Northants Kempo
1984 3rd Dan - Sensei Mick Bird Northants Kempo
1995 4th Dan - Sensei,s Julian Mead / Harry Cook / Derek Ridgeway Butokukai
2004 5th Dan - Awarded by B.I.K.O executive committee
2017 6th Dan - Awarded by B.I.K.O executive committee
2001 1st Dan by Shihan Shingi & Julian Mead
2003 2nd Dan by Shihan Shingi & Julian Mead
2009 3rd Dan by Shihan Julian Mead & Ilpo
After attaining his 3rd Dan in 1984, He and other senior members hungered for more knowledge and wanted to expand their Martial Arts.
This led to the Kempo split in 1985 when Mick, Steve Kaczymerycz & Mark Sessions formed the Wellinborough Kempo Karate Club.
The Word "Kempo" means "to borrow" and this is exactly what he set about doing.