Toban Taplin, 1st Dan

Toban started training in Zen Do Kai Karate and Muay Thai whilst spending a year in Australia in 1999. After returning to the UK he continued to train Muay Thai and Brazillian Ju-Jitsu before moving to London and discovering Goju Ryu at the DKK Westminister dojo in 2003.

"Training in Goju Ryu under Sensei Mulholland has pushed me far beyond what I believed I was capable of achieving; it has given me a new level of understanding of how I can push myself and my development farther still, in both martial arts and in life. The depth of knowledge and ability at DKK under Sensei Mulholland cultivates an environment of self-imrovement that carries over into all aspects of my life, and that I carry with me whilst living and training abroad."

Now living and training in Vancouver, Canada, Toban was awarded Shodan-Ho in 2008 and achieved full Shodan at Summer school in June 2009.

Yondan 4th Dan

Sandan 3rd Dan

Nidan 2nd Dan

Shodan 1st Dan