KOKUSAI BUTOKUKAI  | International Martial Arts Federation 
|   SHORINJI RYU KARATE DO  |   OKINAWA KOBUDO   |   TAI CHI   |   Founded 1976 by O´Sensei Richard Kim, Hanshi, 10. Dan

Alasdair MacMhaoirn | 3. Dan |

Acupuncture Practitioner

1958
Born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

1972
Began Karate training at the Quoi Wong Karate School.


1977
Began studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario and began training in the International Butokukai, with Sensei D. Fairbatiuk, and Sensei E. Nelson.  Attended seminars with O' Sensei Kim in the coming years.

1981
Graduated, B.Sc. (Hons) genetics.

1981-82
Began study of Yang Style Tai Chi.

1984
Began graduate degree in Scottish History and the University of Guelph.

1986
Sho-Dan Shorinji Ryu Karate Do
(1st master degree) Butokukai International, Canada.

1987
Began Ninjutsu, with Canada Ninjutsu, Sensei S. Lai, which included Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Kung.

1989
Graduated Ph.D. Scottish History, and began work at various universities in Canada.

1992
Sho-Dan Shui Kyu (1st master degree) Ninjutsu.

1992
Moved to family home in Scotland, founded Gaelic Language teaching centre.

1994-2004
Trained with the Scottish Shotokan Academy.

1997-2000
Studied Traditional Traditional Chinese Medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, England.

2000
Graduated Licensed Acupuncturist.

2002
Studied Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Shulan College, Manchester, England.

2008
Began study of Kyoshu Jutsu with Prof Rick Clark, USA.

2004-2019
Lecturer at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye began Shorinji Karate Clubs in the College in Skye and later in Tain, Ross-shire

2006
Ni-Dan Karate Do
 (2nd master degree), Northern Budo Alliance, Scotland.

2011
San-Dan Karate Do
(3rd master degree), Northern Budo Alliance, Scotland.

2011
Joined the Kokusai Butokukai.
Awarded San-Dan 
Shorinji Ryu Karate Do  (3rd master degree) by O' Sensei Chalamon.

2014
Yon-Dan Shidoin (4th master degree)  by Sensei Claudio Artusi, Italian Budo Alliance.

2016
Graduated Dr. Science in Alternative Medicines, Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, India.

2018
Travelled to Nanjing and Beijing, China to study FSN acupuncture.

2019
Appointed a Fellow Member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (ATCM UK).

2019
Elected as a council member for the FSN Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Beijing.

1980 to present
Solo piping competitor in numerous events throughout North America and Scotland.

2018 to present
Assistant Lead Piper and then (2019) Lead Piper for the Saor Alba (Free Scotland) Pipes and Drums.