One of the world's most renowned and respected traditional karate masters alive, Hirokazu Kanazawa is the only karateka ever to have won the notorious ‘All Japan Karate Championships’ twice. On one occasion he won the finals with a broken wrist. 

 In April 2000, while attending the 7th SKIF World Championships in Bali, Master Kanazawa was promoted to the grade of 10th Dan. He is currently the only living Shotokan Master to hold the grade. Although having this prestigious pedigree and being such a legendary karateka, Kanazawa Soke is also extremely charming and easily approachable. Being a natural teacher and communicator, he chooses to spend his time with as many of his students as possible, still travelling all over the world.


Soke Kanazawas oldest son has replaced his father as Kancho. He is an 8th dan and former SKI world champion.


Chief Instructor and Chairman of SKKIF, Roger Carpenter (7th Dan) Began Wado Ryu Karate in North London (under Sensei Bob Wignall) in 1964. Started training in Shotokan Karate in 1968 and attained Shodan from Hirokazu Kanazawa Shihan in 1973. Sensei Carpenter currently holds the grade of 8th dan .


Jackie started learning karate in 1994 with Sensei Asano, and graded with him up to and including her brown belt. Jackie began training with SKKIF and Kancho Kanazawa, who graded her to Shodan in 2005,  Nidan in 2009 and Sandan in 2014.  She regularly attends courses  in UK and across Europe. She has competed  in several competions for kumite and kata. Jackie has experience  working with children and adults who have special needs as well as  physical disabilities. She has taught students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aspergers, Autism, ADHD and OCD.


Julie started learning karate in 1982 with Sensei Barry Wilkinson who is now the Chief Instructor of England Wado Kai. She stopped training after a few years but resumed in 2002 and continued her studies with Kancho Kanazawa who graded her to Shodan in 2009 and to Nidan in 2012. She continues to train with SKKIF and Kancho Kanazawa and attends courses with him across the UK. She also has experience in working with children who have special needs, and has taught those with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aspergers, Autism and ADHD

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