INSTRUCTORS

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Supreme Instructor

SOKE HIROKAZU KANAZAWA

One of the world's most renowned and respected traditional karate master. Hirokazu Kanazawa won the All Japan Karate Championships.  He was a former student of Master Gichin Funakoshi who founded the  Shotokan style.

 Soke Kanazawa started SKIF in 1978, attracting  millions of students worldwide.  Soke died in December2019

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Chief Instructor and Chairman of SKKIF

KYOSHI ROGER CARPENTER

Roger Carpenter 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 .

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Heiwa Instructor

SENSEI JULIE MAYES

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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Kancho

KANCHO NOBUAKI KANAZAWA

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

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Heiwa Instructor

SENSEI JACKIE DALY

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.