a representative association of the Shotokan Karate-do International
Federation in Tokyo
. SKKIF belongs to one of the world’s largest Shotokan karate
bodies, with over 2˝ million members in over 100 countries. As
a non-profit making organisation, SKKIF ensures the money you pay
for SKKIF courses, Gradings and Membership goes back into the association to
benefit all members.
Dedicated to following the teachings of
Kanazawa 10th dan, SKKIF offers a comprehensive training syllabus for
this traditional style in both set and free-style fighting. Apart
from getting a thorough grounding in self defence, training with
SKKIF improves and maintains fitness, flexibility, speed, strength,
self-awareness and discipline. A well thought-out
teaching structure that results in high technical standards and the
ability to utilise techniques in real fight situations. It aims to
bring out the best in Karateka of all ages and abilities.
Roger Carpenter (8th Dan)
is the Chairman of SKKIF UK and runs the Yudansha-kai training
sessions every month for Brown belts. Kyoshi Carpenter regularly tours the clubs
Soke Kanazawa’s comprehensive and demanding syllabus, which offers a solid
and traditional grounding in Shotokan
SKKIF has affiliated Dojos throughout
England and Scotland, a full list of
clubs can be found on the main
Competitions: SKKIF has a
National Competition every year, with regular SKIF European
and SKIF World Championships every three years.
standards: All Gradings are judged by trained senior
instructors, with opportunities to grade with Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa
7th dan twice a year, all SKKIF black belts are officially
registered in Japan. Regular specialised training for club
instructors and a SKKIF Technical Committee, ensures high uniform
standards are maintained.
Kodokai Karate club:
Is an extremely active club run by sensei
Kevin Leigh 6th dan, the club has a large membership and is one of the
biggest in Hertfordshire. Kodokai organise and run many International
courses in Watford and their head instructor sensei Leigh is often
invited to teach at other Dojos in the UK and abroad. The club is very
proactive in attending as many events as possible and regularly invite guest
instructors to teach at their dojo.