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Shotokan Karate Kanazawa-Ryu International Federation (SKKIF)


SKKIF is the UK host organisation for Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) which is the world’s largest single style karate organisation with over 2½ million members in 130 countries. Dedicated to following the guidance and philosophy of Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan), SKKIF offers a comprehensive training syllabus for traditional Shotokan style karate in both set and freestyle fighting. Apart from gaining a thorough grounding in self-defence, training with SKKIF improves and maintains fitness, flexibility, speed, strength, self-awareness and discipline. The teaching structure results in high technical standards and the ability to utilise techniques in practical situations. It is however an inclusive style of training so that karateka of all ages and abilities are able to benefit from the training.  SKKIF has affiliated dojos throughout the UK. Regular training courses are provided both by the UK Chief Instructor, Roger Carpenter, and leading Japanese instructors on their regular visits to the UK including Kancho’s sons Nobuaki, Fumitoshi & Daizo as well as Manabu Murakami. Soke Kanazawa has now retired from international travel with his eldest son Nobuaki now taking on the title of Kancho.  Kyu gradings are conducted by senior UK instructors although there is also the opportunity to grade at any level with instructors from SKIF HQ.  All dan grades are are officially registered in Japan.




SKKIF Club Links


Windsor - Berkshire

Fulham, Barnes & Richmond - West London

Guildford - Surrey

East Grinstead - Sussex

Watford - Herts

Ilford - Essex

Flitton - Bedfordshire

Milton Keynes - Bucks

Telford - Shropshire

Stoke - Staffs

Lytham - Lancs

Blackpool - Lancs

Preston - Lancs

North East Scotland

Launceston - Cornwall


For contact details of other SKKIF clubs without websites, see the main SKKIF website.