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Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami - 8th Dan SKIF

Chief Instructor of Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation

Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami 8th Dan SKIF performing Tobi-Geri

Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami currently holds the rank of 8th Dan and is the current SKIF Chief Instructor and has won the SKIF world Championships an impressive three times. Murakami Shihan has been to Ireland many times, giving great seminars and grading examinations

World Championship Results

1st Place Team Kumite & Team Kata
1988 SKIF World Championships
Utsunomiya, Japan

1st Place Individual Kumite
1991 SKIF World Championships
Mexico City, Mexico

1st Place Team Kumite & Individual Kumite
1994 SKIF World Championships
Yokohama, Japan

1st Place Team Kumite
2000 SKIF World Championships
Bali, Indonesia

1st Place Team Kumite
2003 SKIF World Championships
Durban, South Africa

Born on 1st October 1966 in Kyushu, an island in the south of Japan, He started practising Karate at nine years with JKA instructor Sensei Maruo. When Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa formed SKIF, he immediately joined his organisation in the '70s. At 18, Shihan Murakami studied at Takusoku university in Tokyo, where previously Soke Kanazawa had studied. When graduating, he took the two-year SKIF Instructors course at the central SKIF Dojo and has remained there to this day.

As Shihan Manabu Murakami said, "you should have fun practising Karate, and if you motivate yourself, you will get better each time. Look for that motivation which will stimulate you to enjoy it, and then you will go far".