Who is Bushido Karate Club affiliated to?

Bushido Karate Club is affiliated with the following Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation organisations to ensure that our students have access to world-class instructors from SKIF GHQ in Tokyo, such as Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa (pre-2013), Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa, Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami, Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei, Daizo Kanazawa Sensei, Shinji Tanaka Sensei, Ryusho Suzuki Sensei, Sensei Paul Huglo and Sensei Hiyori Kanazawa and many more.

SKIF International (Worldwide)



Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) was established in 1978 by Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, the Director and General Manager for the Foreign Affairs Division of the Japan Karate Association before he founded SKIF. SKIF, a Government-recognised Specified Non-Profit Organisation in Japan, has expanded its activities since its founding. It now has affiliated groups in over 130 countries with several million members worldwide.

The philosophy of Shotokan Karate-do is based on the traditional budo spirit of karate, which seeks the perfection of character through hard training and discipline. In addition to the traditional philosophy underpinned by the Rei-to-Setsu and Dojo-Kun, SKIF also seeks youth's healthy mental and physical growth and peaceful international exchange of friendships through training and competition.

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SKIF Ireland (Ireland)

SKIF Ireland Logo

SKIF Ireland Logo

In 1971, the Irish Karate Union was formed  At that time, the organisation was with the JKA/KUGB.  When Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa created the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation in 1978,  the organisation left the JKA/KUGB and joined SKIF.  Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland was formed in 1978. SKIF Ireland is the largest single-style karate organisation in Ireland, with many clubs in the country.

World Chief Instructor Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan SKIF) and SKIF GHQ Instructors Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa, Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami, Daizo Kanazawa Sensei, Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei, Shinji Tanaka Sensei, Ryusho Suzuki Sensei have visited Ireland regularly over the years.

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Book a Trial Class at Bushido Karate Club

Bushido Karate Club is currently accepting new members. Contact us today to book a trial class in Douglas or Carrigtwohill and begin your karate journey. Places are limited so call today to avoid disappointment.