Welcome to the official
Shukokai Karate Union®
Established in 1969
Shukokai (pronounced Shu-Ko-Kai)
is a style of Karate that was introduced to England in 1968 by the Japanese instructors Sensei Tani and Sensei Kimura. In 1969 the Shukokai Karate Union (SKU) was formed as the original Shukokai Karate organisation for England.
We have a history of Karate excellence second to none and many champions of national and international level have been trained in our clubs.
Our clubs run beginners courses for new members wanting to learn this exciting art/sport. All SKU instructors are part of an ongoing instructor training programme and are CRB checked.
The SKU has a full events programme of specialised courses where club members can train together with members from other clubs under the supervision of SKU chief instructor sensei Stan Knighton 9th Dan. Such is the depth of SKU high ranking senior sensei’s that the minimum grade of instructors on these courses is 6th Dan.
In addition to our members Kumite and Kata championships we host the annual SKU British Open championships where other Karate organisations can take part.
Click here for 2013 British Open info
The SKU has produced a collection of 3 Kata DVDs which are an ideal reference and training aid.
There is also a bunkai application section for every Kata.
You can purchase the DVD here