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Denis Casey

Official representative of Haruyoshi Yamada 10th Dan Soke.

Chief Instructor of the Shito-Ryu Shukokai Union England & Chief Instructor for Great Britain.

Vice president of the Shito-Ryu Shukokai World Union.

Chief Instructor and Founder of Nakashi Karate Academy (est. 1974).

Chief Instructor of Altrincham Karate Club.

E.K.G.B. Instructor Assessment Officer (S.S.U.).

Denis Casey
Denis Casey Signature

Miscellaneous:-

Former member of the English National Kumite Squad.

Former English National Referee.

Experience in other Martial Arts:-

Judo                          Jiu-Jitsu                    Kobu-Do
Aikido                        Iai-Do

Full Profile

 

1968 - Began training in Karate (Wado-Ryu) - 4th Kyu (B.K.A.)

1970 - Joined the Y.M.C.A. Shukokai Karate Club Manchester
(members of the Shukokai Karate Union).

1974 - 1st Dan (S.K.U.)

1977 - 2nd Dan (S.K.U.)

1980 - 3rd Dan (S.K.U.)

1985 - 4th Dan (S.K.U.)

1990 - 5th Dan (S.K.U.)

1996 - 6th Dan (S.S.K.U.)

2003 - 7th Dan (S.S.K.U.)

2013 - 8th Dan (S.S.U.) - Graded in Japan


Positions held within the S.K.U.:-

Member of the Executive Committee 1975 - 1998.

Member of the Technical Committee 1980 - 1998.

National Squad Manager/Coach 1983 - 1998.

Kumite Referee.

Chief Kata Judge.

English Karate Governing Body Instructor Assessment Officer.


October 1998 resigned membership of S.K.U.

(Reason for resignation, to gain more knowledge of the true Shukokai/Shito-Ryu system.)

November 1998 formed the Shukokai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do.

1st August 1999 approved membership of the E.K.G.B.

22nd August 1999 travelled to Japan to train under the World Chief Instructor of Shukokai, Haruyoshi Yamada, successor to the late Chojiro Tani the founder of Shukokai.

 

September 1999 accepted into the World Shito-Ryu Shukokai Union
under the leadership of Haruyoshi Yamada.

 

Name of association changed to reflect this honour -
The Shito-Ryu Shukokai Union England was born.

 

6th Dan grading ratification in Karate by Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.

6th Dan grading ratification in Shito-Ryu Shukokai Karate in the form of a practical grading under Haruyoshi Yamada, World Chief Instructor Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do (Shito-ryu Shukokai Union).

7th Dan grading in Shito-Ryu Shukokai Karate under Haruyoshi Yamada, World Chief Instructor
Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do (Shito-ryu Shukokai Union).

8th Dan grading in Japan in Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate under Haruyoshi Yamada, World Chief Instructor Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do (Shito-ryu Shukokai Union).

 

 

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