Denis Casey (8th Dan Tasshi)
Official representative of Haruyoshi Yamada 10th Dan Soke.
President & Chief Instructor of the Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do World Union (United Kingdom).
Vice president of the Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do World Union.
Chief Instructor and Founder of Nakashi Karate Academy
Chief Instructor of Altrincham Karate Club.
E.K.G.B. Instructor Assessment Officer (S.S.U.).
デニス • ケイシー
Former member of the English National Kumite Squad.
Former English National Referee.
Experience in other Martial Arts:-
Judo Jiu-Jitsu Kobu-Do
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.K.U.)
1996 - 6th Dan (S.S.K.U.) - Grade ratified in Japan by Haruyoshi Yamada
2003 - 7th Dan (S.S.K.U.) - Graded in Japan by Haruyoshi Yamada
2013 - 8th Dan (S.S.K.U.) - Graded in Japan by Haruyoshi Yamada
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.
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).