Our Link with Japan

The United Kingdom, has many senior Instructors already studying the Shukokai system within different English associations North West Shukokai expressed concern regarding the stagnation and deviation of kata and technique. In order to get back on the path and continue to expand their knowledge, it was necessary to return to their roots.

January 2017, under the leadership of Kevin Barlow. Links were made with Japan, and in May 2017 Shihan Barlow travelled to Japan to meet and train under the chief instructor and president of the Japan Karate Do Shito-Ryu Kai Renshikan, After this enlightening experience, Soke Kuniaki Nobukawa expressed his wish for Kevin Barlow to be his representative for England U.K., and for the North West Shukokai to become members of the Japan Karate Do Shito-Ryu-Kai. Enrolment pledge has been signed and the Dojo name has been changed accordingly.

Nobukawa Ha England UK begins to grow.

Kevin Barlow, JKD 7th dan Kyoshi

Kuniaki Nobukawa JKF Hanshi 8th Dan, Soke & President Japan Karate-Do Nobukawa-ha Shito-ryu-kai JKNSK Hanshi 9th Dan
Kevin Barlow Shihan, Kyoshi 7th Dan Japan, 8th Dan United Kingdom, Chief Instructor :JKNSK England
Japan Karate Do – Certificate of Affiliation
Kevin Barlow – Renshi Degree
Kevin Barlow – Kyoshi Degree