Red Tiger Karate Club are proud members of JKS England. JKS England is a national body which supports English Karate Clubs teaching traditional Shotokan Karate.
JKS England are directly affiliated to JKS Japanese Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. JKS World Technical director is the legendary Masao Kagawa Sensei 8th Dan.
JKS England offers its Club the opportunity to train with and host Japanese Hombu dojo Instructors. These Instructors are among the very best karate-ka you will find anywhere in the World. Former WKF World Champion and Reigning All Japan Kata Champion Shinji Nagaki is pictured below with Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan National Squad Coach and our Chief Instructor Sensei Paul at our most recent Ultimate Training Weekend.
We joined forces with JKS in September 2014 and every student who joins Red Tiger Karate Club will be licensed through JKS England from now on. We have already booked some inspirational Senior Instructors and high level karate ka to visit Manchester and teach at our club over the next few months. Below is a picture of Matt Price Sensei visiting our Club to teach a grappling and takedowns course earlier this year.
JKS England has strong ties with Japan, this provides exceptional opportunities for our members, from having our Dan Grades registered in Japan, through to opportunities for our members to enter Teikyo University and the world famous Honbu Dojo Instructor’s Course.
There is also an annual trip to Japan. This offers our members a unique opportunity and is a dream come true for many karate-ka.
We follow the JKS England grading syllabus and the technical direction of Head of JKS England Alan Campbell Sensei 6th Dan.
Once you are a licensed member of JKS England you can attend and of the events on their calendar.
JKS England are members of the English Karate Federation (EKF) and the World Karate Federation (WKF). They have a national squad which competes in International events hosted by JKS member countries, the EKF and the WKF. You will have the opportunity to become part of their squad and compete at national and international level. The national squad coaches are Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan and Nick Heald Sensei 6th Dan.
See the video below to witness how impressive the JKS as an organisation and see why we are so proud to be part of the JKS family.