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 Chief Instructor is the legendary Masao Kagawa Shihan 9th Dan. Kawaga Shihan is also the World Technical Director for the World Karate Federation (WKF) – the only World Governing body recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
JKS England offers its Clubs 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.
Red Tiger have been lucky enough to host visits from many Hombu Dojo Instructors including:
- Chief Instructor of the International Department Takashi Yamaguchi Sensei 7th Dan
- WKF World Champion and All Japan Kata Champion Shinji Nagaki Sensei 5th Dan
- WKF Team Kata Champion and JKS World Individual & Team Kata Champion 2016 Koji Arimoto Sensei 2nd Dan
- JKS World Individual and Team Kata Champion 2016 Saori Okamoto Sensei 3rd Dan
We joined forces with JKS in September 2014 and every student who joins Red Tiger Karate Club is licensed through JKS England and Wales. Many top UK Instructors and World renowned competitors also belong to the JKS including the inimitable Matt Price Sensei 6th Dan. Matt Sensei picture here with Kagawa Shihan and Paul Wolstencroft Sensei on the day Paul Sensei successfully passed his Yondan under Kagawa Sensei.
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.
Since joining in 2014, Paul Wolstencroft Sensei, Rachael Wolstencroft Sensei, Dean Knox Sensei, Jo Sysum Sensei, Joni Longden Sensei, Tony Davies Sensei, Mike Baron Sensei, Paul Critchard Sensei, Connor Cherry Sensei, Lori-Ann Moran and Andy Matanle have all travelled over to Tokyo and had the honour to train at the JKS World Headquarters.
We follow the JKS England grading syllabus and the technical direction of Head of JKS England Alan Campbell Sensei 7th 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.
We have 8 members competing on the JKS England Squad in 2017 with 5 being selected to represent their country in the JKS Continental Cup in September 2017.
Below is Grace Baron who trains with us 4-5 times a week winning 4 medals at the JKS World Championships in September 2016.
Below is Molly Austin Hogsden, Grace Baron and Sam Jackson who all earned medals at the English Karate Federation National Chamionships in 2017.