I have spent many years practicing with, studying, attending dojo and seminars with many traditional karate instructors who had dojo in the UK, Europe, USA, Okinawa and the Japanese mainland.
One of the highlights of my karate career was being graded by Mabuni Kenzo Soke in Japan, the son of the founder of Shito-Ryu karate, Mabuni Kenwa, and representing the group in the UK as their senior instructor.
The founder of the International Shuriway Karate & Kobudo Society, the Director and senior instructor.
The name of our Society, SHURIWAY, – SHURI being hugely significant within the traditional martial art of karate from Okinawa. We chose the name to represent the path taken by many of Okinawa’s past karate masters, to-and-from the small village of “Shuri“.
Sharing my experience and passing on the knowledge I have gained in almost five decades of training, to my students at the Shuri Dojo in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, is my “Ikigai” (reason for being).
Trying to be a dedicated martial artist, completing my own personal training on a daily basis at our dojo. A retired EMT from the Ambulance Service in the UK, and early in my career I worked for the Military and the Police service.