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The Shitō-Ryū Shūkōkai Union (SSU) U.K. is the U.K. branch of a worldwide Karate organisation known as:

The Shitō-Ryū Shūkōkai Union (S.S.U.)

The World governing body for:

Yamada-Ha Shitō-Ryū Shūkōkai Karate-Do

Formerly ‘THE SHUKOKAI’ founded by the late Chojiro Tani.

The SSU is a non-profit making organisation that strives to uphold the integrity, teachings and philosophy of authentic Shukokai Karate-Do. Although the SSU is rich in tradition it continually moves forward under the leadership of Haruyoshi Yamada (successor to Chojiro Tani 1921-1998) to bring countries together to follow the same principles.

Soke Yamada Haruyoshi - 10th Dan

(World Chief Instructor)

Sensei Kamohara Tsutomu - 9th Dan

Sensei Denis Casey - 8th Dan

(UK Chief Instructor and President)

Sensei Tony Grainger - 7th Dan

(Assistant UK Chief Instructor)

For more detailed information about the history of our organisation and our World and UK Chief Instructors, please visit the "Links" page and click on the SSU UK badge to be redirected to the website.