WelCome to our website, please find information regarding our Four clubs and how to join. Everyone is welcome at our dojo's whether its your first time or even if you are thinking of returning to Karate. we are family friendly & specialists in teaching children with special needs & Disabilities. your FIRST LESSON is COMPLETELY FREE! BEGINNERS CLASSES STARTING AT ALL FOUR Dojo's, throughout APril & May 2019
Sensei Richard Scoot Rokudan (6th Dan) Chief Instructor Asahi Shotokan Karate & SKAI ENGLAND
I was born in Potton, Bedfordshire, in April 1970. I began my martial arts training in Judo in the late 1970's and studied this for a number of years to Brown belt . I started training in Shotokan Karate in 1991 with Sensei Mike Nursey 9th Dan with the English Shotokan Karate Association. Having passed my Shodan (Black Belt) in 1995, I opened the Potton Dojo in October of that year. In 1997 I took over the Sandy Dojo and then opened the Clifton Dojo in 2007. Our newest Dojo opened in Gamlingay in Cambridgeshire in January 2017. In 2004 I was invited to train in Japan at Hirokazu Kanazawa Sensei's 10th Dan Hombu Dojo in Kugahara, Tokyo. This experience was fantastic and really helped improve my understanding of Shotokan Karate. In January 2014, I decided to start my own Karate association, Asahi Shotokan Karate and built a closer relationship with Shinji Akita Sensei's Shotokan Karate-Do Alliance International organisation becoming the chief instructor of SKAI England. Since becoming part of an international organisation I have been very fortunate to train in other countries such as Belgium, Germany, Sardinia (Italy), France, Dubai & Japan and make many new friends from all over the world. In 2016 I was blessed to be able to take my family on a tour of Japan with Akita Sensei and train with some of the worlds best Karateka in Tokyo, Osaka & Gifu and also compete in a goodwill tournament. It was the most incredible cultural experience for us all and the karate training was truly enlightening.
I am keen to pass on my knowledge and skill to all Karateka and anyone else who wishes to develope their Karate regardless of sex, age, nationality, race, disability, associations etc. Everyone is welcome in our dojos. OSS! Sensei Richard Scoot Rokudan (6th Dan)