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Shogun Karate Club opened in 1991 and offers expert training in Shukokai Karate and Self Defence by several fully qualified Black Belt Instructors. There are 4 Sessions every week available for Men, Women and Children from the age of 7 years and over.
We currently have 72 Licenced Members spread over all the Sessions, so anyone may train once a week up to 4 times.
The Clubs are based in WALKDEN, MONTON and SALFORD. Members can train at any or all of the Clubs at any time.
All lessons include: Keep Fit, Stretching for High Kicks, Sparring, Padwork for Punching and Kicking, Kata, One to One Self Defence, Fighting Combinations, Take Downs & Restraints & Close Quarter Combat. Karate Training also instills Confidence, Discipline, Good Manners and Respect.
There is plenty of opportunity to advance with regular Gradings to Coloured and Black Belt levels as well as Competitions and Courses to improve your Karate skills even further.
SENSEI MARK TOPLIS on his award of 5th DAN BLACK BELT
For outstanding achievements including Training and Teaching in Shukokai Karate for over 20 years and his Commitment and Dedication in support of Martial Arts and Shogun Karate Club.
Mark Conlon (6th Dan) Mark Toplis (5th Dan) Kevin Sugrue (7th Dan)
23rd September 2018
Mark Toplis (4th Dan) Mark Conlon (6th Dan) Kevin Sugrue (7th Dan)
Congratulations to Sensei Conlon, awarded 6th Dan.
8th October 2017
After many years of devotion to Shogun, we are proud to announce Mark's promotion to the advanced level of Rokudan.
Sensei Mark Conlon, 6th Dan (CRB) (DBS Updated)
Sensei Mark Toplis, 5th Dan (CRB) (DBS Updated)
*Mondays 7pm - 8pm
*Tuesdays 7pm - 8:30pm
Monton Memorial Hall Monton Green Eccles M30 8AP
Adult and Child Sizes Available
Founder of Shukokai (1921 - 1998)
The Shukokai school of karate was founded way back in 1946 by Chojiro Tani Sensei.
He began his study of karate at junior high school practising Go Ju Ryu and continued his training at the Doshisha University in Kyoto where he studied under CHOJUN MIYAGI, the great karate Master (who was the founder of Go Ju Ryu and who had trained under HIGAONNA Sensei). Later when Sensei MIYAGI returned to Okinawa, TANI Sensei trained under KENWA MABUNI.
After the Second World War TANI Sensei started to teach Karate in an open air car park in the centre of Kobe. His group (Shukokai) soon grew and one year later he built his own Dojo attached to his house.
In 1946 TANI Sensei was presented with the scroll of succession from MABUNI Sensei and was given permission to start up his own school: Tani-Ha Shito-Ryu.
On 13th April 1997, several Dan Grades from SHOGUN (including myself) travelled down to Crystal Palace where we trained under TANI Sensei on a special course he was holding. At the end of the course I had my photograph taken with him and he generously signed my Karate Licence. What an honour !
Sadly, Master TANI passed away in Kobe Hospital on Sunday 11th January 1998. He was truly a legend in his own lifetime.
Mark with Master Chojiro Tani 13.4.97 Crystal Palace