Shukokai Karate-the way for all



" The greatest masters are also students."                                                       




Sensei Mark Conlon,  6th Dan  (CRB) (DBS Updated)

Sensei Mark Toplis,   4th Dan  (CRB) (DBS Updated)



New Members Welcome Anytime


                                New Beginners Classes:        

              (Current Status:    66 Members)


                 Mondays    7:00pm  (Salford)

                Tuesdays    7:00pm  (Monton)

               Thursdays   7:00pm  (Walkden)

                 No need to wait ... Start straight away !



                           Beginners and Advanced Grades welcome,  

           Men,  Women,  Boys  and  Girls  7 years and over..


                           And now . . .

                    NEW  CLASS  OPENED 

            Karate For Kids (Age 4+)

                  Shogun Karate Association

                        'Tiny Champs Dojo'

                      Pole Sessions Studios

                      190 Manchester Road

                         Worsley  M28 4LU

                    (MONDAYS   5pm - 6pm)   


       "WOW....  We have 12 youngsters training already!"      






                 Sensei Conlon  01942 812335 

                            (or)    0780 109 8938



                 Sensei Toplis  07552 372474





Member of the Month Trophy



                               Demi Murray


             It's not easy to win the  "Member of the Month"   trophy. 

             For those Members who do win it . . . it's a great honour.

      Sometimes it's  NOT  awarded at all . . . you have to  EARN  it  !


Member of the Year Trophy


        Large Gold Cup Trophy  (Winner) 

  It's even harder to win the  "Member of the Year"  trophy.

   The Member must be the highest attended over the 1 Year

   period,  combined with the most improved over that time.





Training Times  &  3 Locations...      Monton, Walkden and Salford.


Tuesdays  7pm - 8:30pm                                       

Monton Memorial Hall                                Monton Green                                                           Eccles  M30 8AP

  HALL - Fully Alarmed & CCTV cameras in operation.  (936 Sq. Ft.) 
Thursdays  7pm - 8:30pm
Sundays    6pm - 7:30pm
St. Pauls Community Centre
Manchester Road
Walkden    M28  3JR
 HALL - Fully Alarmed & CCTV cameras in operation.   (960 Sq. Ft.)
Mondays   7pm - 8pm
Holy Angels Church Hall
Moorfield Road
Salford  M6 7EY
 HALL - Fully Alarmed & CCTV cameras in operation.  (1050 Sq. Ft.)

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 Adult and Child Sizes Available









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Shukokai Origin



                              Chojiro  Tani

       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.