Mark Toplis (5th 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)
New Beginners Classes September 2018
KEEP FIT with KARATE TRAINING and SELF DEFENCE
(Kids Lessons Age 4 + )
(Main Lessons Age 7 - 60 )
Monday 10th Sept. 5:00pm (Worsley) Kids age 4+
Monday 3rd Sept. 7:00pm (Salford) Age 7-60
Tuesday 4th Sept. 7:00pm (Monton) Age 7-60
Thursday 6th Sept. 7:00pm (Walkden) Age 7-60
Sunday 9th Sept. 6:00pm (Walkden) Age 7-60
New Members Welcome Anytime
Men, Women, Boys and Girls 7 years and over.
Sensei Conlon 01942 812335
(or) 0780 109 8938
Sensei Toplis 07552 372474
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 per week available for Men, Women and Children from the age of 7 years and over.
We currently have 72 Licenced Members spread over 4 Sessions, so anyone may train once a week up to 4 times. The Clubs are based in WALKDEN, MONTON and SALFORD, so Members can train at any or all of the Clubs at any time.
The 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 Belt and Black Belt levels as well as Competitions and Courses.
Karate is not just for men. We have 3 ladies who have passed to 1st Dan Black Belt and 2 ladies currently at 3rd Dan level, all of whom have amassed many trophies between them.
NEW YEAR...NEW START...NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Come and join us in 2018 and learn to protect yourself effectively at one of the top Martial Arts Clubs in the area. Please see the EIGHT additional pages for more information and photographs.
See also: 'Shogun Karate Club Manchester' on "Facebook"
NEW CLASS OPENED Karate For Kids (Age 4+) *Mondays 5pm - 6pm Tiny Champs Dojo Pole Sessions Studios 190 Manchester Road Worsley M28 4LU "WOW.... We have 12 youngsters training already!"
Karate For Kids (Age 4+)
*Mondays 5pm - 6pm
Tiny Champs Dojo Pole Sessions Studios 190 Manchester Road Worsley M28 4LU
"WOW.... We have 12 youngsters training already!"
*Tuesdays 7pm - 8:30pm
Monton Memorial Hall Monton Green Eccles M30 8AP
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.