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About Us

The Shotokan Karate-Do Alliance International e.V. (SKAI) has been founded by Sensei Shinji Akita. It emanated from the Shotokan Karate Association (SKA), which was formed in Great Britain in May 2003.


SKAI is a non-profit, non-political organization which is open to all, regardless of gender, age, nationality or race. It is an alliance of like-minded groups and organizations, existing to promote high standards in traditional Shotokan Karate.


SKAI is a platform for Karate-ka to broaden their knowledge, for networking and information exchange.
It allows its members to access special events as national and international training courses and tournaments. Being provided with technical guidance, grading standards and syllabus, the members are being able to achieve an internationally acknowledged grading.


“My vision is of a world-wide alliance of Shotokan Karate associations and clubs, whose single aim is to uphold the disciplines and traditions of Karate-do whilst putting technical excellence and spirit before popularity, shortcuts, fame and material reward.”


Shinji Akita
SKAI Chief Instructor

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Technical Board of Directors

Matsuda Hisashi Sensei, 7 Dan, SKAI Technical Director

Matsuda Sensei was born in Gifu, Japan, in 1949. He studied Judo at school and begun practicing Karate at the end of High School. In the 1970’s, Sensei was competing in various JKA championships, an experience he passed on to many of his students who have become very successful competitors later on. Matsuda Sensei’s Dojo in Gifu was opened during the same decade. Akita Sensei became one of his first students and still is influenced a lot by Matsuda Sensei—not only in the Dojo but also in life. Thanks to his way of teaching, Matsuda Sensei’s Dojo today is one of the most successful in Japan. But also in the rest of the world, Sensei is acknowledged as a great Karate instructor.

Aragane Yasuyuki Sensei, 7 Dan, SKAI Technical Director
Aragane Sensei was born in Kawasaki, Japan, in 1951. He studied Judo at school and begun practicing Karate at Hosei University in Tokyo. Due to his success in numerous tournaments, Aragane Sensei became team leader of the university Karate club and has guided his squad many times to the finals against the team of the Takushoku University. Later on, Aragane Sensei’s team won the JKA Kumite tournament. Sensei himself entered the quarter final of the JKA Championships. Aragane Sensei has spent two years teaching Karate in Germany. Afterwards, he moved back to Gifu. Today, Sensei partly lives near Dublin, Ireland, and Tokyo, Japan. He has experienced teaching Karate in many different countries.


Akita Shinji Sensei, 6 Dan, SKAI Chief Instructor
Akita Sensei was born in Gifu, Japan, in 1965. At the age of twelve, he started Karate under Matsuda Sensei and Aragane Sensei. At the age of eighteen, Akita Sensei joined Takudai Karate Club, Takushoku University, and trained under Tsuyama Sensei until the age of twenty two. During this period, Akita Sensei entered many competitions (JKA and JKF). In 1988, he moved to London, England, where he has trained under Kawasoe Sensei and became his assistant later on. Akita Sensei has been coach of the national squad team of Kawasoe Sensei’s organization. In 2003, Akita Sensei became independent and started teaching within the U.K., Europe and the rest of the World. Today, he lives in Germany.

Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of SKAI, we would like to get to know you.
One way is to participate in any of Akita Sensei ‘s already scheduled courses anywhere in the world.
Another way is to organise a Karate course with the SKAI Chief Instructor or our national executives.
For information on SKAI Membership contact info@skaikarate.net

Location & Contact

SKAI International Main Office
Herderstraße 17, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany.
Tel. +49 (0)611 24093013, info@skaikarate.net

All communication shall be done by contacting the International Main Office.


SKAI Honbu Dojo
FIT FUN, Robert-Bosch-Straße, 65549 Limburg, Germany.

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SKAI EVENT Schedule

16. - 18.01.20

Kangeiko & Winter Course at SKAI Honbu Dojo in Limburg, Germany

Thu 06:00 - Sat. 17:30

Sakuragaoka Karate Dojo, Fitfun Sportpark, Im Finken 22 (via Robert-Bosch-Str.), 65549 Limburg

Veranstaltungsdetails

16. - 18.01.20

Kangeiko & Winter Course at SKAI Honbu Dojo in Limburg, Germany

Please register beforehand for January 16th and 17th. as we are going to prepare breakfast after training.

We are looking forward to seeing y...

Veranstaltungsdetails

Thu 06:00 - Sat. 17:30

Sakuragaoka Karate Dojo, Fitfun Sportpark, Im Finken 22 (via Robert-Bosch-Str.), 65549 Limburg

07. & 08.03.20

Weekend Seminar with Shinji Akita in Sandy, England

Sat 11:00 - Sun 14:00

Sandy Sports Centre, Engayne Avenue, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1BL, England

Veranstaltungsdetails

07. & 08.03.20

Weekend Seminar with Shinji Akita in Sandy, England

Organised by SKAI England

Info: Contact: Sensei Richard Scoot, Tel. +44 7801 143827 richard.scoot@virgin.net, www.pottonkarate.org.uk

Sat 11:00 - Sun 14:00

Sandy Sports Centre, Engayne Avenue, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1BL, England

20. & 21.03.20 To be postponed!

Weekend Seminar with Shinji Akita in Gières, France

19:30 - 15:00

Plaine des Sports Paul Bourgeat (complexe sportif), 1 rue des Sports, 38610 Gières, France

Veranstaltungsdetails

20. & 21.03.20 To be postponed!

Weekend Seminar with Shinji Akita in Gières, France

SKAI France
Info: Sensei Vincent Milazzo, Tel. +33 6750 83348

vmilazzo38@gmail.com

19:30 - 15:00

Plaine des Sports Paul Bourgeat (complexe sportif), 1 rue des Sports, 38610 Gières, France

TBC 02. - 04.04.20

Seminar with Shinji Akita in Kiryat Haim Haifa, Israel

Thu 10:00 - Sat 21:00

Kiryat Haim Haifa, 12 Ben Zvi Street, Israel

Veranstaltungsdetails

TBC 02. - 04.04.20

Seminar with Shinji Akita in Kiryat Haim Haifa, Israel

SKAI Israel

Info: Sensei Perry Horen, perryho9@gmail.com Tel.: 972 505402092

Thu 10:00 - Sat 21:00

Kiryat Haim Haifa, 12 Ben Zvi Street, Israel

07. - 10.04.20 To be postponed!

Gasshuku with Shinji Akita in Ukunda, Kenya

Tue 11:30 - Fri 17:30

South-Coast-Karateclub, Ukunda, Kenya

Veranstaltungsdetails

07. - 10.04.20 To be postponed!

Gasshuku with Shinji Akita in Ukunda, Kenya

Organized by SKAI Kenya

Info: Sensei Klaus Martin, klausmartin1958@gmx.de

Tel. +25 471 5695067

Tue 11:30 - Fri 17:30

South-Coast-Karateclub, Ukunda, Kenya

Mehr Veranstaltungen

SKAI national Representations

SKAI Belgium

SKAI Belgium

SKAI Belgium

Raoul Jakubowics

+32 472 366542

rjakubowics1@gmail.com

SKAI Canada

SKAI Belgium

SKAI Belgium

Carlos Salinas

ska.salinas@gmail.com

+1 403 4649918

SKAI England

SKAI Belgium

SKAI England

Richard Scoot

richard.scoot@virgin.net

+44 7801 143827

SKAI France

SKAI Germany

SKAI England

Vincent Milazzo

vmilazzo38@gmail.com

+33 783 141390

SKAI Germany

SKAI Germany

SKAI Germany

Stefanie Akita

info@skaikarate.net

+49 611 24093013

SKAI Greece

SKAI Germany

SKAI Germany

George Mousdis

georgemousdis@gmail.com

+30 210 4321572

SKAI Ireland

SKAI Ireland

SKAI Ireland

Derek Phelan

derek@maltingstraining.ie

+353 862 625994

SKAI Israel

SKAI Ireland

SKAI Ireland

Perry Horen

perryho9@gmail.com

+972 505402092

SKAI Italy

SKAI Ireland

SKAI Italy

Eva Ciotti

evaciotti@gmail.com

+39 347 5498060

SKAI Japan

SKAI Mexico

SKAI Italy

Hisashi Matsuda

info@skaikarate.net

+81 903 4458515

SKAI Kenya

SKAI Mexico

SKAI Mexico

Klaus Martin

klausmartin1958@gmx.de

+25 471 5695067

SKAI Mexico

SKAI Mexico

SKAI Mexico

Alberto Velasco García

skaikaratemexico@gmail.com

+52 4435867056

SKAI Switzerland

Rolf Oppenberg

rolf.oppenberg@skai-swiss.ch

+41 793776767