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Dragon Karate Academy teaches traditional Karate-Do to the highest standards. There are many different styles of Karate-Do taught throughout the world. DKA teaches and coaches in Shukokai Karate-Do. This is a fast and dynamic style of Karate-Do that suits most trainees. Shukokai meaning, 'The way for all'.
DKA runs formal courses at its Central Dojo (training hall) in Prestwich, North Manchester and Distance Learning courses (train at home) for those who cannot attend a formal dojo on a regular basis.
DKA has a dedicated team of Black Belt Instructors who will train you from Beginner to Black Belt. For those wishing to progress further there is the 'DKA Black Belt to Master' courses and 'Instructor Courses' undertaken by the DKA Chief Instructor G. H. Campbell 7th Dan.
DKA is a member of the Alliance of Shukokai Karate (ASK) which is a group dedicated to the development of Shukokai Karate in the UK. The ASK is also a member of the Federation of English Karate Organisations (FEKO).
Form age 6 to 60, from beginner to Black Belt, from Black Belt to Master, training in formal classes or training at home Dragon Karate Academy has a course to suit you.
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Ken-Shu-Do is the name which was presented to our senior instructor Sensei George Campbell 7th Dan by Sensei Kimura, this great honour of having this name bestowed to George Campbell from Kimura was during 1975 whilst George was still a 1st Kyu (Brown Belt). The awarding of this name is a testament as to how George was favoured among others by Sensei Kimura.
This relationship between George Campbell and Kimura continued for many years with George being awarded his 1st Dan in 1976 and his 2nd Dan in 1979 by Sensei Kimura. It is due to this period of training and grading by George Campbell with Sensei Kimura and the fact that George was awarded the name of Ken-Shu-Do by Sensei Kimura personally, that, we as a club can honestly and legitimately claim we have a real and direct link to the teaching of Sensei Kimura’s Shukokai, and therefore we have the right to make use of and make reference to the name Ken-Shu-Do with traditional Kimura Shukokai karate-do.
This link to Sensei Kimura is made even stronger by the fact that 3 of our senior grades, Keith Morgan, Ralph Mcguire and Eric Hayes have also had the honour of meeting with and being instructed by Sensei Kimura.