KENSHINKAI SHOTKAN KARATE
The Suffolk Academy, Barrow,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5AX
Kenshinkai Shotokan Karate Club is one of the oldest Shotokan Karate clubs in the country (established June 1972). It was founded by the late Eddie Whitcher who trained in the JKA Instructors class in Japan under Sensei Nakayama in the 1960's. Sensei Nakayama was the senior student to Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of modern day Karate. This puts our club only four levels down from Funakoshi Sensei and maintains the pure Japanese Shotokan lineage.
Kenshinkai has it's own dedicated facilities which include two purpose built training halls which are mirrored and air conditioned, together with 8 acres of lawn and a fully equipped Life Fitness Gym open 24/7 an archery centre and two bars . The main training hall (dojo) is available for students to train 7 days a week.
Kenshinkai has a team of 17 both professional and part time instructors so classes are never cancelled. All adult instructors are officially qualified, have experience in both teaching and major competitions, and are fully CRB checked.
The current Chief Instructor is Sensei Glen Moulds 5th Dan who was the senior instructor to Eddie Whitcher and took over the club on his death. Sensei Moulds was graded to 5th Dan under Sensei Mikio Yahara 8th Dan and a Japanese grading panel in June 2005.
Kenshinkai welcomes both adult and children beginners and advanced students to join the club. We also welcome other clubs to join us if you are looking for a friendly and traditional Shotokan organisation with the importance on training and not politics.