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Our Chief instructor Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya 9th Dan is a Japanese instructor world renowned for his innovation and avante garde. Sensei Kasuya remains one of the most outstanding karate masters par-excellence. He visits Australia Perth at invitation to teach and grade our students at particular times of the year.
Sensei HOWARD MUTTON 7th Dan has trained almost exclusively in Shotokan karate for over 40 years and is now the most senior and highest ranked instructor in WSKF in Australia. His early training was with local instructor Sensei Denis Purvis and was a mixture of Kyokushinkai karate subtly mixed with a Shotokan influence. In 1980 Howard joined what was then the Shotokan Karate Association of Australia (now Shotokan Karate International Australia) and had the great privilege to be a student of the late Sensei Frank Nowak who he describes as one of the most inspiring karate-ka he has ever seen.
Sensei Howard stayed with SKIA until 1995. During that time he had the privilege to train with a number of well known international instructors not the least of which was Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa. It was during this time, he also had the fortune to train with Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya for the first time in 1987. Both Kasuya Sensei’s attitude, and his technical ability, was an influencing factor in Sensei Howard joining Kasuya Sensei’s relatively new organisation, The World Shotokan Karate-do Federation in 1995.
Sensei Howard is now one of a number of instructors training and teaching at the WSKF MAYLANDS DOJO just north of the Perth CBD. He sees and presides over all WSKF PERTH DOJOS around Perth Metropolitan area. He also teaches the advanced Brown and Black belts at our Westminster Club
Sensei Edward 3rd Dan is one of our most talented and Charismatic Instructors. Sensei Howard Mutton, 7th Dan, has trained and mentored him for several years. Sensei Edward has trained in Shotokan Karate for over 15 years. He has represented Australia at the WSKF World Championships in Japan and has trained with numerous instructors in Japan over the years. He continues to visit Japan every two years and is known for his versatility and dynamic teaching and training style. He is an accredited AKF coach and has coached and mentored several local kids to succeed in the local leagues. He is currently instructing at Baldivis, Mandurah and Westminster dojos.
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