Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation

SKIF GHQ Instructors

Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa

KANAZAWA HIROKAZU
SOKE, SUPREME INSTRUCTOR

(May 1931 - Dec 2019)

Was one of the world renowned and respected traditional karate masters 10th Dan. He was the first karateka to have won the notorious All Japan Karate Championship in 1957. Soke was one of few remaining karateka previledged to have studied under Master Gichin Funakoshi who brought Karate from Okinawa Island to mainland Japan and opened Shotokan Dojo in Tokyo.

In 1978, Kanazawa Soke set up SKIF (Shotokan Karatedo International Federation). SKIF is now the worlds largest Shotokan Karate Association under one chief instructor, having substantial members in over 130 countries.

Shigeru Sawada

SHIGERU SAWADA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

(Born Feb 1950)

9 DAN
Educated Kitazato University
JKA 1974 - Kumite 3rd Place
JKF 1976 - Kumite 1st Place
WCH 1983 - G.Kumite 1st Place
1991-2009 General Manager JAPAN Team

Nobuaki Kanazawa

NOBUAKI KANAZAWA
KANCHO

(Born May 1972)

8th Dan
Educated Taisho University
SKIF WCH 2000 - Grand Champion
SKIF All Japan Champion 4 times
Japan National Champion in 2004
Metropolitan Champion 3 times
JFK Champion 6 times

Manabu Murakami

MANABU MURAKAMI
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

(Born October 1966)

8th Dan
Educated Takushoku University
SKIF WCH 1988 - Gold Medal
SKIF WCH 1991 - Gold Medal
SKIF WCH 1994 - Gold Medal

Ryusho Suzuki

Ryusho Suzuki
(Born July 1968)

7th Dan
Educated International Budo University
SKIF WCH 1988 - Silver Medal
SKIF WCH 1988 - Team Champion
SKIF WCH 2003 - Silver Medal

Shinji Tanaka

Shinji Tanaka
(Born December 1967)

7th Dan
Educated Seta High School
3rd World Championship in 1994
SKIF WCH 1997 - Silver Medal
SKIF WCH 2003 - Silver Medal
SKIF Japan Champion 9 times

Fumitoshi Kanazawa

Fumitoshi Kanazawa
(Born May 1975)

6th Dan
Studied Toyo Univ.
SKIF WCH 2006 - Gold Medal
SKIF Japan Champion 7 times

Daizo Kanazawa

Daizo Kanazawa
(Born August 1973)

6th Dan
Educated Takushoku University
SKIF All Japan Champion in 2007
SKIF All Japan Champion in 2008

Paul Huglo

Paul Huglo
(Born March 1993)

4th Dan
Studied in France

Hiyori Kanazawa

Hiyori Kanazawa
(Born March 1997)

4th Dan
Educated Japan Womens University
SKIF WCH 2019 - Grand Champion
SKIF All Japan Champion in 2019