Acknowledgements          Shotokan Karate Union


As the Director of coaching to the Shotokan Karate Union, and on a very personal note indeed, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Martial Artists who have contributed in varying degrees to my overall experience of and the enjoyment of my training career since 1965.  Having had first hand experience of studying during the early development stages of Karate in this country with many of who are now acclaimed as the world’s most authoritative figures in their chosen specialties. And having  had the privilege on various occasions to have coached alongside several of them; it's nice to remember their lasting friendships and that is why it saddens me greatly to recall that too many of these giants have since died and will no longer be able to see how decades on, that they are still held in the greatest of esteem for their extensive contribution in Martial Arts development and for the lasting legacy of their impressive body of associated work. Not wishing to offend anyone through any inadvertent omissions, may I take this chance to offer my heart-felt apologies, if anyone has been excluded from this tribute.

                                                       D.Kirkham
                                                                    Director of Coaching



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M Nakayama   H Kanazawa      K Enoeda         H Tomita    
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M Kawasoe         Y Ohta           O Ozawa         T Kase
tanaka Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUosaka Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUmiyazaki Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUmikami Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKU       
M Tanaka           Y Osaka           S Miyazaki     T Mikami
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M Kagawa    
     
 

h kanazawa Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUasano Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUkoga Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUnagai Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKU  
H Kanazawa    S Asano        R Koga           A Nagai 

n kawasoe Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUkato Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKU
N Kawasoe    S Kato


hirokzu kanazawa Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUi higuchi Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUnakajima Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUmatsumoto Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKU 
 H Kanazawa        I Higuchi          H Nakajima    K Matsumoto  

choi yara Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUhigaonna Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUchinen Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUyamanaka Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKU
C Yara               M Higaonna      T Chinen        R Yamanaka

ohtsuka Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUsuzuki Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUyoshiaki Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUkubuni Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKU  
H Ohtsuka           T Suzuki            A Yoshiaki       S Kubuni         

ishimi Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUjb lee Shotokan Karate Union www.dklsltd.com/SKUcc soot Shotokan Karate Union www.shotokankarateunion.comharada Shotokan Karate Union www.shotokankarateunion.com  
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