Sensei Kenyu Mabuni now 3rd Soke of Shitoryu Karatedo

In a grand special ceremony, Sensei Kenyu Mabuni was made the 3rd Soke of Shitoryu Karatedo on 28 March 2016 at the Osaka Garden Palance Hotel in Japan.

The inauguration was attended by top officials from the Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) President Mr Takashi SASAGAWA who is also a member of the DIET and Mr Toshihisa NAKURA, the Secretary-General of World Karate Federation.

Also in attendance were top instructors from all the Prefecture Federations of Shitokai of Japan, officials and senior instructors from Pan-American Shitoryu Karatedo (PASKU) and the European Shitoryu Karatedo Union (ESKU).

Asia-Pacific Shitoryu Karatedo Federation (APSKF) was represented by:

  1. Shihan K Sakamoto                    - Technical Adviser
  2. Shihan K Kawata                         – Honorary Adviser
  3. Renshi George Tan                     – President of APSKF
  4. Mr Thomas Lee Kuen Yip           – President of SKA, Singapore
  5. Shihan Wong Tuang Seng          - Dy President of APSKF
  6. Sensei Leong Choong Seng       – Dy Chief Instructor of SKA
  7. Sensei S Krishnan                       – Secretary General of MUSK
  8. Sensei Riki Yong                         – Adviser of SKA, Singapore


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