Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami, 8th Dan is the current SKIF Chief Instructor, having previously won the SKIF world Championships an impressive three times. Murakami Shihan has been to England many times for seminars, courses and gradings.

Born on 1st October 1966 in Kyushu, an island off the south of Japan, He started practicing Karate at the age of 9 years with JKA instructor Sensei Maruo. When Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa formed SKIF he immediately followed and joined his organisation. Sensei Murakami studied at Takusoku university in Tokyo where previously Soke Kanazawa had studied. When graduating he took the two year SKIF Instructors course at the central SKIF Dojo and has remained there to this day.

In giving guidance to all students, Shuseki Shihan Manabu Murakami said “you should have fun practicing Karate and if you motivate yourself you will get better each time. Look for that motivation which will stimulate you to enjoy it, then you will go far”.