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HANSHI SHIRO ASANO 9th Dan

 
 

HANSHI SHIRO ASANO  was born in Shinjuku, Tokyo on 29th October 1939. He is Chairman and Chief Instructor of SHOTOKAN KARATE INTERNATIONAL (GB) and the SHOTOKAN KARATE INTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN FEDERATION.

A graduate of Takushoku University, Tokyo, and a former pupil of Master Masatoshi Nakayama, Shiro Asano became the All Japan Universities Champion in 1957. He repeated this success in 1958.

Master Shiro Asano 8th Dan
Hanshi Shiro Asano 9th Dan

Upon leaving University, during which time he had been a prominent member of the Takushoku University Karate Club, he was appointed a J.K.A. Instructor on 1st April, 1963, and by this time he was a 4th Dan.

Asano Sensei taught in Germany and at Liverpool before finally taking up residence in Nottingham in early summer 1968.
He became Chief Instructor to the MIDLANDS KARATE GROUP. In 1974 he was appointed Chairman and Chief Instructor to SHOTOKAN KARATE INTERNATIONAL (Great Britain). In October 2001 he was promoted to 9th Dan Hanshi.
 

 


 

Asano Sensei is renowned for his superb timing
Hanshi Asano is renowned
for his superb timing


Sensei Kershaw with Hanshi Asano
at the Konjaku Shin Dojo

 
 


Hanshi Asano has lived in England for over forty years, and has visited the KONJAKU SHIN School regularly since its formation in 1978.
Sensei Dave Kershaw has trained personally with Hanshi Asano for over 30 years, and is one of his leading British instructors.


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