At Mukin Shori Karate SSKI-USA, our instructors are dedicated to teaching and promoting traditional Shotokan-style karate with the purpose of developing discipline, self-confidence, and physical strength within our students. We are a U.S. club of Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI) that believes firmly in the teachings of Shotokan Grand Masters Gichin Funakoshi, the founder, and Masatoshi Nakayama, the legendary Chief Instructor of the original JKA (Japanese Karate Association) and the man most responsible for spreading the art of Shotokan Karate to the rest of the world.

We are a family-oriented dojo, focused on the development of the whole person.  Our dojo’s name”Mukin Shori,” translates to mean “The way to success has no short cuts.” (Masahiko Tanaka). We take great care in developing the whole person through their journey in karate and in life.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

JEFF SANDERS, SENSEI 4TH DAN

4th degree Black belt Yondan, with Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI-USA). Jeff is co-founder of the Mukin Shori Karate Dojo and has extensive training in martial arts. He has achieved high levels of distinction in Competitive Karate.

JAN SMEARSOLL, SENSEI 4TH DAN

4th degree Black belt Yondan, with Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI-USA). She is a Family Nurse Practitioner, passionate about health in body, mind and spirit and prepared to coach you and/or your children to reach your goals.

MALCOLM PHIPPS, SENSEI 8TH DAN

Malcolm Phipps is an 8th Dan in Shotokan Karate and is the Chief Instructor internationally to Seishinkai Shotokan Karate International (SSKI). Sensei Phipps has over 42 years experience teaching shotokan karate.  Read more.

SSKI has produced champions at all levels of competition, including World/European and many National Champions.

SSKI holds many annual Courses with world-class instructors, including the highly respected Sensei Richard Amos, Sensei Steve Ubl, Sensei Dave Hazard and Sensei Aidan Trimble and many more. Students are also encouraged to attend ‘Open’ Courses held by other groups and Associations as well as those held by SSKI Senior Instructors.

Seishinkai pride themselves in that they have no part whatsoever in the politics of Karate and are current members of the ITKO. Seishinkai also prides itself on being a hard-working and friendly group that has places for everyone in all of our clubs in all of our countries.

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