Kunio Miyake

The founder of Shuko-Kai International is  Sensei, Kunio Miyake.  Who was born in 1946.  He began teaching  martial arts in Japan, while at the same time teaching modern Japanese language and literature at the high school level.  Miyake Sensei came to the United States in 1985, and quickly established Shuko-Kai U.S.A. in Southern California with permission of Shuko-kai  Tani-ha Shito-Ryu Soke Chojiro Tani.

He currently holds an official U.S.A.  National Karate-Do Federation 8th Degree Black Belt in Karate-do and a 6th Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Kempo Aiki-Jujitsu.  His instructor's licenses were issued by the All-Japan Karate-do Federation and the World Shorinji Kempo Federation in 1978 in Japan.  He is also  Soke / President of Nippon Toho Iai-Do Renmei Shuko-kai. These degrees require the highest caliber of Karate, Jujitsu and  Iai-Do knowledge.  Miyake Sensei was the All-Japan Champion in Shito-Ryu Shuko-Kai in 1982 and the 1988 U.S.A Karate Federation National Champion.  He was also selected to be the representative at the All-Japan Martial representatives  Arts Demonstration (Budosai) -- a distinctive honor due to the fact that are chosen throughout Japan based on their superior skills in their respective arts.

His USANKF Black Belt , which has equally been approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee and is the highest rank in this organization.

In addition of being a Member of the Examiners Board (U.S.A.N.K.F), Miyake Sensei also serves in the U.S.A.N.K.F's National Technical Committee as the Chairman of the Kata Committee and Technical advisor for the National Team and coaches (1994-2010).  He also held  Pan American and W.K.F International Referee's Licenses.

At United States Olympic Training Center along with some WKF Gold medalists from the USA National Team

He also has received the honor of  Instructor of the year at USA-NKF National Tournament 2003.


           1993     U.S.A. National Karate-Do Federation (U.S.A.N.K.F.)
                         established with National Governing Body for Traditional
                          Karate under the U.S.A. Olympic Committee.
           1994    The year of the Instructor: Katherine J. Thiry.

          2002 The year of the Instructor: Hideharu Igaki
          2003 The year of the Instructor:  Kunio Miyake


Hachi-Dan ( 8th Degree Black Belt ) is the highest rank of Karate in the
United States under the U.S.A. Olympic Committe

1999 Yoshiaki Ajari

        2002 Kiyoshi Yamazaki
         Kunio Miyake

The Official Examiner  for 2002 Hachi-Dan certification:
Teruo Hayashi (J.K.F.)
Katsuhiro Tsuyama (J.K.F.)
Yoshiaki Ajari (U.S.A.N.K.F.)
Julius Thiry (U.S.A.N.K.F.)

nNana-Dan (7th Degree Black Belt) in 1998
By U.S.A.N.K.F. ( President Julius Thiry).

Roku-Dan (6th Degree Black Belt) in 1994
By  JKF (Japan Karate-Do Federation).

Go-Dan (5th Degree Black Belt) in 1985
By FAJKO (Japan Karate-Do Federation).

                                  Central Regional Chief Instructor


                                                            Sensei Selene Miyake 
    She currently holds at 6th Degree Black Belt in Karate-Do and 5th Degree Iai-Do. Ms. Miyake won Goju-ryu  All NatIonal Championships in Mexico for kumite (sparring)
and kata (form) for many years.  She also received an award for best competitor of 1995 from Deparment of Sports,  she had been teaching Karate-Do and 
Iai-do from 1985 to 1996 at University  (Cd. Victoria) Mexico. 
                                          Roku-Dan (6th Degree Black Belt) in 2013
                                          By S.K.I. Examiner Board.
                                                             Title Shihan in 2013                                             
                                          Yon-Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) Jun-Shihan in 1995
                                           By Taishu-kai  Soke Taisho Shirota.

              While training and teaching in Martial Arts in Osaka in Japan she received a 4th Degree Black 
  Belt from Soke, Taisho Shirota in Karate-Do (1995),  3rd  Degree black belt in Iai-Do from Hanshi Masuro Shato.






















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