Shihan E Daniels 9th Dan (1949-2020)

Shihan Eddie Daniels started training Karate in 1965 and was a member of the All-styles British Squad from 1970 to 1975. In 1968 having trained in first Shotokan then Wado Ryu, Shihan Daniels changed style to Shukokai and trained under Master Kimura until Master Kimura's untimely death in 1995.  Shihan Daniels was one of the most experienced instructors of any style in Great Britain.  


Even though he achieved a great deal in the competition field, his main emphasis is on teaching the true Martial Art, where self-discipline , etiquette and respect are of prime importance.  Without these aspects a student cannot develop the type of character necessary to follow the way of the Martial Arts.



In 1995 after the passing of his teacher Master Kimura, Shihan Daniels became one of 4 of the Kimura Shukokai International (KSI) World Chief Instructors, alongside his fellow seniors Shihan Bill Bressaw 9th Dan (USA), Shihan Chris Thompson 9th Dan (South Africa) & Shihan Lionel Marinus 9th Dan (South Africa).


In addition to teaching in Great Britain Sensei Daniels also visited other countries to teach.

Shihan Daniels is Master Kimura's most Senior European Instructor.


In 1999 Shihan Daniels was awarded a Special Award from Combat Magazine, for his outstanding Contribution towards the development of Martial Arts in the United Kingdom and the World.



Shihan Daniels sadly passed away in 25th January 2020 aged only 70 years old.  He will be truly missed by all his family and students all over the world.

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