The Surrey Karate Academy is run by Sensei Fernando Mahamud (3rd Dan), assisted by Mark Woollard (1st Dan) and Brad Candy (1st kyu).
SKA is also mentored by Ben Craft Shihan, (6th Dan) and also a black belt in JuJutsu. Ben was a number of years away from mainstream karate and exploring other disciplines and we are very fortunately that he has chosen SKA as a platform to exploit his MA and karate knowledge.
Shihan Ben is a formidable fighter with a wealth of knowledge in martial arts, in general, and karate, in particular. Shihan Ben has joined SKA and follows the academy and has kindly accepted to become our mentor technical advisor.
Seiwakai Karate as devised by our style founder,Tasaki Hanshi, is a down to earth, functional and very hard martial karate style. In my opinion, the most complete Karate style within Goju-Ryu and out of the four styles that compose the Japanese Karate Federation: Goju-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, Wado-Ryu and Shotokan.
Surrey Karate Academy offer adult Goju Ryu Karate classes with a focus on practical and effective techniques. With small classes we are able to tailor tuition to the individuals needs. We operate an ‘open door’ policy and anyone is welcome to come and train with us regardless of experience or background, whether on a regular or ad-hoc basis. Please contact Fernando Mahamud or Mark Woollard for further details and arrange a session. Surrey Karate Academy is affiliated with JKF Goju Kai Seiwakai and instructors train under guidance of Shihan Leo Lipinski (8th Dan Seiwakai, 7th Dan JKF Goju Kai and President of Goju Kai Europe). Instructors additionally train with 8th Dan Seiwakai President Hanshi Seiichi Fujiwara when possible both in UK and Japan