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Call Denis Casey ⇒ 07776 290609

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Altrincham Leisure Centre - CLOSED for renovation. See below for NEW venue.

St. Peter's Assembly Rooms - Children 5-12 yrs: Wed 6-7pm & Sat 3-4pm. Adults: Wed 7-8pm & Sat: 4-5pm

Altrincham Football Club Community Sports Hall: Tues 6pm & Thurs 6pm.

See the Clubs page for further details

*** Call or Email Denis for further details: 07776 290 609 / denis.casey@icloud.com ***

*** Call or Email Denis for further details: 07776 290 609 / denis.casey@icloud.com ***


The YSSKWU UK 25th Anniversary year (1998 - 2023)


The Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do World Union (UK)
(formerly the Shito-ryu Shukokai Union UK) are celebrating their 25th year.


"It's 25 years since we broke away in order to form a group to align ourselves with the Shukokai in Japan

under the leadership of Haruyoshi Yamada (successor of the founder of Shukokai - Chojiro Tani) in 1998
We travelled to Japan and was accepted into the Shito-ryu Shukokai World Union
by Haruyoshi Yamada in 1999"

Denis Casey

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Altrincham Karate Academy

Altrincham Karate Academy is a traditional karate club with traditional values where the emphasis is on teaching authentic karate.


The academy is recognised as one of the most successful karate schools in the country, and is a Centre of Excellence for Shukokai Karate.


Our Chief Instructor is Denis Casey 8th Dan, sensei Casey created history in 2013 when he became the first non-Japanese to be officially
graded to 8th Dan, by "The Shukokai" in Japan. 


Sensei Denis, again re-wrote history in 2024 by becoming probably the only non-Japanese Karate-ka to be officially
graded to 9th Dan (Kudan - 九段) and awarded the title of Hanshi (範士), by "The Shukokai" in Japan. 


The academy welcomes new members and experienced students of karate. Special classes are held for children from 5 years and above, and adult classes, male and female, both beginners and advanced.

Whether is it Bunkai (application), Kihon (Basics) and Kumite (Sparring), to join us simply contact;

Denis Casey Sensei

by phone or email at the top and foot of this page.

Altrincham Karate Academy Venue and Contact Information

Altrincham Karate Academy holds classes at two venues. See below or Clubs page.

St. Peter's Assembly Rooms, Cecil Road,

Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9NU

Altrincham Football Club, Moss Lane,

Altrincham. WA15 8AP

Altrincham Karate Academy Facebook Page

Our Commitment To You

We strive at the Altrincham Karate Academy to have your best interests at heart. You and your children can train and be assured that ALL our instructors and assistants are all professionals and have been trained to the highest standards, set-out by our governing body

- The English Karate Federation -

We are part of a national association:-

- Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do World Union U.K. -

and have direct links with its Masters and its base in Japan.

All members/teaching staff of the AKA are fully insured and DBS checked, with a first aider present at all times. Members will need a Karate Licence soon after joining and this brings full member-to-member insurance with it. This is renewed each year.

Click for link
SSU UK YouTube channel

Click to logo above

The YSSKU UK has it's own YouTube channel and there are some videos hosted on there. They feature Denis Casey Sensei, Yamada Sensei, Tani Sensei, Kamohara Sensei and other's in the Shito-ryu system.

There are some brand new videos and some vintage videos from the archives. There will be more added as time goes on.

Below is a sample of some of those videos for you to watch.

YSSKWU UK Kyu Grade Syllabus Videos

Combinations - 1A - 9A

Combinations - 1B - 9B

Combinations - 1C - 9C

Grading Syllabus 8th Kyu

Grading Syllabus 7th Kyu

Grading Syllabus 6th Kyu

Grading Syllabus 5th Kyu

Grading Syllabus 4th Kyu

Grading Syllabus 3rd Kyu

Grading Syllabus 2nd Kyu

Grading Syllabus 1st Kyu

Bonus Video - All Kyu Grade Katas

Yamada Sensei’s Kata

Tensho Kata (Bunkai)

“The Shukokai” Promo Video

To see the full Kata video complete with this Bunkai above, click the video directly below

The YSSKWU UK Promo video
demonstrating bunkai from Tensho Kata

These final 6 videos are taken from the YSSKWU (World Union) YouTube channel.

Niipapou Kata (二十八歩) - performed by
Haruyoshi YAMADA Sensei

Tensho Kata (転掌) - performed by
Denis CASEY Sensei

Pappuren Kata (八 步 連) - performed by
Tsutomu KAMAOHARA Sensei

Sensei Denis Casey
teaching Seipai Kata (十八手) & Bunkai (Part 1)

Sensei Denis Casey
teaching Seipai Kata (十八手) & Bunkai (Part 2)

Memories of Yamada Haruyoshi Sensei
(1938 - 2018)

These YSSKWU (World Union) have more videos on their YouTube channel to watch, check them out.



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