About Shoto

SHOTO origin

SHOTO is the SHOtokan Traditional Karate Organisation (UK) founded by Hanshi Mick Randall MBE, 9th Dan in 1996. It is an association of about ten traditional karate clubs in North London offering karate classes and is registered with the English Karate Governing Body (EKF). SHOTO Publishing in association with Kirby Publishing also provides a wide range of karate books for any serious karate-ka.

Left to right: John Alcock, Michael Randall MBE, Mikio Yahara, Roger Hall, Masahiko Tanaka, Christopher Adamou, Nicholas Adamou, and Michael Nursey; Japanese (JKA) team visit the Winchmore Hill Dojo 1972
Informal shot at the Winchmore hill Dojo, Left to right: N Adamuo, D Peritt, Anton, Grandmaster H Kanazawa, Hanshi M Randall MBE, M Billman and M Nursey c1970

Hanshi Mick Randall MBE started training under Master Hirokazu Kanazawa in 1964 and was one of the original founders of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) in 1966, of Shotokan Karate International (SKI) in 1971, the English Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) in 1978 and the Shotokan Karate Association (SKA) in 1984.

More information

For more information about SHOTO, club locations, training times or other information refer to the shoto website http://shoto.org or email us for more information at shotoInfo@shoto.org.

A group shot of the Winchmore Hill Dojo on the occasion of the visit of the Japanese (JKA) team. In the front row left to right, Masters: Yahara, Tanaka, Asano, Kanazawa, Kato, Randall, and Osaka 1972
Left to right, Michael Bilman 7th Dan EKF Technical Committe Member. Centre, David

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