The Bushinkai Academy of Martial Arts teaches a system of Karate, Jujutsu, Aikijujutsu and Kobudo and also offers classes in Tai Chi and Chi Kung and special tuition in Iaido. The Academy was founded 14 years ago by Simon Keegan who holds a Godan (5th Dan blackbelt) awarded by the World Union of Karatedo Federations. Simon holds blackbelt grades in at least five different styles and is the eighth generation of his family in the Sakugawa Ryu tradition. The White Lion Academy, headed by Simon is based at Manchester’s number one martial arts centre, Van Dang.
Chief Instructor: Simon Keegan
- 5th Dan Shobukan Karate (WUKF)
- 4th Dan Jujutsu/Shoto Ryu Karate Jutsu (WKA, WKF, UKBF)
- 3rd Dan Nisseikai Goju Ryu Karate (IMAF)
- 2nd Dan Kodowan Judo (Kodokwan, EJJU)
- 2nd Duan Kung Fu Taiji Quan (BCCMA)
Main Karate class:
Thursday 8pm-9:30pm, Van Dang Martial Arts, Newton Street, Manchester.
Read Simon’s interviews in the martial arts magazines:
Other Bushinkai Karate instructors:
- Dan Sanchez 2nd Dan
- Kicki Holm 2nd Dan
- Ben Gaunt 1st Dan
For information on Bushinkai’s Metal Tiger Academy, visit Sifu David Keegan’s website.