Shihan Daniels 9th Dan
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 is one of the most experienced instructors of any style in Great Britain.
Even though he has 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.
Shihan Daniels is one of the four World Chief Instructors for Kimura Shukokai International.
In addition to teaching in Great Britain Sensei Daniels also visits 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 Eddie Daniels 8th Dan, who is one of the most respected pioneer Karate teachers in the country. Shihan Daniels comes from the old school of karate, and was part of the golden pioneer generation of karate when karate was fresh in the UK back in the 1960's.
He has never lost the basic fundamentals of the martial art which is important for the ultimate test in character, to aim to become the ultimate Martial Artist. Keeping to the roots of karate but with a modern approach it is no surprise that Shihan Daniels and the SKF is still around today constantly developing and growing the style of Kimura Shukokai, from who he follows the teachings of his late master, Soke Shigeru Kimura 10th Dan (1941-1995).
Shihan Daniels sadly passed away in 25th January 2020 aged only 70 years old. He will be truly missed by all who lives he touched and students all over the world. His teachings will never be forgotten.