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Meet our Head, Chris Clarry Shihan 8th Dan is a full time Professional Martial Arts instructor with over 50 years Martial Arts experience.

Having lived, studied and obtained qualifications in numerous Japanese Martial Art Disciplines.

The YKA Trade Mark owner & bearer of the original United Kingdom Yoseikan Karate Association linage as passed down to the late Vernon C. F. Bell 10th Dan 1922-2004 from our late Master Minoru Mochizuki 10th Dan of the Yoseikan, Japan. 1907-2003.

Chris started training in Yoseikan back in 1968 under the guidance of Vernon C. F. Bell, Founder of the British karate movement, and later became one of Mr Bells most senior Yoseikan instructors before travelling to Japan to further his Martial Arts studies and qualifying to his current rank.

Chris Clarry, also qualified as a Sports Injury Therapist offers treatments at his home clinic as well as offering  home visits through his mobile services which also include personal fitness and one to one martial arts tuition.

Shihan 8th Dan.

Chief Instructor / Examiner YKA.   

Rob Luck holds the position of the most Senior Instructor 

under Shihan Clarry and resides on the board of examiners for the YKA.

Also a resident instructor at the YKA Head Dojo,

Rob can often be seen assisting Shihan and on occasion stands in for Shihan, whilst he is away teaching, 

Rob holds the title of 5th Dan Renshi, a title only ever bestowed to the most dedicated and loyal of Shihan Clarry's  Black Belt students, he is considered to be his most knowledgable Black Belt Dan Grade to date.

5th Dan Renshi.

Senior Instructor YKA.

Bradley Saunders holds the position of senior Instructor for the YKA and resides on the board of examiners for the YKA.

Next in Line from Renshi Luck to the most senior of positions, Bradley is also a resident instructor at the YKA Head Dojo.


He has been training in Yoseikan Karate under Shihan Clarry since he was just 5 years old .

Bradley is a University graduate and now works in London within the insurance industry.

Competent in all Yoseikan Kata, Weapons and Aikijutsu, Bradley is a highly competent Instructor in his own right.

4th Dan Sensei.

Senior Instructor YKA.

Marc Holds the position as assistant Instructor at the Head Dojo for the YKA.

Despite his current rank Marc brings nearly 3 decades of experience to the table and is one of Shihan Clarry's longest running students.

Marc is a company director for a large company of surveyors.

Assistant Instructor YKA.   1st Dan Sensei.

Steve also holds the position as assistant instructor at the Head Dojo for the YKA.

Despite his current rank he also brings nearly 3 decades of experience having studied Yoseikan under Shihan Clarry since the age of 14yrs old.

Steve runs his own busy Plumbing and Heating business and is Gas Safe Certified.

Assistant Instructor YKA.   1st Dan Sensei.

Alison is joined the YKA in early 2010, along with her husband and son Sam and is a working mother of three.

Alison achieved her 1st Dan with the YKA in June 2019.

Alison is a regular attendee at our Head Dojo in Woodham Ferrers

Assistant Instructor YKA.   1st Dan Sensei

Emma started her training with the YKA as a junior student at the age of just 5 years old,  she attended our Woodville after school club in South Woodham ferrers,

Emma Passed her 1st Dan Black Belt in June 2019 and although she is currently attending University, she still manages to find time during her breaks to attend the Head Dojo.

Assistant Instructor YKA.   1st Dan Sensei

Samuel Whitworth passed his 1st Dan Black Belt with the YKA in June 2019 having trained with us since the age of 11 years old.

Sam is currently working as a laboratory technician within the Chemical and Product analysis department in an established company.

He can often be seen training at the Head Dojo.

Assistant Instructor YKA.   1st Dan Sensei.

Jamie began his training as a junior student back in 2012 and is one of our most talented junior Black Belts trainee assitant instructors.

He is often seen assisting along side our senior instructors at the Head Dojo during our junior classes,

as well as many of our junior training camps.

His dedication to Yoseikan is a fine example to the many up and coming young talents we have currently studying in our classes.

Trainee Assistant Junior Instructor YKA.   

1st Dan Sensei.

Behind the scenes we have a dedicated team on hand to help process your orders, answer your questions and deal in any enquiries you may have relating to all of our services.

Our Team members also offer a live chat option at various times throughout the day and most evenings.

YKA Admin Team.

The YKA is proud to have taught and qualified a long list of Black Belts,

many of which have long since retired from active practice

but all are honoured on the YKA/UK Black Belt Register of Dan Grades

 for their contribution to the Art of Yoseikan.

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