Chris Clarry 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 before 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 service.

Chris Clarry 8th Dan.

Head of the Yoseikan Karate Association

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.

Rob Luck Renshi 5th Dan

Senior Instructor for the Yoseikan Karate Association

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.

Bradley Saunders Sensei 4th Dan

Senior Instructor Yoseikan Karate Association

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.

Marc Eagles Sensei 1st Dan

Assistant Instructor Yoseikan Karate Association

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.

Steven Arundell Sensei 1st Dan

Assistant Instructor Yoseikan Karate Association

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

Alison Whitworth Sensei 1st Dan

Assistant Instructor Yoseikan Karate Association

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.

Samuel Whitworth Sensei 1st Dan

Assistant Instructor Yoseikan Karate Association

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.

Emma Thornton Sensei 1st Dan

Assistant Instructor Yoseikan Karate Association

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.

Jamie Tam Sensei 1st Dan

Apprentice Instructor Yoseikan Karate Association

The Yoseikan Karate Association

 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

For More Information about our Register please contact us below.

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