13 Jul

Kelvin Daniels (Shihan) Chief Instructor

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Kelvin Daniels was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania on 30 December 1954. He was educated at Westville Boys High School outside of Durban. At age 13

he started his Karate career with Budokan and training under Sensei Vic Sykes and the late Sensei Ray Ryan.

In 1974 as a brown belt, he changed styles to train with Sensei Conrad Scheepers at Renshukan and later moved styles to join Shukokai Fighting Arts in Waterfall, a year later he graded to 1st Dan.

Through business commitments he moved to Melmoth in Zululand and it was here that he opened his first Dojo and took Zululand by storm.

Twelve years later he would find himself back in Waterfall and taking over the Dojo he used to train at.

In 2002 he lived and trained in Japan with Sensei Takeshi Masuyama (8th Dan).

He holds the rank of 6th Dan and is the Head Instructor for Budo Karate-Do South Africa.

He has 30+ years of teaching karate experience and is a practitioner of Shito-Ryu Karate and has trained under many internationally recognised masters which includes Sensei Shigeru Kimura, Shihan Keiji Tomiyama (Kofukan), Yoshio Kuba Sensei (Okinawan Goju-Ryu), Hansi Koga (Shotokan Karate-Do International Swiss Federation and Shihan Takeshi Masuyama (Ryushin-Kan).