Sensei Paul Jones
Paul Jones is currently a 5th Dan Black Belt and holds the rank of Shidoin. He is a founder member and also the President of the Shushokan Shito-ryu Karate Organisation (SSKO).
Training in Shukokai since he was 7 years old Paul has learned from many of the great Japanese Shukokai Karate Teachers including Kawata Sensei, Yamada Sensei, Ishitobi Kazuo Sensei and the late Kimura Shigeru Sensei.
Alongside his training with the Japanese Masters, Paul has trained and studied under some of the most well known Western Shukokai exponents including Hanshi Paul Mitchell, of Samurai Karate International, Shihan Eddie Daniels, of Kimura Shukokai International and of course his direct teacher of many years Shihan Tom Beardsley.
Paul has visited Japan 12 times in his quest to study the traditional teaching methods practised in the Karate school of “Shukokai” and to accurately replicate those methods and approaches in the UK. Paul’s experience in Japan, combined with years spent competing and coaching allow him to deliver an exciting, challenging and rewarding form of Karate for his students.
Paul runs four Shushokan clubs at; Ludlow, Brecon, Monmouth, and Hereford. He holds an enhanced CRB check and current instructor insurance. Paul is the grading officer at a number of other clubs in the Association. He also organises and leads the regular monthly Shushokan senior grade training which draws together the senior grades from all Shushokan clubs.
Shushokan Karate – (6+ to adult) - a structured training programme using a system which Paul has developed for the SSKO. Using the style of Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do as practised in Japan, students learn a complete traditional, sporting and self defence system taught in a safe, fun and friendly environment.
Little Ninjas - young children (4-6 years) – martial arts based games and fun competitions to improve confidence, speed, agility and coordination.
Unarmed Combat & Personal Protection – Paul has experience of delivering a military style system to professional security personnel.
All activities are available regardless of age, ability and fitness.