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YUI-SHIN KARATE DOJO

 

Ilford Community Centre

Eton Road

Ilford IG1 2UE

 

Mondays  

7-8pm Children

8-9pm    Adults 

 

Thursdays

7-8pm Children

8-9pm     Adults 

 

 

 

Virgin Active

(Former Esporta)

68-90 Clements Road

Ilford IG1 1BP

 

Saturdays

4-5pm  Beginners +  

5-6pm     Advance     

Xavier Boulanger

4th dan

 

Xavier started Judo at the age of 10, as the minimum age required for the practice of karate was 14 years old back then in France. As soon as he reached 14 years old he switched to karate and never looked back.

 

In 2000 he qualified as a Karate instructor in London where he also studied Taekwondo extensively for over 4 years.

 

With over 27 years of experience as a Martial Artist and 14 years experience as a Karate Instructor, Xavier has trained in France, England, Japan, USA, Italy and with the best instructors the world has to offer including Masters such as Okazaki, Kanazawa, Miura, Yaguchi, Ochi, Takahashi, Ohta, Jean-Pierre Fisher, A. Moussaoui, legendary Wayne Otto (9 times World Champion), and multi-time European and World Champion Christophe Pinna, who has always been the greatest inspiration and influence for him.

 

He joined the world famous karate Federation JKA (Japan Karate Association) in 2000 which ISKF was part of until they became independent in 2007.

 

He currently trains and teaches at ISKF UK headquarters (Sobell Honbu Dojo) in Finsbury Park and is part of the ISKF National Squad representing ISKF UK in national and international competitions.

 

Xavier continues to attend seminars on a regular basis to extend his knowledge to ensure his classes are of the highest quality and in the safest environment.

 

MAFCUK (Martial Arts & Fitness Coach UK) registered & insured instructor, enhanced CRB checked.

REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) registered & YMCAfit qualified Personal Trainer.

 

 

 Nao Masuda

 2nd Dan

 

Nao was born in Nara city, the ancient capital of Japan filled with temples of different denominations and eras. Our club has been named after a conception (Yui-Shin) she learned through her visits to Todai-ji, one of the oldest and most revered temples in the region.

 

Since she first started practicing Karate in 2000, she has also been researching and studying its history and spiritual teachings to deepen her understanding of the art.

 

In 2009 she co-founded Yui-Shin Karate Club and has been assisting and leading both children and adults classes since the very first day.

 

Nao is one of the first students of Xavier, and has also trained with Grand Masters Teruyuki Okazaki, Yutaka Yaguchi, Masaru Miura, Hideo Ochi, Master Shunsuke Takahashi, Sensei Hiroyoshi Okazaki, Sensei David Jones, Sensei Jean-Pierre Fisher, Sensei Ascene Moussaoui, and Kumite Master Christophe Pinna.

 

MAFCUK (Martial Arts & Fitness Coach UK) registered & insured instructor, enhanced CRB checked, Level 1 Child Protection, First Aid certified.