Hanshi Asano the Chief Instructor of Shotokan Karate International (SKI) Great Britain and SKI European Federation. To this day Asano Hanshi, 9th Dan, remains one of the highest graded Karate instructors in the world. He was one of the first Japanese Instructors to bring the art of Karate-do directly from the formidable Takushoku University in Tokyo, Japan to the United Kingdom.
He was 2x all Japan Champion and is renowned for his fighting prowess, superb timing, courageous spirit and remarkable array of techniques. Asano Hanshi came to the UK in the 1960s to teach the art of Karate-do. He has coached England to World and European Championship Gold medals and is a true Japanese Master.