START A KU DOJO
The London Koryukan are the official representatives of Hanshi Patrick McCarthy (9th Dan) and the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society (IRKRS).
We are committed to providing full support to individuals and/or dojo who want to learn more about KU and/or associate members/dojo wanting to make a full transition to KU.
IRKRS MEMBERSHIP TYPES
There are 3 membership types offered by the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society (IRKRS):
1. Junkaiin (Associate/Individual Member)
This is open to individuals and or dojo who want to learn more about Hanshi McCarthy's groundbreaking work whilst NOT making a formal transition to KU.
2. Shibu Dojo (Branch Dojo)
This is open to any dojo teaching KU under the guidance of Hanshi Patrick McCarthy (9th Dan) only.
3. Jun Shibu Dojo
This is open to existing dojo that are looking to adopt KU practices in their program and/or make a complete transition to KU. Dojo looking to make an immediate or gradual transition to KU need to first meet specific requirements before the Jun Shibu Dojo membership can be converted to a KU Shibu Dojo.
For more info please contact KU shidoin sensei Joost Frehé here.