We are very pleased to welcome Shunsuke Takahashi Shihan to our ISKF family. Takahashi Shihan, 8th Dan and a graduate of the JKA Instructor Program now independent of the JKA has been teaching in Japan as well as Australia and New Zealand for the past 37 years. With his guidance, he and his members follow the same principles of the ISKF as taught by Master’s Gichin Funakoshi and Masatoshi Nakayama which is “that the #1 Principle - Never forget that karate begins and ends with respect”. Along with Takahashi Shihan we welcome his representatives in New Zealand – Mr. Mark Willis and in Australia – Mr. John Russo. We were friends in Shotokan, now we are family in the ISKF.