11th September 1982… 40 Years ago TODAY… Ohta Sensei first arrived in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 
Ohta Sensei is a graduate of Takushoku University which has a fierce reputation for producing some of the best karate-ka. After graduating, he was accepted onto the famous JKA Instructor Course. It was around this time that Enoeda Keinosuke (1935-2003) 9th Dan, head of JKA Europe, was looking for a new assistant instructor. Ohta Sensei was selected and officially took up this role in 1982. 
Over the next 20 years, Ohta Sensei accompanied Enoeda Sensei in teaching karate all over the world, becoming a popular instructor in his own right, highly regarded for his exceptional technical ability and engaging teaching methods. 
Following Enoeda Sensei’s untimely death in 2003, Ohta Sensei established The Japan Karate Association in England, to cement the relationship between the karateka of Great Britain and Japan, and to continue the lineage through education and information direct from Japan, the birthplace of karate. 
JKA England members are very fortunate to have access to such a high ranked and well respected instructor all year round (not just one or two weekends a year). 
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