Sensei Steve Buckley has been training in Shukokai Karate for over seven years. He started training in around 2001 under Sensei Tom Scott of the Shinji-Ru Shukokai Karate association.
In 2005, Steve joined Romiley Karate Club as a Brown Belt belt. Since then, he has become a valued member and Instructor at the club. Steve has some results on the SKU competitive circuit for both Kata and Kumite and was part of the three man Romiley Karate Team which gained silver in the Team Fighting Event, held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield in November 2006.
Steve has been helping at the club for a number of years now, even as a Brown Belt helping to pass on his knowledge and skills. He passed his Black Belt in 2006 and quickly qualified as an SKU Instructor, gaining all the necessary qualifications and requirements. He has played a huge part in helping the cadets and adults at the club, preparing them for gradings and competitions. He was also our best adult award winner in 2006.
In addition to being a qualified SKU Instructor, Sensei Steve is also a qualified Kata and Kumite Judge.