Welcome to the ORIGINAL Independent Kyokushinkaikan.
The KSK Union is the Kyokushin Schools of Karate Union Worldwide.
We was established in 1998, has one of the first Independent Kyokushin unions un-affiliated to Japan..
Since then we have grown with the help of our members around the globe, in 1098 we then decide the world did not need another kyokushinkai organisation so we esablished a new approch for kyokushinkai members the KSK.
This union gives you the ability to become an independent, Instructor, Dojo or Organisation. Its your dojo so keep it yours and retain your own fees.
I myself decided to move to an Independent kyokushinkai dojo, many years ago and nothing changed for me, apart from two main things....
THE COST AND FEES!
We still atteneded many kyokushinkai events in the UK and around the globe, my students still had gained top championship titles in K1 and Kyokushinkai. and still attened many Kyokushinkai summer camps.
So this set me to open one of the worlds first Independent Kyokushinkai unions.
Many Kyokushinkai Karate organisations are now becoming wise to the way the KSK works and you can now see within the last several years many kyokushinkai organisations have changed the way they gain membership or have opened new organisations working the way we started back in 1998
The KSK (Kyokushin Schools of Karate) is our trade name it's the KSK that unites all our membeship groups together under one roof and helps unite us has a strong union bond of gathering.
The KSK has been established for over 17 years; we work on a no politics policy and allow the freedom for all our members to grow the way they wish too.
We don't use a single syllabus or demand the regular Kyokushinkai belt orders
We allow are members to use their own kata's and kihons providing they are teaching 70% kyokushinkai and Kihon's.
We ask that each Instructor teaches the kyokushinkai dojo kun and follow the full elements of kyokushinkai has of Sosai Mas Oyama.
The KSK is like no other Kyokushin organisation, we are there for memberships for all types of kyokushinkai groups spliter groups, Individual instructors and dojos.
We evan alow you to remain a member of another kyokushinkai organisations.
Unlike the others we bring together these groups under one roof to give them a home evan if they are a kyokushinkai spin off organisation, we are a union to bond all types together regardles of where they gained there Kyokushinkai grades.
Our Honbu office is open 24 / 7 and we will contact you for union infomations or notifications.
We have a strict non interference dojo policy, it's your group so you run it your way.
We don't charge a yearly fee on retun's for examinations we are puley to support the groups in membership and to help get them back into a kyokushinkai organisation if they left.
All Head Dojo Instructors are automaticly the rank of Branch Chief free of charge to allow them to grade there own dojo members upto the right ranking.(branch chief certificates are £50.00GBP each if you wish one).
If the Dojo Instructor wishes to become a Head Branch Chief this again at a cost of £50.00GBP but must be a min of (3rd Dan - Sandan).
A Head Branch Chief is the Instructor our Kancho will contact to inform them of a new member in that country.
All KSK union committee members including our Kancho are volunteers and work for the love of karate and not for any financial gain.
Our Union Founder is Kancho Darren Murphy which started karate back in 1977 with family members, and moved over with them after the opening of the first BKK Dojo's in East London England, Kancho trained under Bethnal Green BKK Dojo before moving on after many years.
Membership is very simple, prove you are who you are, produce a bonifide Kyokushinaki dan certificate for your rank complete the application form and pay your rank's one off fee, We will then contact you for acceptance.
Our full time KSK Honbu office is located within the United Kingdom under:
The KSK understands many Instructors moved on from the main IKO's and gained ranks outside, The KSK is fully aware of this and will not penalise Instructors for self progression.
Upon Application to the KSK, each head dojo operator, group seeking membership or individual instructors, MUST pay Full Registration Membership:
Full membership will give you for a once only lifetime payment and will include:
for extra cost:
This can be paid via the website www.kskunion.com registration for a each dan grade is set and can be paid via paypal, a paypal account is simple to set up and free for you to transfer money, the KSK pays all the transfer costs.
The Membership Costs are listed on the Shop & Payments page under each Dan Grade. (All prices are in British Pounds (GBP)
Memberships for low economy countries is also listed.
Please remember your application form and email a Copy of your Dan Certificate and a photo of you to firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Instructors please email Honbu first, CRB Checks and NSPCC policy fee's may apply.