Shinji Akita

6th Dan

Chief Instructor Shotokan Karate-Do Alliance International e.V.


I was born in Gifu, Japan, in April 1965. My house was surrounded by the river and the mountains. They had been my “Dojo” and catching fish and chasing animals had been my training during childhood. I started his martial arts training in primary school, where I studied Sumo, Kendo and Judo. At the age of twelve, I was introduced to Karate by Matsuda Sensei and invited to his Dojo in Gifu where also Aragane Sensei and many other graduates from the famous Takudai Karate Club were training those days.