Harrow Shotokan Karate Club had a visit from a world chief instructor to coincide with their third anniversary.

Sensei Masao Kagawa is the Eighth Dan World chief instructor to the Japan Karate Shotorenmei. He is the head coach to Teikyo University, Tokyo and head coach to the All Japan Karate Do Federation.

The course was organised by Sensei Shyam Raithatha and the club, which meets at Trinity Church in Hindes Road.

Two sessions were held at the Sattavis Patidar Centre in Wembley Park with over 70 students from all over the country participating in a three hour session, including England’s chief instructor Sensei Alan Campbell and Scotland chief instructor Sensei Paul Giannandrea.

The course was enjoyed by all the students, aged between six and 60, including members of the England Karate Team who travelled especially to train with the Japanese karate master.