Genbu-Kai UK

Karate, Kobudo and Batto-Do


Shihan Fumio Demura

Chairman and Chief Instructor of Genbu Kai International

Shihan Fumio Demura is the Chief Instructor and President of Japan Karate Do Genbu Kai International. He is one of the worlds most recognised and respected martial arts masters and is a 9th Dan black belt.

As the Chief Instructor of Genbu Kai International, he effectively has over 25,000 students in over 30 countries over the world.

Sensei Demura was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1938. At the age of 9 he began training in karate, attaining his 1st Dan black belt at the age of 18. He then moved to America from Japan in 1965 to teach karate from his dojo based in California.

Along with his teachings, Sensei Demura has published several martial arts, karate and kobudo (traditional karate weapons) books and has appeared in movies, notabily, the original Karate Kid films, where he played the stunt double for Mr Miyagi.

Sensei Julian Mallalieu

Chief Instructor of Genbu Kai UK and Tameside Karate

Sensei Julian Mallalieu is the Chief Instructor of Genbu Kai Shito-Ryu Karate Do representing the entire United Kingdom and trains regularly with Shihan Fumio Demura.

He has been training in Karate for over 35 years and currently holds the rank of 7th Dan Black belt in Shito-Ryu Shukokai Karate Do and 5th Dan Black belt in Genbu Kai Shito Ryu Karate Do.

Sensei Julian also holds 3rd Dan in Okinawa Kobudo Rengo-Kai and a 2nd Dan in Suishin Ito-Ryu Batto-Do.

Along with his dedication to Karate, he has also trained in Aikido, Judo and Ju-Jitsu. The latter of these he has also achieved 1st Dan Black belt.

Sensei Julian can be found on the National Black Belt register, listed in the 7th Dan section and has gained his level 1 coaching qualification with MAIUK and is recognised by MASA (Martial Arts Standards Association). 

Sensei Ste Dickson

Chief Instructor of Chester Karate Academy

Sensei Steve Dickson started training in karate in 1997 at his local community centre. After 2 years he started training in Shito-Ryu karate, where he eventually went on to gain his black belt in 2004.

During his time competing, between 2000 and 2010, he obtained many medals and trophies, including numerous national association level gold’s, as well as placing at international tournaments.

Sensei Steve began his teaching career in 2002 as a teaching assistant, then becoming a competition squad coach in 2008. During this time he assisted in the teaching of children from the age of 4, right through to adults. As well as coaching many students to victory at competition.

Sensei Steve is also a fully qualified personal trainer, making him able cover every aspect of a students development from the technical side of karate, to the physical conditioning and fitness of the students.