Murakami currently holds the rank of 8th Dan and runs all SKIF
international affairs. Sensei has twice won the SKIF world
Championships and has an impressive run of results, to date his achievements
SKIF Championships, Team Kumite and Kata..... 1st Place.
4th SKIF Championships,
Individual Kumite..... 1st Place.
5th SKIF Championships,
Team & Individual Kumite..... 1st place.
7th SKIF Championships, Team
Kumite..... 1st Place.
SKIF Championships, Team & Individual Kumite..... 1st Place.
Born 1966 in
Kyushu, an island off the south of Japan, He started practicing
Karate at the age of 9 years with JKA instructor Sensei Maruo.
When Sensei Kanazawa formed SKI he immediately joined his
organization in the 70's. At 18 Sensei Murakami studied at
Takusoku university in Tokyo where previously Sensei's Kanazawa,
Miura, Asano, Nagai and Kawasoe had all studied. When graduating
he took the two year SKIF Instructors course at the central SKIF
Dojo and has remained there to this day.
As Sensei Manabu Murakami said
"you should have fun practising Karate and if you motivate
yourself you will get better each time. Look for that motivation
which will stimulate you to enjoy it, then you will go far".