Sensei Julian Mallalieu

Sensei Julian Mallalieu 7th Dan is the head instructor at Tameside Karate, he is a well respected and established figure in martial arts, with over 45 years experience in martial arts training. Sensei Julian is also the Joint Head National Kata Coach for the English Karate Federation.

Sensei Julian

Tameside Karate, we guide our students towards becoming proficient, confident and genuine Karateka (Karate Practitioners). Always promoting courtesy, respect and self control.

At Tameside Karate we also Teach Traditional Weapons (Kobudo) Bo, Kama, Nunchuku, Eku Bo, Sai and Tonfa as well at Batto-Do. So there is something for everyone. We hold Kobudo Classes at Stalybridge and Ashton Dojo's.

Tameside Karate is committed to teaching Karate Do in a conscientious, respectful and principle led environment. We respect the dignity and rights of every student in our dojo. All students at Tameside Karate are treated equally regardless of age, ability, gender, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality and social status. All of our students have the responsibility to oppose discriminatory attitudes and to promote equality and opportunity, both inside and outside of the dojo.

Soke, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Masataka Ohshita M.A.Ed.

Soke, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Masataka Ohshita M.A.Ed. was born in July 1956 in Kobe, Japan.

He is a prominent martial artist and a recognized figure in the world of Japanese martial arts, particularly in the field of Karate. He started learning Iaido at the age of 6 from his father who was a grand master of Iaido and who founded an Iaido school called “Suireikan”. He started Judo at the age of 9 and Karate at the age of 16, first starting in 1972 at the Hotoku Gakuen High School Karate Club, in Mikage, Kobe, Japan.

After graduating from the University of St.Thomas in Japan, he went to the USA to teach karate. He taught karate in the US Army National Guard, at the University of Alaska, in high school and at his dojo. By day he studied anthropology at the University of Alaska. He was a Kumite Champion in the State of Alaska in 1981. After spending four years teaching karate in the USA, he returned to Japan. He enrolled again at the University of St. Thomas in Japan and got English teacher’s licenses for high school and junior high school in 1985.

He is a Professor of 25 years and studied Biomechanics of Sports Injuries at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental & Clinical Traumatology in Austria, is a former Professor of Sports Science at Ashiya University in Japan and now teaches Japanese culture, mainly Japanese Budo (Martial Arts), Karate, Judo, Kendo, Iaido and Japanese calligraphy.

He is the founder, President and World Chief Instructor of Osita-ha Shitoryu Shukokai Karatedo International, with dojos in several countries including Austria, United Kingdom, India, Phillapines, Slovakia, France, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Australia and New Zealand. He is also the founder of "Suirei-kan", dedicated to Iaido in the style of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iai Heiho.

The Honbu Dojo for "Osita-ha Shitoryu Karate" and "Suirei-kan Iaido" is in Minoh City Osaka, Japan, which is part of "Kensei-kan". The Sensei of Soke, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Masataka Ohshita M.A.Ed. is Mimoto Sensei, 10th Dan, who is the president of Karatedo Shitoryu Kenseikan in Japan, the president of Minoh-city Karate federation in Osaka, and Big Soke of our groups.

Soke, Hanshi, 10th Dan, Masataka Ohshita M.A.Ed. has students all over the world, with instructors and students regularly travelling to train with him, providing direct access to the knowledge of the original karate masters of Okinawa and Japan.