Sensei Ohta, 7th Dan JKA, is a graduate of Takushoku University in Japan. He has trained under many of the great JKA instructors.
Between 1982 and 2003 Sensei Ohta was the official assistant to the now legendary Sensei Enoeda, 9th Dan (deceased). Their base was in London at the Marshall Street Dojo where I spent many happy but often painful hours training.
After the sad passing away of Sensei Enoeda in 2003, Sensei Ohta took over as Chief Instructor of the JKAE.
Sensei Ohta has been visiting Ipswich to give training courses and to grade students for over twenty years. More recently his colleague Sensei Ismail, 5th Dan JKA has also attended training and grading sessions in Ipswich.
Shotokan karate is now evolving into a stronger and more precise technical form under the guidance of Sensei Ohta and Sensei Ismail.
JKAE is affiliated to the Japan Karate Association (JKA) which has a
vast membership in over 100 countries. It is, by far, the world's largest
and most prestigious karate organisation. Most importantly the JKA is
the preserver of the spirit of karate based on traditional Japanese principles,
practices and philosophy.