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Welcome to the Rising Sun Karate Association

The Rising Sun Karate Association (R.S.K.A.) was established in 1973 by Chief Instructor Sensei Tommy Kwan (8th Dan). Over the years Sensei Kwan has considerably improved the original Shukokai syllabus and the standard is of the highest. A standard these students successfully reached.

If you wish to get fit, exercise, learn how to defend yourself or just change your outlook in life, Rising Sun will help you to reach your goals. Feel free to visit any of our clubs before or after a lesson and meet our qualified and friendly instructors. Our Frequently Asked Questions page is a good place to start and you can even ask a question via our Contact page. While you are looking around, why not take a look at our Photos. It is never too late to start and maybe one day you too will join our Black Belt Hall of Fame. So why wait, take a look at our application form and come and see us.

You can find a Rising Sun club in the following locations:
Radcliffe (HQ), Oldham, Ramsbottom and Swinton.
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Why choose the Rising Sun Karate Association?
"I have practiced Karate for over 35 years and in that time have seen many changes both good and bad on the national and international scene. Rising Sun Karate Association is one of few things that has stayed consistent throughout those times, mainly due to the superb leadership of Sensei Tommy Kwan. The list of names that have progressed through his ranks are too many to mention. A list of which I am proud to say I am part of."
Sensei Mike Fraser (6th Dan)

"I am very proud of all my achievements within Rising Sun and I also know that none would have been possible without the many friends I have trained with over the years."
Sensei Thomas Briscall (4th Dan)

"Some of the things I enjoy about the Association is the variety in the syllabus, the quality and breadth of experienced instructors, the friendly and welcoming Dojos and the support for all students of all abilities, ages and backgrounds."
Sensei Lisa Windsor (2nd Dan)

"If you are contemplating learning the art of Karate taught the traditional way, then you will be made most welcome at Rising Sun. However, there are no short cuts and you will only gain from Karate what you are prepared to put in."
Sensei David Burton (2nd Dan)

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