The Independent Kyokushin Karate Union
The IKKU came into being in February 2013.
Shihan's Alan Cleary, Tom Smith & Iain Rodger made the decision, after many years at their old Union, that they wanted to follow a different path to the one they found themselves on.
They decided to return to the roots of Kyokushin Karate and form this new Union to offer stability and structure to the training of its members.
The Union continues to grow with several new dojos joining over the past few years