With over 38 years training, George Carruthers sensei, 7th Dan began karate in 1972 with the Karate Union of Scotland under the auspices of Enoeda sensei. He remained with the Japan Karate Association while in South Africa and on his return (KUS/ESKA) until 1980 when he moved to the Middle East.
He has trained with the some of the most senior Japanese and western instructors to include, Enoeda, Kase, Shirai, Abe, Sumi, Kawazoe, the Geyers and Stan Schmidt.
He has travelled extensively and taught in many countries around the world and is known for his ‘no nonsense‘ approach to karate and karate jutsu. A former member of the JSKA Shihankai, he holds grades from the JKA, JSKA and WKF.
Carruthers sensei is a founding member and fellow of the International Shotokan‐ryu Karate‐do Shihankai (ISKS) who awarded him the shogo (title) Kyoshi, for his efforts and input in the style of Shotokan karate He is a member of the ISKS Executive Council and holds the office of ISKS Chairman.