Sensei Paul Jones
Instructor and President . . .

Paul Jones is currently a 5th Dan Black Belt and holds the rank of Shidoin.  He is a founder member and also the President of the Shushokan Shito-ryu Karate Organisation (SSKO).

Training in Shukokai since he was 7 years old Paul has learned from many of the great Japanese Shukokai Karate Teachers including Kawata Sensei, Yamada Sensei, Ishitobi Kazuo Sensei and the late Kimura Shigeru Sensei.

Alongside his training with the Japanese Masters, Paul has trained and studied under some of the most well known Western Shukokai exponents including Hanshi Paul Mitchell, of Samurai Karate International, Shihan Eddie Daniels, of Kimura Shukokai International and of course his direct teacher of many years Shihan Tom Beardsley.

Links with Japan . . .

Paul has visited Japan 12 times in his quest to study the traditional teaching methods practised in the Karate school of “Shukokai” and to accurately replicate those methods and approaches in the UK. Paul’s experience in Japan, combined with years spent competing and coaching allow him to deliver an exciting, challenging and rewarding form of Karate for his students.

Club and Association training . . .
Paul runs four Shushokan clubs at; Ludlow, Brecon, Monmouth, and Hereford. He holds an enhanced CRB check and current instructor insurance.  Paul is the grading officer at a number of other clubs in the Association.  He also organises and leads the regular monthly Shushokan senior grade training which draws together the senior grades from all Shushokan clubs.
Activities offered . . .
Shushokan Karate – (6+ to adult) - a structured training programme using a system which Paul has developed for the SSKO. Using the style of Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do as practised in Japan, students learn a complete traditional, sporting and self defence system taught in a safe, fun and friendly environment.


Little Ninjas - young children (4-6 years) – martial arts based games and fun competitions to improve confidence, speed, agility and coordination.

Unarmed Combat & Personal Protection – Paul has experience of delivering a military style system to professional security personnel. 

All activities are available regardless of age, ability and fitness. 

Little Ninjas
Little Ninjas
Shushokan Karate
Shushokan Karate
Unarmed Combat
Unarmed Combat
Contact Sensei Paul . . .


Call or Text
07850 003672

Club nights . . .

Monday  Shushokan Ludlow
South Shropshire Leisure Centre
Bromfield Road
SY8 1DR 
Beginners 6.30 - 7.15
Intermediate 7.15 - 8.15
Advanced   8.15 - 9.15

*Adult Beginners 7.15pm*
Tuesday  Shushokan Brecon
Brecon Leisure Centre
Beginners 7.15 - 8.00
Intermediate & Senior 8.00 - 9.00

Thursday  Shushokan Monmouth
Monmouth Leisure Centre
Old Dixton Road
NP25 3DP 
Ninjas 5.30 - 6.00
Beginners 6.00 - 6.45
Intermediate 6.45 - 7.45
Advanced 7.45 - 8.45

Friday  Shushokan Hereford
Hinton Community Centre
21 Ross Road
Ninjas 5.15 - 5.45
Beginners 5.45- 6.30
Intermediate 6.30 - 7.15
Brown & Black Belts  7.15 - 8.00
Black Belts  8.00 - 8.45