The founder of Shuko-kai International is our Soke Kunio Miyake.
He was born in 1946. He began teaching martial arts in Japan,  
while at the same time teaching modern Japanese language and
litereture at the high school level . Miyake Sensei came to the
Unites Stated in 1985, and quickly establish Shuko-kai  U.S.A. in
Southern California with permission of Shoko-kai Tani-ha Shito-
Ryu Soke Chojiro Tani.

He currently holds an official U.S.A. National Karate-Do Federation
8th.  Degree Black Belt in Karate-do and  a 6th Black Belt in
Shorinji Aiki Jujitsu. His instructor’s licenses were issued by the
All-Japan Karate-do Federation and the World Shorinji Kempo
Federation. Both of these of there degrees require the highest
caliber of Karate and Jujitsu Knowledge. Miyake Sensei was the
Champion in Shito-ryu  Shuko-kai in 1982 and the 1982 and the
1988 U.S.A. Karate Federation National Champion. He was also
selected to be the representative at the All-Japan Martial Arts
Demostration (Budosai) – a  distinctive honor due to the fact that
representatives are chosen throughout Japan based on their
superior skills in their respectives arts.

His USANKF Black Belt, which has equally been approved by the U.
S. Olympic Committee and is the highest rank in this organization.

In  addition of being a Member of the Examiners Board (U.S.A.N.K.
F.), Miyake Sensei also serves in the U.S.A.N.K.F. National
Technical Committee as the Chairman of the Kata Committee and
Technical advisor for the National Eam and Coaches. He also
holds Pan American and W.K.F. International Referee’s Licenses.