Due to circumstances, The KSK UK has effectively been disbanded. Whether the UK branch will re-emerge remains to be seen. The KSK Worldwide will continue under Shihan Darren Murphy, so the bulk of the KSK outside of the UK will not be affected by this.
Shihan Alan Cleary, Shihan Tom Smith & Shihan Iain Rodger have joined together to form the Independent Kyokushin Karate Union. The Union is in effect as from today.
The IKKU is a Kyokushin Union whose members will all work from the same syllabus.
I am aware that there are numerous Unions in existence these days and that many of you will think that we are not helping by forming this new one. This is not up for debate, this post is purely a statement of fact.
I would like to add that we have no ill feeling towards our past Union, it is simply that we have decided not to follow a particular path.