Sensei PHIL KEAR
Philip Kear Sensei, had been a student training with Tatsuo Suzuki Sensei since 1965 until Suzuki Sensei's passing in 2011. Sensei Philip Kear is the eldest Student of the late Suzuki Sensei.
Sensei Kear spent time training in Japan as a Dan Grade from 1970 and was accepted for training at the famous Nichi Dai University, under Tanabe Fumahiro Sensei and Hideo Sensei.
During his time in Japan, he trained under the Founder of Wado-Ryu Hironori Ohtsuka Sensei as well as Toru Arakakawa and was graded Nidan.
He was All Britain Champion and also placed 2nd in the European Championships in 1972. He is also an accredited N.C.A.S. Coach (Australian Certified). He trained full time in Japan back in 1969 in Nichi Dai University Dojo, he trained and graded under the founder of Wado Ryu, Hironori Ohtsuka Meijin 10th Dan.
Philip Kear Sensei 8th Dan, moved to Australia in 1973, along with his brothers Reg Sensei (deceased) and Robert Sensei, both 7th Dans are the senior instructors of Wado Kokusai Karate-do San no Ya in Australia.
The name San no Ya, literally three arrows, refers to the karate taught by the Kear family and was given to them by Tatsuo Suzuki Sensei.
In August 2014 Sensei Kear honoured WKKI by becoming Technical Adviser to the Federation and again in 2015 he became Technical Director to the Wado Kokusai Suzuki-Ha Europe.
Sensei Kear instructs at the Yu Yu Kan Dojo located in Pyrmont Sydney and holds classes around the world.