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Sensei Dirk Heene 8th Dan


Sensei Heene was one of Sensei Kase's senior and closest students and was responsible for establishing the Kase Ha Shotokan Ryu Karate Do Academy Shihankai (of which he is president), to carry on his lifetimes work.

Sensei Heene was born in Aalst (Belgium) on January 24th, 1949. He started his Karate training in 1965 and was a member of the Belgian National Team from 1970 until 1980. He graduated in Physical Education at the University of Ghent in June 1972 and was for many years a physical education and budo teacher in the secondary sports school in Hasselt.

Now retired from teaching, as well as being President of the Kase Ha Shotokan Ryu Karate Do Academy and Executive Coordinator of the Shotokan Ryu Kase Ha Instructors Academy, he is an instructor and technical advisor to many Karate Organisations all over the world, including the English Shotokan Academy and visits regularly to teach both instructors and students alike.

"The road to perfection can not be travelled in one life time".

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