SENSEI PAUL PERRY
FOUNDER OF JIN SEI KAI
Sensei Paul Perry, 9th Dan
16th Feb 1950 - 22nd Feb 2014
Sensei Perry our founder of Jin Sei Kai and a true master of the art of karate, tai chi, yoga and shiatsu body work therapist. He trained professional boxers, rugby and football players, skiers and cyclists and racing car drivers and was invited to train special forces.
He started practicing karate at the age of 17 and loved it. Sensei Perry practised constantly either at classes or with a friend or on his own. He moved quickly through the grades. While in his teens and early twenties he studied yoga with Hildagard Armatage, who was the tutor for the teachers of The British Wheel of Yoga.
Sensei Perry moved to Australia in 1968 at the age of 18 in order to surf. While there he had the opportunity of training with Japanese masters as well as teaching others. He trained with Yamaguchi and he travelled to Japan on many occasions training with H. Kanazawa, whose style and grace of movement grounded Sensei Perry in his love of the art. Kanazawa Sensei was Sensei Perry's main influence and teacher. Sensei Perry therefore is a 3rd generation Karateka with direct lineage from the main introduction into the west via Gichin Funakoshi. Sensei Perry was also a Tai Chi Master having studied with Yang Ming Shih.