Ryuei Ryu Instructors

Kenji Nakaima
Soke/Grand Master

Nakaima Kenji is the fifth and current Soke (pronounced "soh-keh") of the Nakaima family and the Ryuei Ryu style of Karate. His father, Nakaima Kenko, was the first of the Nakaima family to teach the style to students other than those of direct family lineage

Tsuguo Sakumoto
Douto Soke/Grand Master

Sakumoto Tsuguo is a former renowned World Karate Champion. Sakumoto Sensei studied under Nakaima Kenko, and is the current President of the Ryuei Ryu organization.
  • The 7th,8th, & 9th World Karate Champion
  • The 2nd & 3rd World Games Champion
  • The 2nd & 3rd World Cup Champion