Enoeda Keinosuke

Enoeda Keinosuke

Technical advisor ESKA/WSKA
Date of Birth: 04.07.1935
Country: Japan

Biography of Enoda Keinosuke

Enoda Keinosuke, also known as "Tiger of Setokan," was born on July 4, 1935. He began practicing Judo at the age of 7 and earned his 2nd dan black belt at the age of 17. In 1952, he enrolled in Takusoku University, where he started studying Karate under the guidance of Funakoshi. Two years later, Enoda received his 2nd dan in Karate and became the captain of the university's Karate team four years after that. Upon graduating from university in 1957, he underwent intensive training under Nakayama and Nishiyama and was one of the first to participate in contact style competitions since his organization did not yet hold tournaments at that time. One of his notable achievements was winning the open championship in Kyushu.

In 1963, Enoda won the All-Japan Championship. From 1963 to 1967, he worked as an instructor in Indonesia, and in 1985, he taught in South Africa and the United States. He also served as an assistant to Okazaki Teruyuki. Starting in 1971, Enoda became the chief instructor for JKA in England upon Kanazawa's request. Everywhere he taught, he left an impression as a strict teacher who practiced intense training and sparring. Enduring this was not easy, but those who went through his school became excellent masters.

Today, Enoda Keinosuke holds the rank of 9th dan and serves as a technical advisor for ESKA/WSKA and the Chief Technical Advisor for USKO.