Juha Makinen, 2nd Dan

Juha started training in karate in 1987 in Finland and achieved 1st Dan in Wado Ryu in 1991. When he moved to the London, he discovered Goju-Ryu Karate at Daigaku Karate Kai at the University of Westminster.

“I found Gojy-Ryu to be based on more realistic self-defence and combat style focused training, harder physical workouts and sparring compared with my previous martial arts training experiences.”

Juha was badged and awarded Shodan-Ho in June 2011 and achieved full Shodan in June 2012. He completed the 30 Man Kumite and Nidan grading in June 2014.


Yondan 4th Dan

Sandan 3rd Dan

Nidan 2nd Dan

Shodan 1st Dan