The People Behind Shunryu® Martial Arts


Felipe (Phil) Tsoy

Chairman for the Americas

1st Degree Black Belt Shunryu® Karate

2nd Degree Black Belt Shotokan Karate

2nd Degree Black Belt Goju-Ryu Karate

Certified Child Instructor

Certified SecuKids® - Instructor

Certified Child Protection Coordinator

Self-Defence Instructor

Board Member Education and Training at the Shunryu® Martial Arts Association


Co-Founder of the Mirai Budo Academy


Francisco Simoes Pires

Chairman for South America

3rd Degree Black Belt Shotokan Karate

Certified Karate Referee

Certified Karate Examiner

Board Member of the Shunryu® Certification Body

45 years of Karate Experience

Former Law Enforcement Self-Defence Instructor

Self-Defence Instructor

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Oliver Becker

Global Head Instructor

6th Degree Black Belt Shunryu® Karate

6th Degree Black Belt Shunryu® Ju-Jitsu

3th Degree Black Belt Kickboxing

2th Degree Black Belt Shotokan Karate (WUKO and IJKA)

Founder of Shunryu® Martial Arts

Violence Prevention & Self Defense Trainer

Certified Close Protection Agent, Consultant 

Founder of SecuKids® Child Protection

Owner of becker security® group

President of the International Association of Personal Protection Agents (IAPPA)


Want to be part of the Shunryu® World?

Passion for Martial Arts and open-mindedness is all it takes 

Whether you want:

  • to offer one of our programs in your school

  • to receive support from our association, 

  • to become an instructor

We look forward to talking to you.