SEKU chief instructor is sensei Mick Dewey 8th Dan. Sensei started training 1967. In 1972 he gained his black belt awarded by his instructor, the late Keinosuke Enoeda Sensei. Mick gained success in many Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) National and Regional championships. He was a member of the KUGB National Team for five years travelling with the team to Tokyo in 1977 for the World Championships. He was also a member of the Gold Medal winning team at the European Championships in Brussels 1980. As well as training at the infamous Japan Karate Association (JKA) headquarters in Tokyo Japan Mick has also trained with all the first generation JKA Instructors under the guiding eye of its chief Instructor Master Masatoshi Nakayama
In 1982 at its inauguration Sensei Dewey was appointed the Chairman/Chief Instructor to the South of England Karate Union SEKU (since renamed the Shotokan of England Karate Union)Sensei Mervyn O'Donnell 8th Dan was appointed secretary and Sensei Brian Smith 7th Dan was Appointed the position of grading examiner. SEKU has a long history of traditional Shotokan karate and the teaching methods are taught Virtually the same way as that of all the Sensei’s instructor Keinosuki Enoeda Sensei. The organisation has strength in depth, it has character and drive and the leadership has many years of experience behind them.