Sensei Dario Chircop started Karate in 1982, at the age of 16 in Malta, with Sensei Jack (‘Ino’) Grech. He was awarded Shodan (1st Black belt) by Shirai Sensei in 1993 ... READ MORE
Sensei Nicole Chircop started practicing JKA Shotokan Karate at the age of 9 in 2007. She aspired to be like her father (Sensei Dario Chircop) and so she followed his steps and tea... READ MORE
Sensei Etienne Ceci Bonello started practicing Shotokan Karate at the age of 4 in August 1995. He originally started with ITKF and was awarded the Shodan (1st black belt) at the ag... READ MORE
Sensei Massimo Caruana had his first experience within Martial Arts in 1988 when he started practicing Judo and JuJitsu for about nine months. In September 1989, he started trainin... READ MORE
Sensei Massimo Caruana had his first experience within Martial Arts in 1988 when he started practicing Judo and JuJitsu for about nine months. In September 1989, he started training Shotokan Karate with CSKS Muteki. During the next 5 years of training Shotokan karate, he participated in many local stages and events instructed by international instructors namely, Enoeda Sensei, Kawasoe Sensei, Puricelli Sensei, Tomlin Sensei and Wright Sensei. He was also assessed by Mr. Jesmond Schembri, Angelo Petrilli Sensei and Enrico Pigliacelli Sensei, who were then affiliated with FIKTA.
In October 1994 Massimo was awarded Shodan by Angelo Petrilli Sensei in CSKS Muteki Corradino, and then graded Nidan in January 1997 by Masao Kawasoe Sensei. He graduated as an MTKF instructor after attending a one year course and passing Final Examination in January 1996. He started teaching Shotokan karate at CSKS Muteki where he instructed students up to Shodan level for about three and a half years.
Sensei Massimo Caruana was also a founding member of the MTKF - Malta Traditional Karate Federation, where he took on a role of council member in 1993. In 1998, Massimo joined ranks with Sensei Dario Chircop when they were both established karate instructors within the MTKF, and proceeded to train JKA Shotokan Karate when the MTKF changed its name to JKA-Malta upon being appointed as the maltese representative of the Japan Karate Association in 2001, by the late Sensei Enoeda, at the time Chief Instructor of JKA in Europe.
Under direction of Sensei Roy Tomlin MBE as a Technical Director for this new association, Massimo directed his training towards more the JKA way, and confirmed his 1st Dan JKA in 2004 and his 2nd Dan JKA in 2007, graded by Sensei Tanaka (8th Dan JKA), Sensei Osaka (8th Dan JKA), Sensei Sawada (7th Dan JKA) and Sensei Ohta (7th Dan JKA – Chief Instructor JKA England), at the JKA England International Spring Courses hosted in Guildford, England.
Throughout this past decade, Massimo has been attending local and international training courses and seminars to further develop his Karate skills. He is not particularly interested in local and international competitions. In October 2018, Massimo obtained internationally recognized qualification license for JKA Instructor License D.
Within his own home, Massimo has a small dojo which is fully equipped for his own training. He mainly trains karate to cultivate his passion and love for this art, to enjoy himself and to safeguard oneself and his family. He aspires to continue supporting JKA Malta and to promote JKA Karate around Malta.