Sensei Ray Nichols is Founder/Director Chief Instructor, IKF Chito Ryu Yoshu-Kai Karate. Sensei Nichols has been actively training in karate for over 50 years, starting under Benard Collins in the late 1950's. Sensei Nichols is responsible for bringing Chito-Ryu and Yoshu-Kai style Karate to the United States, along with Mike Foster and Mr. Yamamoto. For more on IKF's history,
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Sensei Nichols and his wife,
Renchi D J Nichols, have three children that are also active in IKF Karate: son
Renchi Mike; son Shihan Mark; and daughter Rhnea. Sensei and Renchi D J also have 2 granddaughters that are active in IKF Karate:
Nidan Ashley Stromberger and Nidan Heather Stromberger.
Sensei Nichols is a member of the U. S. Martial Arts Black Belt Hall Of Fame.
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