Ehsan Malaki is currently official representative of Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation (SKIF) in British Columbia and chief instructor of Shotokan Karate Academy.
He started Shotokan karate in 1978. His first teacher was Sensei "Farrokh Moshfegh". In 1983 he received his black belt (Shodan) from Sensei Farrokh Moshfegh. In 1983 Sensei "Farrokh Moshfegh" left Iran and moved to USA and Ehsan started training with different Shotokan karate instructors.
In 1988, Shotokan (SKIF) was introduced to Iran by Sensei "Manouchehr Aslanian" and Ehsan was among the very first karatekas who joined SKIF. He started training and teaching at Iran's SKIF head quarter between 1988 and 1991.
In 1989 he started Electrical Engineering program at IUST (Iran University of Science and Technology). He was the head coach of IUST from 1989 to 1993. During this time, he became 4 times champion of all Iran university championships. He graduated from university as top student in 1993. His thesis was "Digital Makiwara" that was able to measure power and speed of karate techniques by using computer analysis.
In 1991 he opened his own Dojo and continued teaching Shotokan karate until he moved to Canada in 1998.
He was coaching team BC (British Colombia) in 2003-2004. He received his 5th degree black belt (Go Dan) from kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa in 2006 and his 6th degree black belt (Roku Dan) from Iran Karate-do Federation.
Because of his engineering background he made lots of research in mathematics and dynamic of karate techniques and movements. He has very vast knowledge of Kihon, Kata, Bunkai (Kata application) and different types of Kumite.
Ehsan’s favorite karate books:
Text: "Karate-Do My Way of Life" by Gichin Funakoshi
Kata: "Shotokan Karate International Kata" (Vol 1, 2) by Hirokazu Kanazawa
Kumite: "Shotokan Karate International Kumite Kyohan" by Hirokazu Kanazawa
Kumite: "Karate Fighting Techniques-The complete Kumite" by Hirokazu Kanazawa
Technical: "Dynamic karate" by Masatoshi Nakayama