Manchester Karate is the first Missing Link dojo in the UK, started by Founder Circle Member Heero Miketta, a German Martial Arts teacher who moved to the UK in 2010 after living in Finland, Estonia and China before. He has been practicing martial arts for over 30 years. Besides founding four different dojos he also worked for the German police, co-developed concepts for self-defence and violence prevention and initiated the German ShoShin Projekt, a network of martial arts teachers from different backgrounds that aims to research and teach without limitations, based on exchange and cross-training between styles and methods from all around the world. Today he lives as writer and teacher in Manchester, together with his Chinese partner and their daughter.