The Karate Club is thriving at the John Clements Centre and teaches one system which is a Koryū-te (Old style hand) karate system.
The aim is to introduce participants to the style of Shindō Jinen-Ryū and the teachings of the founder, Yasuhiro Konishi Soke (1893-1983). Yasuhiro Konishi Soke was one of the first karateka to teach karate on mainland Japan. He was instrumental in developing modern karate, as well as a driving force in the art’s acceptance in to mainland Japan.
He believed that if one lives a moral life, then one is naturally following the divine way and promoted:
“If training in karate in a natural way leads one to mastery of one’s body, knowledge and experience are vastly increased and the foundation for naturally living a moral life is established”.
The club are the official representatives of the Japan Karate-Do Ryobukai International in the UK.