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.

Official websites can be found here: and and all enquiries should be forward to (email) or 07768 113363 (mobile)