Japan Karate-Do Ryobukai in Bedfordshire, UK and Dubai, UAE.

The style of Shindō Jinen-Ryū and the teachings of Yasuhiro Konishi Soke (1893 to 1983)

Shindo Jinen Ryu

Konishi Soke believed that if you walk a morally correct path in this life, then you are naturally following the divine way. If you train in karate in a natural way and master your body, you will expand your knowledge and experience, and establish a solid foundation for naturally living a morally correct life. And so, his style in 1933, on the recommendation of Morihei Ueshiba Sensei and Shinto scholar Danjo Yamaguchi came to be Shindō Jinen-ryū Karate-Jutsu (“godly, natural style, complete empty-handed way”)

Yashurio Konishi, Tatsuo Yamada, Chōjun Miyagi & Gichin Funakoshi


Yamakai was originally formed by Sue Sylvester and Stephen Marriott in November 2002 and was known as the Silsoe Karate Club. However, following the split from TASK in October 2004, the club was renamed Yamakai (Mountain Association) Karate Club and affiliated to SKIF, headed by Hirokazu Kanazawa Kancho, 10th Dan.

The name Mountain Association was chosen as we felt it was appropriate as Kanazawa Kancho incorporates the symbol of a mountain in his signature.

In 2015 the dojo affiliated to the JKR-UK. Stephen Marriott’s work took him to Dubai, UAE and the Yamakai dojo was left in the capable hands of its members. Simon Oliver Sensei teaches there every Monday evening.

Stephen is looking forward to affiliating his next dojo in the UAE to the JKR.


Shindō Jinen Ryu Beginners Course

Karate & Real Self ProtectionClasses Monday and Friday evenings in Bedfordshire Beginners course starting week commencing 31st January 2022 All styles of Martial Artists always welcome. Yamakai DojoFlitton Village HallBedfordshireMK45 5EJMonday 7.30 – 9pm Yamazaki DojoMay Studios Unit 5West End FarmHaynes West End MK43 3RAFriday 7 – 8 pm Head Instructor Simon Oliver Sensei 7th …

Ryobukai Seiryu Kata – Kaicho Yamazaki

During the 1930s, the Japanese government was largely controlled by the military, and around 1935, the commanding general of the Imperial Japanese Army approached Konishi Sensei and asked him to develop self-defence techniques for women serving in the Japanese Government Railways. At the time, Konishi, Ueshiba, Mabuni and Ohtsuka were training together almost every day, and Konishi asked …


Simon Oliver Sensei
Stephen Marriott
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