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.


Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki 1940 – 2023

16th August 1940 – 28th August 28 2023 Ryobu-Kai International: It is with profound sadness that the Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai International Yudanshakai Executive Council (IYEC) informs you that Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki (9th dan JKR, 8th dan JKF) passed away on 28th August, at approximately 8:00pm Pacific Time. For anyone who has been fortunate enough …

The Three Amigos Present Principles of Application

1 hour of karate study in your own home Three Amigos: Principles of Application John Johnston Sensei Adaptive Karate – Using the leading hand Simon Oliver Sensei Japan Karate-Do Ryobukai (Shindo Jinen Ryu) – Irimi Steve Lowe Sensei Koryu Kyudokan Dojo – Lessons from the Makiwara Pay via PayPal on info@simonoliversensei.comDigital Download £22.00Official release date …


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