On the 20th April 2021 Yamakai Dojo, JKR UK and friends of Simon celebrated virtually via Zoom. Happy Birthday Sensei! Kampai!
Konishi Yasuhiro the founder of our style Shindō Jinen-ryū is well known amongst Japanese Karate practitioner as one of the leading pioneers and supporting many of the now famous Okinawan Sensei that brought their martial arts to mainland Japan. Konishi Soke (Founder) was already an established Budōka with exceptional skill. He founded the Zen Nihon Karate-dō Renmei (today’s Renbukai) and was the first-generation vice president.
Konishi Soke was born in 1893 and came from Takamatsu City in the Kagawa Prefecture.
By Howard High
By Dave Lowry
By Andreas Quast
The Establishment of the Ryobukan, Ryobukai and Shindō Jinen-ryū