Karate helps builds confidence, self discipline, flexibility, strength, endurance, agility, balance and coordination - all while teaching students how to defend themselves and others. Perhaps even more importantly, it is an effective means of building character while harmonizing body, mind and art.
Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai (JKR) teaches a form of traditional karate called Shindo Jinen Ryu, which has roots that reach back to the 16th century. Shindo Jinen Ryu is one of the original Japanese styles of karate, and one of the very first to be recognized officially.
In addition to the punches, strikes and kicks commonly associated with karate, Shindo Jinen Ryu incorporates joint locks, throws, and takedowns, making it a particularly well-rounded martial art. Training within JKR is founded on traditional methods, stressing discipline, dedication, and hard work, with an added emphasis on philosophy and education.
JKR was founded by Sensei Yasuhiro Konishi, 10th dan, and developed by his son, Yasuhiro (Takehiro) Konishi, 10th Dan. JKR branches are located all over the world and are currently under the leadership of Kiyoshi Yamazaki, 9th dan, who serves as Kaicho (President), International Director, and Chief Instructor.
Soke Yasuhiro Konishi
Soke Konishi II and Kaicho Yamazaki
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