◾ Okinawan Shorinryu Karate, Leicester UK 


The Hyaku Dojo is a non-violent school, primarily concerned with the preservation of Okinawan Shorinryu Karate and will teach all students (aged 10 upwards) who are willing to learn this system - no previous knowledge of Karate is required. We hope to introduce this traditional Martial Art to the Western World with the aim of keeping alive the origin of today's modern Karate.

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Studio 79, 15 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG

Karate is an ancient Martial Art from the Ryukyu Kingdom, Uchina (Okinawa). Although there are now many modern 20th Century Sport Karate versions from Japan, such as Shotokan, Wadoryu, Kyokushin, etc., not many schools are dedicated to the study or teaching of the original, older styles outside of Okinawa.

Based in the Cultural Quarter of Leicester UK, we are a Karate school who are dedicated solely to Traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu 小林流 (Kobayashi) Karatedo.

As a direct student of the Late Master Isamu Arakaki, a 10th Dan Okinawan and President of the Rengokai Karate Council, Arakaki Sensei asked me to teach Okinawan Karate in the UK. 

"Budo has two notable divisions - a path which presents the art as a way of life, seeking peace and perfection of mind and character. A second path seeks perfection of technique and fighting skill, embroiled with the attitude to fight and die without fear, respectfully, with honour and in peace. It is a Karateka's life-long journey to discover both of these paths, to hone and temper these skill-sets so that they can be harnessed in balance and with integrity; initially for the betterment of one's own life and ultimately for the betterment of the World."  ~Peter Tinsley.

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