THANK YOU FOR VISITING US
We have our own dojo facility in Callington, Cornwall, which is 14 miles north of Plymouth, in S.W.England. All karate-ka are welcome.
Contact Sensei "Harry" Davis on 01579 383491 for class times.
WHAT IS IT WE DO?
We practice Shorin-ryu Karate and Okinawan Kobudo (weapons).
Simply put, Shorin-ryu is the Okinawan karate style on which at least 80% of the world's karate is now based. The modern popular Japanese styles of Shotokan, Wado-ryu, and indeed much of Shito-ryu are all based on the older Shorin-ryu forms exported to mainland Japan from Okinawa. There are many different Shorin-ryu "schools" each developed around the teachings of individual Masters. We practice in the Kyan "school" or lineage based on the karate and bojutsu forms transmitted by Kyan Chotoku.
Primarily, we practice the Joshinmon Shorin-ryu versions of Kyan kata, along with the Okinawan base forms common to Shorin-ryu and Goju-ryu styles: Fukyugata ichi and ni. We also reference the kata of other Kyan "schools", Seibukan and Shorin-ji for training purposes, as well as drills used in Goju-ryu.
Along with the Kyan-lineage bojutsu kata "Tokumine-no-kun" we also study weapons in the Matayoshi system of Okinawan Kobudo.
we are an adults-only non-competitive dojo