KONJAKU SHIN literally means "Ancient and Modern Spirit". The
spirit and technique of Traditional Karate-do practised in the present day.
What better way to study this "Way" than with the Japanese masters and the
instructors trained by them.
Konjaku Shin has always taught traditional Shotokan Karate-do, and
remains committed to keeping the old ways alive. In keeping with the
literal translation of it's name however, Konjaku Shin does keep up to
date with modern technology, where it enhances the service it can
offer to students, and prospective members. Konjaku Shin was one of the
first karate schools in the UK to have a presence online, with it's
own dedicated website. It is also one of the few karate schools to offer
live viewing of its classes, anywhere in the world, via a WebCam in the
dojo. As well as a viewing area in the dojo, parents can watch their
children train via a live television feed in the lounge.
Classes are available six days a week, with
children able to start from the age of four. Classes are split into age
groups, with their own qualified instructors. Older children are able
to train on both the children's classes, and also on the later classes
alongside their parents. There is no upper age limit for adults.
To date, over two hundred and fifty students have gained black belt dan grades with Konjaku
Sensei Kershaw with
swords presented by Hanshi Asano on behalf of his students and
to mark Konjaku Shin's 20th Anniversary in 1998.
Since 1978, Konjaku Shin
remained a member of SHOTOKAN KARATE INTERNATIONAL
headed by Hanshi Shiro Asano 9th dan. In 2011 however Konjaku Shin
went its own way, and is now a national association in
it's own right, with direct membership to F.E.K.O.
It has indeed travelled a long
way since 1978!