Our school is the United Kingdom Seiki-Juku Karate Organisation. Seiki-Juku means 'True Spirit' and our mon (badge) shows an English rose amongst three circles representing Purity, Diligence and Respect. The word Karate itself means 'empty hand', one incapable of grasping or holding on to pride, prejudice or any other selfish desire. The empty hand is to be offered to others in the service of life itself.
Traditional Karate is at first a means of combat, a means by which the exponent defends himself or his family. However, by a process of repetitious training he also cultivates a morally correct state of mind. The true understanding of Karate-Do may only be understood after one engages in sufficient training.
The Yawara Club's are part of the United Kingdom Seiki-Juku Karate Organisation (UKSKO). The UKSKO was formed in the early eighties and now has more than 20 Clubs around the south of England. We are also affiliated to the Dai Nippon Butoku-kwai in Japan.
The main Club or Honbu (headquarters), 'the Bu'sen' is located in Twickenham and is run by Sensei Frank Perry 7th Dan, Chief Instuctor who is assisted by Sensei Carol David 5th Dan and Assistant Chief Instructor (Karate) and Sensei Dave Clarke Asssitant Chief Instructor (Judo and Ju-Jutsu). The Busen is one of the largest full time martial arts and fitness centres in the country.
Seiki-Juku meaning "True Spirit"
Seiki-Juku mon representing Purity, Diligence and Respect
Bus'en meaning "War School"
Karate and Judo are the ideal sports for juniors building self-confidence, balance, and discipline so why not try out a session at one of our clubs in and around London?