Kenshin Ryu was founded by Sensei Dan Smethurst 5th Dan. The club is part of the Shukokai Karate Union (est 1969) and a member of the World Union of Karate-do Federations
The club is named Kenshin Ryu which means school of dedication.
raining karate has many benefits for both Health and well being, it promotes and teaches dedication, self control, self confidence, self discipline, fitness as well as being very enjoyable, fun and rewarding for individuals and families wanting to do something together.
The syllabus we teach, and the grades our students obtain, are internationally recognised, we do not teach so called "free style karate" and we place a great emphasis on the principals of traditional karate including etiquette and self-discipline. The syllabus is laid down and governed by the Shukokai Karate Union est 1969 (SKU), which is part of WUKF.
In addition to learning to punch, block, kick and strike we cover a variety of other defences against attacks such as grabs. strangulation, attacks with weapons etc.