The JAPAN KARATE DO RYOBU-KAI (JKR) is a professional, international, karate organization under the leadership of Yasuhiro (Takehiro) Konishi, 10th Dan. JKR branches are located all over the world and are under the guidance of Kiyoshi Yamazaki, 9th Dan, as the Kaicho (President).
The style of karate taught by the JKR is called Shindo Jinen Ryu. This style was founded by Yasuhiro Konishi who learned karate from Gichin Funakoshi, Chojun Miyagi, Kenwa Mabuni, and Choki Motobu. Additionally, Konishi Sensei studied extensively under the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. The JKR also has a lineage dating back to the 16th century traditions of Takenouchi Ryu Jujitsu.
Training in the JKR is conducted in the traditional Japanese method, stressing discipline, consistent attendance, etiquette, and hard work. Karate instruction is life-long, and can be continued regardless of age. Modern training in Shindo Jinen Ryu karate-do incorporates elements of karate, aikido, jujitsu, and kendo in the formal curriculum, with an emphasis on philosophy and education. The curriculum also emphasizes Zanshin (the ability of an exponent to gain dominance over an opponent through an alert state of mind) and the maintenance of proper physical posture.
The purpose in Shindo Jinen Ryu karate-do is to develop the whole human being, physically and mentally. Through long-term, dedicated training, students learns to develop and unite Shin (mind), Gi (technique), and Tai (body) in proper proportions. The end result is awareness of one’s moral obligations and place in society.
Event Location: Irvine Marriott
Online Registration is now open
Download the Event Packet 2017 JKRi [updated March 13, 2017] for important deadline and fee information.
Use this link to book your room at our special room rate of $115 per night. If you’d like to extend your stay at this room rate please contact Sensei Mina.
Attention Dojo Chos: Please place orders by April 15, 2017 for pick on May 4, 2017 at the US Hombu.
2016 Dan certificates will be given to Dojo Cho or dojo representative on May 4, 2017.