Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu has been active in New Zealand since 1971 and since that time it has expanded with three Dojos throughout Auckland.
Our club has produced winning competitors in national tournaments and international championships where they have represented New Zealand.
The style of Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu was created by Soke Hoshu Ikeda in 1969 and is based heavily on the teachings of one of the old master, Kyan Chotoku. In 2012, Soke Hoshu Ikeda formally transitioned leadership of International
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Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do to his daughter, Soo Shihan Ai Ikeda.
Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu has been taught in New Zealand by various Sensei since 1971 including Sensei Toshiharu Shibata, Sensei Nozumu Uehara, Shihan David Bennett and his brother, Sensei Richard Bennett and Sensei Francis Morell. We continue to have close links with Jyoshinmon in Japan and regularly ensure that we are as close in our teaching to that of Japan by travelling there, or inviting one of the Jyoshinmon masters ...