Renshinkan England follows the teachings of Isamu Tamotsu, the founder of Shorinjiryu Renshinkan and Iwao Tamotsu, 10th Dan Grand Master of Renshinkan. The school was founded in England in 1985, and is led by, Kyoshi Julia Turley (6th Dan), who is completely committed to teaching traditional budo with all of its many challenges and joyous rewards. Julia teaches full-time, having left a successful career in local government in 2002 in order to commit fully to her practice. She is deeply committed to her Sensei and Grand Master, Iwao Tamotsu, and is passionate about developing this wonderful art in the United Kingdom. We are an honourable and skilful karate school with true depth of character, based upon the ancient wisdom of Okinawan budo. We strive to continually improve our character; working hard at uniting our heart mind and body.