Renshinkan England is committed to expanding student’s karate experience as much as possible. We believe that central to our understanding of ‘karate-do’ (the way), is a knowledge and experience of as many cultures as possible. As it is Soke Yuzo Tamotsu’s stated aim to spread peace and understanding across the world through the use of Renshinkan karate, with the correct education and inspiration of the future generations, we endeavour to provide this opportunity for all of our students.
The dream of every student is to visit headquarters and train with Soke Yuzo Tamotsu in Kagoshima, Japan. This opportunity is usually timed with the National/International Tournaments held in August of every year.
Students who wish to achieve their dream must first be prepared to undertake considerable additional training in order to prepare them for competition in kumite and kata, as well as for performance in the England Enbu (display) Team.
Renshinkan International Tournaments take place every five years. They are a fabulous experience for Sensei and students and help us enormously in our drive for excellence. In order to prepare for these massive events, students are encouraged to sign up for specialist squad training which takes place every Thursday evening at the Triangle Dojo in Burgess Hill.
We have competed in Japan in 2010, 2012 and 2019. We excelled in 2015(Taiwan) taking a team of 38 competitors and achieving two quarter final placements in kata and kumite. In 2019, we took a team of 48 competitors and also achieved two quarter final placings. The next big tour will be in 2023 in Japan.
We have also sent students to train in Finland. Such experiences are only open to the truly committed, and must only be undertaken once Soke and Julia Kyoshi have given their full approval.