Personal development – Our core philosophy

Reiwaryu Ryushinkan Karate-Do Renmei has a simple philosophy that runs through everything we do and care about.


Personal Development

We are registered as a ‘not-for-profit organisation’, which basically means the school is run by the members for and on behalf of the membership, so everyone benefits. All teachers and officials contribute their time and energy voluntarily.

This is great news because we don’t have to get paid to do what we love.

In this modern age this is very rare. It means we can really focus on the individual development of each member and not have to maximise the profitability of the club to survive.

….So, regardless of ability, age or experience we carefully focus on each student’s personal development and that’s when we see people shine.

Trophies, medals or status – whilst on the surface are appealing – they aren’t important to us. If someone enters a class, tries their best, showing physical, mental or spiritual development, then their Karate-Do path will always be a good path.

These 3 students joined my class at a very young age. They are just a few who demonstrate how children can develop into bright young adults with the correct guidance, etiquette and approach. These students have demonstrated great spirit and commitment to their Karate training, I eagerly look forward to seeing how they develop in the next few years!


See you in the dojo – Shihan Piero Barba