The main aim of Reishokan Karatedo lies in the perfection of the human
character, not only in the acquisition of skills in punches and kicks.
Reishokan Karatedo is gthe way of self-disciplineh, placing great importance
on self-conquest, affection for others and etiquette or courtesy.
Students naturally develop these qualities by steps and stages
through regular class practice, not learn them as mere knowledge. Keeping
on with their training for a long period of time even at a slow pace brings
students greater self-confidence in the future. They are not expected to
concern too much for the results of Tournaments or Grading.
As we emphasize Kata(Forms) training, all the family can practice
together. In Kumite(Sparring) students fight in a points-winning system,
having protectors on, so that even younger children are safe to do Sparring
Considering the current increase of atrocious crimes, Reishokan also teaches
self-defense techniques that will work in real life to avoid dangerous
Students of all ages and both sexes, ranging from 3, 4 to 70 in age
strive to achieve their aims according to their own fitness level. Reishokan
is very family oriented, parent and child showing up for class together,
working up a good sweat, parent teaching child, sometimes vice versa. Wefve
received lots of positive feedback; one testimonial- gA Dogi or Karate
uniform created a new bond among all the family and a pleasant atmosphere
in my home.h
We believe Karate can be a vehicle for positive change.
We hope people try to cultivate their mind and become positive, respected
and contributing members of society in the 21st century, through the practice
of Karatedo Martial Art.
The Chinese character Rei in our name Reishokan means courtesy and
the character Sho literally means soaring high. We name it so in the hope
that students go out into the world or serve their community, having a
sense of decency.