Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai (JKR) is a martial arts organization with branches in more than 20 countries around the world. We teach and train in a form of traditional karate called Shindo Jinen Ryu, which is one of the original Japanese styles of karate, and one of the very first to be recognized officially. We believe that karate is even more about character than it is about self-defense or competition, and that it can make life better for all who practice it.
In addition to the punches, strikes and kicks commonly associated with karate, Shindo Jinen Ryu incorporates joint locks, throws, and takedowns, making it a particularly well-rounded martial art. Training within JKR is founded on traditional methods, stressing discipline, dedication, and hard work, with an added emphasis on philosophy and education.
Karate helps builds confidence, self discipline, flexibility, strength, endurance, agility, balance and coordination – all while teaching students how to defend themselves and others. Perhaps even more importantly, it builds character while harmonizing body, mind and art.
To find a JKR location near you, click here or use the JKR Locations link in the top menu. All schools are led by certified instructors with years of training and experience, who are eager to share their knowledge and love for karate.
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