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Established by members of Jin Sei Kai Shotokan Karate Association, our club promotes Karate training in St Albans and Harpenden. Classes are open to everyone in the community regardless of age or ability.
Our emphasis is on health, fitness and fun - for all the family. Come along to any class and join in, or watch, as you prefer. Make your own assessment of Karate For Health, without feeling under any obligation to join Jin Sei Kai.
We are a not for profit club, established by members of Jin Sei Kai, the UK's leading association of Karate teachers and students.
Jin Sei Kai's style of karate
Jin Sei Kai has its roots in Shotokan, a traditional style of Japanese Karate, and the forms promulgated by Kananzawa. The association's aim is to identify the individual "self" in each student and to encourage each student to find his/her own self within a set of movements. Jin Sei Kai is a martial art and therefore the movements centre on self-defence. Kicking, punching and blocking movements are at the core. But a considerable emphasis is placed on understanding the body its strengths and its limitations so as to avoid injury to the student.
Founded by Sensei Paul Perry, 9th Dan, the association received the name 'Jin Sei Kai' from Perry's teacher - the world renowned Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa, 10th Dan. Jin Sei Kai is affiliated to Karate England, the Official Governing Body for Karate recognised by Sport England.
Jin Sei Kai, under Sensei Perry's leadership, has achieved an envied reputation and much-respected position in the world of Karate. Acknowledged for its emphasis on good technique and health, Jin Sei Kai today offers students of all ages and abilities an unbeatable Karate formula to get fit and to have fun!
If you have any questions, please give one of our Club Instructors a call or email us.