The Ho Shin Do Youth Project is a community-based, self-help, action-oriented initiative providing support to youths from under-developed communities in Manchester.
The project is co-ordinated by sensei Stephen Sijuwade, with the assistance of his senior students.
The aim of the project is to raise the aspirations and achievements of youths by motivating them to maximise their personal potential, training them to be productive and responsible leaders of tomorrow.
The core objectives of our youth project are to empower youths of various diverse backgrounds, using martial arts and other leisure, sporting and recreational activities as engaging tools. Althour classes are based on self-defence and fitness, the emphasis is on respect, courtesy, discipline, confidence, mental and physical coordination, and patience, all important aspects of character development.
We believe that martial arts training is a key to unlocking the potential of youths, instilling a sense of belonging, responsibility, discipline and empowerment, which can be used as tools to tackle the endemic anti-social, truancy, bullying and violent gun/knife culture prevalent in our modern world.