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Hoshindo Karate gets government recognition!

We had a surprise visit to our karate school program at St. Mary’s School, Moss Side, Manchester by the minister of state for schools, Nick Gibb MP.

The minister spoke to the children about their karate and their different colour belts and asked them about their aspirations in karate.

The children were fantastic and trained really well. Sensei Steve told the minister the karate children were a credit to the school and went on to thank the school for providing us with the facilities and environment to succeed and achieve.

Read Nick Gibb’s tweet here ..

Hoshindo Karate runs an after-school club at St Mary’s School in Moss Side, Manchester, every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Karate Classes for Manchester Schools

A letter to the club from Rod & Malwina Martin Shihan

An open letter to Ho Shin Do Manchester Karateka from Rod & Malwina Martin Shihan

To all the Ho Shin Do Manchester Karateka,

We are deeply grateful to receive our awards on this, your 10th Anniversary.

Having followed your progress from humble beginnings in 2004, after having the privilege of teaching and training with Steve sensei for years before that, we see the growth and development, the coming of age and the integrity of what you have all created.

With Ten years of gradings, tournaments and seminars, our only regret is that we haven’t been able to be in the dojo with you at every class, however, we believe that you couldn’t be in better hands than that of Steve Sijuwade Sensei, who’s dedication to all of you, along with his own training, is unprecedented.

Spending some time with Steve sensei in Japan 2014 reminded me of our friendship and how much we value his care and attention. Watching him grow as a karateka, a teacher and a leader has been our pleasure.

It has been delightful to see the photos and video posts of you all, working hard on your karate, so it is your joy and commitment to your training that inspires and helps us. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu..

Roderick Martin and Malwina Martin
January, 2015

10th Anniversary Awards

On our 10 year anniversary the club presented awards for various categories, including loyalty, dedication, inspiration, commitment and service to the club.

Pictured from left to right are Adrian Heeks, Derek Lovell, Alex Tollerfield, Krishan Wadhia, and in the bottom row, junior recipients for Sensei Rod and Mal.

Ho Shin Do Karate, an academy for Martial Arts

Pioneered in Manchester by Stephen Sijuwade in 2004 and in London by Krishan Wadhia, the academy runs classes for all grades of students, of all ages.

Our instructors are fully qualified and CRB checked, and have attended numerous courses and seminars in the safeguarding of children, and general health and safety disciplines.

Our instructors currently hold Dan Grades with Goju Ryu Seiwakai and continue to receive regular training with senior instructors from Gojuryu Seiwakai and Gojukai J.K.F., the Japanese Karate Federation, travelling frequently to the country to attend training camps, and acquire further expertise in the art.

The academy focuses on self-defense, fitness training and personal development. We teach in a friendly yet structured environment, which allows people of all ages to come and enjoy the benefits of martial arts. Classes place emphasis on street self-defense and are geared to enhance self-awareness, confidence, and

Our organisation currently provides classes in London and Manchester for both children and adults. For children under 13, we base the teaching on a gentle, low-key, yet disciplined format, but always keeping the element of fun.

Children will learn team work, cooperation and get the benefits of discipline and concentration at the same time. The classes are action-packed, and we run frequent competitions to engage children and encourage them in a useful, goal-oriented way.

Many children’s classes are run as part of the school curriculum, or as after-school programmes in select schools within the Manchester and London metropolis.

All classes are taught by fully-qualified instructors, and assisted by senior students. This encourages both the senior students, as well as giving something for younger students to aim for, and the approach as proved invaluable in helping to solidy a peer-bonding that makes Ho Shin Do Karate the coherent martial arts academhy it has become.

For further information please contact Sensei Steve on 07708 497 223 or email info.

Our Karate Classes

Ho Shin Do Karate is a family club and caters for all ages.

Classes are designed to teach classical karate methods in a modern context.

We welcome students of all grades, abilities and disciplines.

Classes also include the new kids club which involves a style of teaching developed specifically to help younger children gain greater benefit and involves high intensity activities that give the little ones no time to get bored!

All students will be invited to frequent seminars given by visiting karate masters, and gradings take place about twice a year, so students can be inspired and encouraged, as well as gain a sense of achievement both personally and by being a proud member of their club.

If you’re still not sure, please come and try a FREE class!

For class times and venues, please see our Locations section.

For further information please contact Sensei Steve on 07708 497 223 or email info.

Ho Shin Do UK Newsletter 2008

Compliments of the season to my fellow Karatekas, parents and guardians, instructors, friends and family! I would like to thank everyone for your tremendous support in 2008.

Special recognition goes out to the parents because without the parents who bring the kids to classes’ week in week out through thick and thin we would not have a club! So Thanks for the support!

I would also like to congratulate everyone who graded this year. Well done to every one of you. This year marked a special achievement to a set of dedicated students who achieved their brown belts; Adrian Heeks, Adam Hameed, James McDonell, Edward Singh, Vithushan Karunakaran, Azad Mohammed, Emily Heeks and Hashim Ghazanfar.

image004The year started off with the the Kaizen ryu invitational tournament followed by the seitou ryu invitational tournament where the students gave good account of themselves and came back with lots of medals.

The major event of the year was the visit of our senior instructor from Australia Rod Martin Sensei. We had the summer grading and seminar held here in Manchester, followed by the seminar hosted by Krishan Wahdia Sensei in London (Hoshindo). Also there were seminars hosted by Indran and Marie Talabalan ( kaizen Ryu ), Richard and Caroline Gregory(seitou ryu), Jo Britton (kiwamini Kai).

Finally we had the Summer Camp where everyone got together trained and socialized and had a good time.

U.M.A. (United Martial Alliance) British Open Tournament

This Year the tournament was held in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire. We took our tournament squad to
compete in individual kata, kumite, team kata and Kumite.

We came back with a total of 24 medals which included British open champions gold 2008 in kata and Kumite.

The squad did the club proud!

HO Shin DO students at the G.M.P martial arts event in aid of C.L.I.C Sargent

image014On November 22nd we took some students to a charity event organized by greater Manchester police in aid of children with cancer. Ho shin Do Uk was there to support Greater Manchester police martial club, attempt a Guinness world record( three day marathon martial arts session) attempt in support of C.L.I.C sargent( caring for children with cancer). We enjoyed the training and taking part. It was an enjoyable experience and all for a great cause.

Boxing Gym

In October this year we started training at the boxing gym in Burnage. This gave us access to all the equipment required for training. The classes are held on a Wednesday and Friday from 6.00pm.

The students are enjoying the facilities available.

Children in Need Day

Students from Ho shin Do here in the UK, dress their teddies up as Karatekas!

All for fun and a good cause!

Kumite Seminar December 6th 2008

We invited our friends from Goshukan (Phoenix Karate Club) vasibon, tanat and their Sensei Kingsley to be part of our seminar. It was hosted by me and Sensei Krishan from Ho Shin Do in London. Sensei Kingsley took the kids to one side and thought them some basic kumite techniques. While the adults and brown belts got to spar and watch some top quality sparring. It was an enjoyable day for everyone!

In 2009 !!

There will be a host of events happening in 2009. We have the visit of our senior instructor Rod Martin Sensei in March. There will be seminars for all grades to attend and also an opportunity for students to attempt their next grade at the grading.

There also is a rare opportunity for higher grades to train with top Japanese master Fujiwara in London.

Tournaments for students at all levels. We will be entering some British and international tournaments this year.

Personally I look forward to my trip to Japan. I will be joining Sensei Rod out in Japan for a month of training to gain some top quality tuition. I can assure the knowledge and time spent out there will be of benefit not only to me but to you all!

Finally once again I want to thank all students for their loyalty and support. I look forward to seeing you all soon to do some karate!

Yours in Karate,
Steve Sijuwade Sensei
Ho Shin Do UK