Welcome to Renshinkan England

We are a traditional karate school largely based in the heart of Sussex Our organisation is a very traditional karate school which bases its teaching entirely upon those of Soke Iwao Tamotsu,10th Dan Grand Master of the Japan and International Federation of Shorinjiryu Renshinkan.  The name of the School can be translated as 'Small Forest Temple Style/School of Great Heart.' Our ethos is based upon the principles and practices of the ancient  oriental martial arts and has not been watered down or sullied by the pressures of,'quick fix and instant gratification' that characterises so much of karate today.

The England School is a strong organisation built on firm foundations of honest hard work,and a commitment to exploring and developing the capacity of the human spirit to strive for understanding and peace. 


If you are considering the practice of a compassionate, powerful martial art, based on old-fashioned values of discipline, respect, commitment, integrity, humility and compassion, you have come to the right place.  We cater for those aged 5 years plus, with age-specific classes for every level. 

Please enjoy our website, and if you would like any further information, please contact Shihan Julia who will be very pleased to assist your understanding of traditional Shorinjiryu Renshinkan Karate Do.

Our film,'A Grain of Sand' by Luke de la Nougerede.

A Grain of Sand from Renshinkan England on Vimeo.