Kyodo Shuho —
Strength through Technique
Kyodo Shuho is a style of karate based on the traditional Shukokai System. Sensei Steve Parr has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years. With early beginnings in boxing, taekwondo and judo, the last 29 years has been devoted solely to the practice of karate. He has trained in Japan with the late Sensei Chojiro Tani, the founding father of Shukokai karate. He was also fortunate enough to have trained with the late Sensei Shigeru Kimura, Shukokai’s most influential technical advocate. Sensei Steve’s exposure to other styles and martial arts has inspired a unique understanding that translates into his teaching of Kyodo Shuho Karate.
At Kyodo Shuho, we favour the need to develop hard hitting techniques. It is a style of karate that is forever building on the fundamentals of form and structure to maximise the body’s potential for speed and power. All the while balancing this with flexibility and adaptability.
A strong emphasis is given to discipline and etiquette within Kyodo Shuho as this is how karate was meant to be passed on. Students learn in an exciting and fun environment whilst always understanding that discipline and a strong sense of responsibility to one’s practice, training partners and Sensei is core.
Through regular karate training all students of Kyodo Shuho are taught to develop themselves mentally and physically to enhance their ability to protect themselves and loved ones.
Having over 20 years of teaching experience working with students of all ages and degrees of fitness, students of Kyodo Shuho can feel comfortable in the knowledge that they will be exposed to the many benefits associated with karate practice in a safe and controlled environment.
Sensei Steve has himself been an active competitor in sport karate throughout these years and enjoys training students keen on pursuing sporting excellence.
Through our affiliations with the Australian Karate Federation and the Shitoryu Shukokai Union, linking us to Japan, students are not only exposed to the many opportunities to travel to Japan and elsewhere around the world but also benefit from the teachings of world-class athletes and instructors from all over the globe.
Whether your goal is self-defense, to reach your potential – physically and mentally, develop your confidence and strength or just immerse yourself in structured and regular exercise in a fun and friendly environment then Kyodo Shuho is for you.