Welcome to the website of Shoto Jissen Karate-do
Shoto Jissen Karate-do (SJK) is ran by Leigh Simms 3rd Dan Shotokan Karate & 1st Dan Abernethy Jissen Karate-do. Leigh runs regular classes at the Oasis Academy: Woodview and St Luke's Church Centre in Birmingham as well as private tuition and groups seminars for students across the West Midlands and Staffordshire. Leigh also teaches at Stoke-on-Trent for Applied Shotokan Karate-do, which is ran by Mike Judd 4th Dan.
What is Karate?
Karate is an Okinawan Martial Art of Self-Defence. It originated around the mid 1700's and since then has spread and evolved across the entire world in a number of different forms and styles. Because of this all Karate Clubs are different and place different emphasis on certain parts of Karate. Shoto Jissen Karate-do specializes in Realistic Self-Defence Training, using the soft skills of conflict management and avoidance with the traditional Okinawan methods of combat should a fight occur. For more information visit the Syllabus page in the menu.
Why Learn Karate?
We offer lots of benefits to anybody who wishes to join us. Here is a brief list of them:
- Tried and tested self defence techniques.
- Improved fitness - including Weight Loss, Flexibilty, Balance, Co-Ordination, Endurance etc...
- Discipline and Mental Strength to accomplish anything you want and become a better person.
- Increased Social Life - above all Karate is FUN and you get to meet lots of new friends.