Our school is the United Kingdom Seiki-Juku Karate Organisation (UKSKO). Seiki-Juku means ‘True Spirit’. The word Karate itself means ‘empty hand’, one incapable of grasping or holding on to pride, prejudice or any other selfish desire. The empty hand is to be offered to others in the service of life itself.
After entering our school of Karate each student is expected to train diligently so as to become strong enough to fell his enemy with a single blow. Karate-Ka (student) within our group must be physically very strong, but must also develop their mental powers (Kokryu). In order that nothing may ever over-awe them.
Classical Karate is at first a means of combat, a means by which by which the exponent defends himself or his family. However, by a process of repetitious training he also cultivates a morally correct state of mind. The true understanding of Karate-Do may only be understood after one engages in sufficient rigorous training.
Championship tournaments of any type have no place in real Karate. The results of a real challenge would end in serious injury. Thus contest becomes artificial combat. Both teachers and students are required only to devote themselves to training and helping each other. However those students who wish to take part in contest in order to test both their nerve and prowess are encouraged to do so.
To have thousands of followers in any school makes it impossible for teachers to give any type of individual attention. Therefore it is the policy of our school to seek controlled expansion and to scrutinise any would be teacher, or student hoping to progress above Kyu grade. This is one major point of difference between our school and most other schools of Karate. I reiterate that the quality of our school comes first and foremost and is therefore preferable to an over-large group.