Health and Confidence For Your Life!

Traditional Martial Art from Japan which can benefit your life greatly. Superior performance of the art of Self-Defence and Fitness. Prevents adult disease and revitalises your energy.

KENSHU-KAI Karate-Do International President and Resident Instructor is Mr. Yoshihiko Iwasaki – he has an official grade of 7th Dan Kyoshi-Shihan (Superior Instructor). Iwasaki Sensei has been teaching Karate-Do in Ireland for 35 years. Dublin Wado Kenshu-Kai Karate & Jujitsu Club is an official member of Karate-Do Wado Kenshu-Kai International. Wado Kenshu-Kai is a superior art of self-defence and a very good source of physical fitness.

What is Wado Kenshu-Kai . . . 

Wado means the way of peace and harmony. Kenshu-Kai means the association of the development of the mind and body by Martial Art practise in Japanese. Wado Kenshu-Kai is a combination of two Martial Arts, Japanese Jujitsu and Okinawan Karate.

The original Wado was created by Hironori Ohtsuka Shihan over 100 years ago and the modern Wado was created by Yoshihiko Iwasaki Shihan in 2007.

The modern Wado is called Wado Kenshu-Kai International. Wado Kenshu-Kai is an authentic and high performance version of Karate-Do of Japan.


KyoWa – Harmony
Shin Ai – Respect
Shin Gi – Loyalty
RenTai – Co-operation
Rei Setsu – Proper Manner
Seki Nin – Responsibility


Ren Shu – Training under limited condition. Example 2 – 3 days a week for physical exercise only.

Kei Ko – Training nearly every day limited to developing the body and the technique.

Shu Gyo – Training for a life time without condition for the Mind, Body and Technique.


Su-Mamoru Su (Observe) means to obey. The beginning of training for the Martial-art, Keeping to the correct proper basics.

Ha-Yaburu Ha (Change) means to break. After mastering these teaching thoroughly, Development of the basics and application.

Ri-Hanareru Ri (Leave) means to separate from all of application of threats as Su and Ha, Freedom to express ones personality. The arts can be rebirth.

Su Ha, Ri is final application for the essential principal of the Japanese martial-arts that are called the Budo no Kiwame this means the fulfilment of Martial-Arts but it will be not possible with ordinal our life, however try as for what it is worth with your life.

Su Ha, Ri does not mean obeying blindly, breaking away for personal gains, or creating a different thing for the sake of it just to please yourself or your students. Loyalty is one of most important aspects of Martial Arts.

KARATE-DO MAXIM by Yoshihiko Iwasaki

Ri o Shiri.Tai o Kitae, Gi o Manabi, Shin o Migaku
We must know the logic of the arts, we must develop our body.
Learn proper techniques and let our spirits grow in the right direction.

Ri means logic.
Tai means body.
Gi means techniques.
Shin means mind.

Miyo o Ikashi, Kyo-Jitsu o shiru.
Kyo-Jitsu o kiwame Okuo shiru.

When you use your skills, you will find pretend and real.
Eventually these come to give final fulfilment.

Miyo means skills.
Kiyo means pretend.
Jitsu means real.
Oku means final.

Manshin o nakushi, Shinkotsu sute, Ga o wasure,
Ta o Ikasu.

Withdraw self-conceit, release mind and body of own risk, forget selfishness, establish self control in body and mind, help others.

Manshin – self-conceit
Shinkotsu – mind and bones
Ga – selfish
Ta – other people

All Japanese Budo has to be protected and to be practiced seriously for one’s whole life time. You may be able to find you are a different person after several years. Your art should not be shown in public without reason. You should not publicise your knowledge of the art. Do not fear accidents in life. Budo should not be visible, but you should be able to handle conflicts if they come your way. You should obtain a final achievement with great confidence and happiness in life.

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