Shin Do is a modern style of martial art. Although based on traditional Chinese
and Japanese forms, it is a "middle way" and more suited to the modern
European body form, lifestyle and dress....
Mayo Shin Do style of karate was conceived by the late Grand Master Mr George
Mayo (10th Dan Black Belt). Mr Mayo studied martial arts from the age of 8. His
first club was started in 1948.
Mayo wanted safe training with natural movement and no ego. It was in 1955 when
Mr Mayo met and became friends with Kenshiro Abbe. He used to say Master Abbe
gave him seeds to "grow" his system.
style used to be called Kyushindo which means "Seek the perfect way".
But over the years certain areas of the UK started to move and train in ways Mr
Mayo disapproved of. It was felt essential that everyone adhered to the same basic
principles and set of rules.
organisations had claims to represent "Kyushindo" so Mr Mayo renamed
the old style. It was decided that it would be called 'Mayo Shin Do' in
honour of our chief, Mr Mayo (see 'The Truth about Me
& Kyushindo' by Mr Mayo).
training in this style should be able to go to any other club in the country and
train in harmony with the students there.
are Mayo Shin Do Karate and Judo clubs around Oxford, Cheltenham, Henley, Brighton
and here in Penwith, Cornwall.
at the age of 86 on November 30th 2004
Collins (8th Dan Black Belt) is Mayo Shin Do Head of Style.
(7th Dan Black Belt) is Deputy Head of Style.
in Penwith, Cornwall:
Double (5th Dan Black Belt) is Cornwall Area Coach.
Hosking (3rd Dan Black Belt) is Marazion Instructor