What is Mayo Shin Do?...
Mayo Shin Do was founded by Mr G.S.Mayo, he started what is now MayoShinDo in the 1940`s. Mr Mayo started stuying martial arts at the age of eight, he studied many different systems and styles of martial arts under many masters.
In 1955 he met the Japanese master Kenshiro Abbe they became friends and while Mr Mayo treated Mr Abbe`s injuries, they spent much time in philosophical discussion.
During their friendship they also trained together often. Even after Mr Mayo started what is now MayoShinDo he carried on practising and working on techniques and principles with Kenshiro Abbe .
MayoShinDo is a modern style martial art for a modern world, although based on traditional Japanese and Chinese styles. It is more suited to the modern European body form and dress.
Mayo shin do is not a sport or a competitive style...
It teaches self-discipline.
It teaches self-protection.
It does not use stylised shouts or breathing rhythms.
It uses natural breathing.
It does not rely on physical strength.
It uses movement, speed and accuracy.
It does not use oriental terminology.
It uses English for all its techniques.
It does not do breaking techniques, or hardening of striking parts as this can lead to rheumatism and arthritis later in life.