Our Association was founded in 2011 by Sensei Carol David and Sensei Bernard David, after 35 years each of Martial Arts study and practice.
Shinrai is a traditional Karate school based on the Okinawan Naha-te system.
As well as a martial art with all the self-defence aspects of traditional karate, Shinrai karate can also be practised as a sport. They encourage students to participate in tournaments as well as support those who wish to compete at national or international level.
Their goal is that through dedicated practice they teach a sense of pride, self- respect and confidence.
They do not demand the respect of students but aim to earn it through their behaviour and attitude towards others.
Shinrai Karate-Do Badge
The circular badge represents the Association. The inner circle represents the beginners and kyu grades.
The blue circle represents the black belts who guide, protect and support the lower grades. The kanji is Shinrai, the Trust upon which our school is built.
Sensei C David (5th Dan-Doshi)
Sensei Carol David began his karate training in 1975 in the style of Kyokushinkai. He then continued his training in karate and opened his first dojo in 1985. He has since taught karate to thousands of adults and children across the South East.
On gaining his 1st Dan in 1979, he successfully completed 50 full contact fights during the grading. He was awarded his current 5th Dan grade in 2002. He has also competed internationally and represented Great Britain at a demonstration Sportko international competition at the World Games in 1987.
He has taught on behalf of Richmond and Hillingdon Sports Councils for a number of years.
Sensei B David (4th Dan)
Sensei Bernard David began his training in 1974 in the style of Shotokan and holds a 1st kyu in that style. He also trained with the Wu Shu Kwan Kung Fu school for about a year.
In 1985 Sensei B. David enrolled at Sensei C. David’s first dojo and is a student of his to this day. Sensei B. David gained his Shodan in 1988 after only three years and has been teaching karate since that time. In 1999, Sensei B. David opened up several karate dojos around West London and has been a full time instructor since, having developed many black belt students along the way.
Both Instructors jointly coached the victorious Hillingdon karate team at the London Youth Games in 1995. A team made up mainly of students from their dojo.
They have taught a wide range of students aged from 4-75 years, from those who wish to compete nationally and internationally, to those who see karate as an interesting and fulfilling way to develop their fitness, self-esteem and self-discipline. Both pride themselves on treating each student as an individual whilst recognising and helping them realise their full potential.