Sensei Sheena Amin
Kaishi Karate School is a member of Karate England, and as such, Instructor Sensei Sheena Amin 3rd Dan Black Belt, has been taught and trained under top Western and Japanese Masters when they have visited England as well as when she has travelled to Japan. Her aim is to encourage your child or you as an adult to enjoy the classes and develop your karate skills.
In safe hands
Kaishi Karate School has been awarded the kitemark for safeguarding in Martial Arts by Sport England.
Sheena and her teaching staff are DBS checked, First Aid trained and safe guarding trained. Sheena also has Coaching Children certificates, Covid safe martial arts instructors certification and also ‘Prevent’ training. Sheena has also been a social worker for many years, although is now a full time karate teacher, and has practiced for thirty years in children and families teams, disabilities and in Fostering and Adoption departments.
The School has public liability insurance and senior instructors also have Instructors insurance, are all DBS checked, completed first aid training, safe guarding and Prevent training as well as completing a Self disqualification declaration for working with under 8 year olds, as applicable.
Goju-Ryu karate is now one of the most popular styles of karate practised in the world today and is the one taught at Kaishi Karate School.
The philosophy of Goju-Ryu is one of balance and harmony. The founder of our style, Chojun Miyagi created Goju-Ryu by following similar precepts found in Chinese martial arts. “Go” means to be hard or resilient, while “Ju” means to be soft or yielding. In this way, Goju-Ryu is the school of “hard/soft.” While this philosophy applies to the technical and physical aspects of Goju-Ryu, it is also the underlying feeling. In the study of Goju-Ryu, we hope to attain balance and harmony not only in our practice, but also in our mind, body, and spirit.
Kaishi Karate School has been established in Edgware and associated areas for eleven years. Formerly Sensei Sheena taught under the name of White Crane Karate School. However, having completed her training to attain third dan black belt level, now has a school of her own naming.
Kaishi has different meanings dependent upon the kanji lettering used. Two of these meanings are how Sensei Sheena thinks of her school. Firstly, kaishi means beginning or start. Secondly it also means ‘thinking of others by way of using our heart’. Sensei Sheena’s aim is to enable all students to benefit from learning karate in a well-rounded way; physically and emotionally.
The Torii gate symbol depicts our journey as we move forward in our understanding of karate.
We take Safe Guarding very seriously
Sport England has awarded Kaishi Karate School the safeguarding kitemark, for meeting safe guarding standards. Something that is not a requirement for Martial Art Schools but something that we feel is important to subscribe to and adhere to.
Sheena Amin is our safe guarding/welfare officer. She can be contacted on 0787 550 1674. Safe guarding policies and guidance is routinely sent out as part of our Introductory Welcome pack and is available to all members.