Respect. Self-discipline. Inclusivity. Excellence.
Netsui-Do Karate Association was founded in 2017 by instructors Sensei Reece Taylor and Sensei Lavender Ralston-Saul, passionate practitioners of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do.
They both wanted to share their knowledge of the artform with the next generation and create a community of Karate-ka who shared in their passion for the martial art.
Netsui-Do has an incredible team of instructors all of which have a wide range of expertise and over 25 years of experience in Karate-Do. They are here to help you through every step of your journey, whether you are joining us as a beginner or an advanced student.
At Netsui-Do our aim is to bring high quality, accessible and affordable Karate tuition to our community. Every lesson taught at Netsui-Do reflects our values:
Respect - For one's self, peers, juniors, seniors and Senseis.
Self-discipline - The ability to control one's self physically and emotionally, as well as finding inner determination and the motivation to succeed.
Inclusivity - The awareness to help and motivate junior belts or those that need extra support in order to achieve, and working together regardless of age, gender, background etc.
Excellence - Striving to achieve high standards across all aspects of Karate and life, through maximum effort, attention to detail, and passion.
Netsui-Do Karate Association is affiliated to the England Karate Federation (EKF), the National Governing Body for Karate in England. Therefore all qualifications and achievements earned through Netsui-Do Karate Association is recognised by the governing body.
The EKF is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF). The WKF is the largest international governing body of Karate. It is the only Karate organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
Sensei Reece Taylor
Sensei Reece Taylor is a former English, British, Commonwealth and European Kata champion.
Sensei Reece started training in 1993 at the age of 4 after watching the Karate kid on tv, starting a journey that would last a lifetime. He won his first national title at the age of 9 and was selected as a member of the English national Karate team at the age of 16. After 11 years of traveling the world training and competing against the worlds best Karate-Ka he co-founded Netsui-Do Karate Association to pass his knowledge onto the next generation.
Sensei Lavender Ralston-Saul
Sensei Lavender Ralston-Saul is a 6th Dan black belt and one of the highest grade female Karate-Ka in the country.
Sensei Lavender founded Karate at Northwood Schools in 1990 and developed Netsui-Do Karate Associations values and philosophy. She has a long history of opening and developing School Karate clubs and has provided a continuous provision of Karate for over 30 years. Sensei Lavender has created a legacy during this time of instructors and alumni, every instructor in Netsui-Do Karate Association has learned directly from Sensei Lavender.