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.



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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. 




"I've learned Karate is not just the art of fighting, it is timing, respect, devotion."



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