How the Club got its name
In 1968 Mr Kanazawa at the time the chief instructor of the Karate Union of Great Britain, (KUGB) was teaching in York. Mr Kanazawa sugguested the club should be called KENSHINKAN. In Japanese the word is written with thre letters. The first character 'Ken' Is the symbol for a closed hand or fist. The second part 'Shin' is the Spirit. The last character 'Kan' means the building in which we train the dojo. When we conbine these elements we get KENSHINKAN which means 'The place where we train the spirit through the use of the fist'.