The Yoku-Do Karate Association was founded in march 1992 by Sensei Martin Rees. His aim was to offer the highest possible standard of traditional and modern karate. The style he teaches is a mixed style of Wado-Ryu and Shotokan Karate of which was passed onto him by his Sensei. The name Yoku-Do translated means "The Hard Way" and though the style is not pure, the system and application works.
The association is run by our senior executive panel, Sensei Martin Rees, Sensei Jackie Rees O'flynn and Sensei Kevin Moughton and our technical committee Sensei John Corby, Sensei Ben Feltham "Kata Coach" and Sensei Lee Griffin "Kumite coach".
Sensei Martin Rees is highly respected by fighters and coaches on and off the mat, not just for his high standard of martial arts but for his honesty as a referee. Currently a 6th Dan black belt and with 30 years of martial arts training he still trains with martial artists like Master Kam and is always passing on his knowledge to keep his students, instructors and Yoku-Do strong and on the path to more success.