About Rei

Rei Academy of Martial Arts

Rei is co-founded by Sensei Sunil P V (4th DAN Black belt) and Sempai Neena A C (1st DAN Black Belt) and operates in association with Bodhidharma JKS India, one of the recognized Martial Arts Organizations in the world. Though there are various Karate institutions allied to Bodhidharma JKS India, Rei is its first training centre in Cochin.

Rei prides itself for having its chief instructor Shihan Manoj, Founder of Bodhidharma Academy, who has been champion in many tournaments in the early years. He regularly attends the training programs in Japan every year and has been to seminars of Sensei Masao Kagawa, 8th Dan, World Chief Instructor of JKS, Japan.

Mission & Vision

Rei was initially founded with a mission to contribute to women empowerment, but later expanded its training to men. We look forward to crafting strong characters and healthier lifestyles with a vision to empower our country

What it means by ‘Rei’?

Rei derived its name from the Japanese word ‘礼’ meaning bowing to show respect for others. The logo exactly reveals what it means by ‘Rei’. The green leaves shows concern for nature and the yellow wooden text indicates positive thinking. The man who bows conveys the message ‘Karate begins and ends with respect’ an important precept by Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern Karate.

Our Team

Grandmaster, Rei | Founder, Bohidharma JKS India

Shihan Manoj K S

Adv. Shihan Manoj is the pioneer contributor in spreading JKS Karate in Kerala and abroad. He founded Bodhidharma Academy, one of the three affliated Indian branches of Japan Karate Shoto Renmei. Sensei had his debut into Karate when he was pursuing elementary education. He has been winner in many Karate tournaments

Sensei went to Japan in 2007 to take part in the training program organized by JKS club. Since then, he regularly attends the Karate seminars and training in Japan every year. He is 5th DAN black belt from JKS Tokyo, Japan..

Co-founder, Rei, | Secretory, Bodhidharma JKS India

Sensei Sunil P V

Sensei Sunil P V is the co-founder of Rei academy of Martial Arts, the first & only Cochin branch of Bodhidharma JKS India. He pursued Karate during childhood and has been senior instructor for 20 years. He has been the winner in three national Karate championships which were held in the years 2003, 2005 and 2009.

Sensei is the next highest black belt DAN holder who is certified directly from Japan after Shihan Manoj. He holds 3rd DAN JKS, Japan. He is accredited as Kata Judge (KKA/029/14) by Kerala Karate Association

Co-founder, Rei | Admin, Bodhidharma JKS India

Sempai Neena A C

Sempai Neena A C is the co-founder and lady instructor of Rei. She is an IT professional and had her debut in Karate after graduation. Sempai had her training from Bodhidharma Academy headquarters and won Black Belt 1st DAN from Bodhidharma JKS India.

According to her, the establishment of Rei is a remarkable debut to women empowerment in Cochin


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