About Rei

Rei Academy of Martial Arts

Rei is the first and only Karate training center in Cochin that is allied to Bodhidharma JKS India, one of the affiliated Indian branches of Japan Karate Shoto Renmei. It was founded in the year 2015 by Bodhidharma instructors Sensei Sunil P V and Sempai Neena A C.

What we do?

We practice Shotokan Karate which is the toughest among the four major Karate styles. The training is provided to all strata of people irrespective of age, gender and religion. The belt grading is conducted regularly to take students to the next level and the endorsement is awarded directly by Bodhidharma JKS India. The certification is recognized by Japan Karate Federation, World Karate Federation, Asian Karate Federation, All India Karate Federation & Kerala Karate Association

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 | 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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