"Andrzej Czyrka is the ideal karate teacher and student, always questioning, always learning and always improving."
"While I have trained in karate for many years, Sensei Andrzej Czyrka has given me a new depth of understanding. I am very grateful for his insight"
"Varied programme for all grades and a safe environment to learn what really works!"
Traditional Karate, as an art of self-defense, evolved in Japan over many years. Its technical base is founded on the Okinawan principle of “Tode”, which itself is based an “Chonfa”, the fighting art of China, a weaponless form of self-defense. Its philosophical base is Japanese “Budo” which is common to many Japanese martial arts. The combination of Okinawan fighting forms and Japanese Budo philosophy eventually became Traditional Karate. Central to the technical structure of Traditional Karate is the concept of “Todome-waza” or finishing blow whereby a single technique totally disables an opponent. This high technical proficiency makes Traditional Karate a form of high art.
Sport karate is a good form of exercise and have the end goal of declaring a winner and a loser at the conclusion of a competition. The ultimate goal of training in Traditional Karate is not merely the perfection of fighting skills, but rather the total development of the human character where fighting is no longer necessary.
On 22.12.2017 we had a last training session before Christmas, coupled with exams. Five of our members took the challenge and succeeded on their way of achieving higher grades. Events like that allow us to […]
Over the last weekend around 70 competitors took part in the 4th Boston Traditional Karate Cup. We are very proud that our senior members were second to none wining the Kumite and Kata categories. Sensei […]
Last Sunday members of our Club partcipated in the TKFGB National Squad training. The session took place in the beautiful village – Bourton-on-the-Water (Gloucestershire). Led by Sensei Lukasz Radwanski, solid 3 hours of training were […]
About 70 people participated in the TKFGB National Squad training conducted by the World Champion, Sensei Łukasz Radwański, 4 Dan. Afterwards the 3rd Young Talents Tournament took place, where children had an opportunity to compete […]