Our motto

…Form is limitation, a necessary limitation, therefore ultimately we should be free of form. Being free of form mentally and physically will allow us to flow, adopt, and apply our techniques within any space, angle or instant in time, and from any starting position…[Sensei Avi Rokah]


Andrzej Czyrka, 4 Dan

Andrzej Czyrka, 4 Dan

Head Instructor

Started karate in 1982 and has been training continuously ever since. A former member of the Polish Traditional Karate national squad, won Polish Championship many times between 1994 and 2000. Trained with many karate masters: Sensei Kwiecinski since 1985, Sensei Ilia Yorga since 1988, Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama since 1990 and Sensei Avi Rokah since 1992. Still learning how to use body efficiently, while developing ultimate fitness, improving posture, strength, balance and flexibility. Studies sport science and many movement disciplines and martial arts to enhance understanding of karate and to bring the best to his students' potentials. Platinum WBKA instructor.

Mario Kalli, 4 Dan

Mario Kalli, 4 Dan


Mario began Shotokan karate in the early 1970's with the KUGB under SenseI Hideo Tomita. He regularly attended annual Gasshuku's at Crystal Palace under Japanese Masters Tanaka, Kase, Yahara, Shirai, Kase, Kanasawa & Enoeda, as well as many of the foremost British leading instructors. In around 2005 he began training with the legendary Master Hidetaka Nishyama, founder of ITKF - International Traditional Karate Federation, Sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski & Sensei Avi Rokah & Sensei Andrzej Czyrka.

Steven Palmer, 1 Dan

Steven Palmer, 1 Dan


Started quite late in life at 35 years old. Graded as 9th kyu 19.10.02 under Rod Butler, proponent of Sensei Enoeda. Attended lots of seminars/ competitions whilst going up through grades with sensei Dave Hazard , Yoshinobu Ohta, Keiichi Kasajima, obtaining Shodan in 23.11.08. Through good fortune was fortunate enough to train with Sensei Andrzej Czyrka, who for a short period trained at Rod Butlers clubs - I later branched out around 2006/7 to join Nyuanshin in its infancy with other like minded black belts who were looking for something more progressive and evolutionary. From 2010 onwards have attended seminars in Poland to train with 5 times world Champion Sensei Avi Rokah.

Dan Capocci, 2 Dan

Dan Capocci, 2 Dan


28 years old, first started training in Shotokan karate in 1997. Have over 21years of training experience. Received 1st & 2nd Dan within 2008 and 2010 respectively. From this point onwards he began to study under Sensei Andrzej and Sensei Mario. Transitioning to traditional and Budo style. In his own words: "This transition felt like a new being, like becoming a white belt for the 2nd time. The training allowed me to appreciate how the anatomy of the body functions, how the body can be used to gain advantages when generating power, shifting and positioning according to ever changing circumstances.




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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Traditional Karate?

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.

What is the difference between sport karate and traditional karate?

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.

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My Karate journey – by Nick Cromwell

“What you have been taught by listening to others’ words you will forget very quickly; what you have learned with your whole body you will remember for the rest of your life” – Gichin Funakoshi […]

Ways to generate power in Karate – by Mario Kalli

There are many schools of thought regarding the practice of karate and although some are different in styles, all are concerned with applying the ultimate power of technique. Generating power in martial arts has evolved […]

Bornemouth, 16-17.06.2018

Thank you for having us last weekend TKC Okami. Two days filled with training, fun, great BBQ on the beach and grading. It’s been a great pleasure to train with you all and feel your […]

1st Traditional Karate London Cup

On the 20th of May our Club hosted TKFGB’s National Squad training and the 1st Traditional Karate London Cup. The training session led by Sensei Lukasz Radwanski (4Dan – multiple times World and Europe Champion […]