"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"
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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.
“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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]