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]

Instructors

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.

Mario Kalli, 3 Dan

Mario Kalli, 3 Dan

Instructor

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.

Tadeusz Lejman, 3 Dan

Tadeusz Lejman, 3 Dan

Instructor

Started to train karate in April 1993 and throughout continuos training passed Shodan exam in December 2000. By attending annual technical courses, gained judge qualifications and became a member of the PZKT (Polish Traditional Karate Federation) technical committee. Judged events such as World Championships in Vilnius 2008 and in Lodz 2012. The fate and job life brought him to the Great Britain in December 2012. Here he met his present Sensei (Andrzej Czyrka) and many people training karate around UK. In 2016, during the visit of Sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski (8 Dan) he achieved his 3 Dan. He did participate in European Championships in Vilnius 2015 and World Championships in Krakow 2016, representing GB.

Steven Palmer, 1 Dan

Steven Palmer, 1 Dan

Treasurer

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.

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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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1st Traditional Karate Cup, London – Enfield, 20.05.2018

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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 […]

Last session before Christmas

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 […]

4th Boston Cup, 1.10.2017

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 […]