At Tairyoku Shotokan Karate Club, we teach and practice JKA Shotokan karate, the most original style of karate that's taught professionally and academically. Shotokan karate is known for its linear movements and long, deep stances. Its emphasis is on mastering specific techniques. The aim of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) which has headquarters in Japan, has members spanning over 100 countries is the promotion of karate and its benefits and values throughout the world. JKA England is a nationwide organisation for the development, teaching and promotion of authentic JKA karate in England whose Chief Instructor is Yoshinobu OHTA 7th DAN JKA. Ohta Sensei is a graduate of Takushoku University and has also attended the famous Instructors Classes at JKA Headquarters in Japan. From 1982-2003 Ohta Sensei was the assistant to Keinosuke Enoeda, 9th Dan
Our Club Instructors are qualified and EKF approved, First Aid trained and have CRB
enhanced certification. With seven regular dojo's and two school dojos throughout Buckinghamshire
in which you can train. We accept students of all ages from 7 years +, whether you are a complete
novice or experienced karateka / Martial artist from another Association or style. We are involved in an Extended Schools Programme (ESP)
with the JKAE which provides the opportunity for children to try karate within their school environment at
a fraction of the normal cost. They are then at liberty to join a regular dojo and progress in the normal
manner. Currently we have 2 schools participating in the ESP located in Buckingham and Wendover.
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The name Tairyoku means "with the strength of one's body" - being made up of the two Japanese characters Tai (body) and Ryoku (power). We were established on 18th September 1999 at the Bierton dojo which is our Honbu (Headquarters).
TSKC students picked for JKA England Squad 2013
If you are attending one of our Dojo's for the first time, here is some information you may like to know:
There is no need to inform the Club Instructor if you are coming but it is preferable.
We have an extremely strong social outlook too partaking in Camping; Cinema trips; Paintballing; BBQ's and Geocaching amongst many other activities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.