Who are Traditional Karate & Fitness?
Karate is a sport with no age limit and offers a wide range of benefits and enjoyment to all those who participate.
Traditional Karate & Fitness (TKF) was launched in 2014 by four professional instructors passionate about creating a club producing high quality Shotokan Karate, where students of all ages and abilities receive the best possible training from experienced and committed instructors.
TKF is the only karate club in Norfolk which can put students on a pathway to the top level international competitions because TKF is the only karate club in Norfolk to be affiliated with English Karate Federation (EKF), which is the only English Karate organisation recognised by the World Karate Federation (WKF) who are in turn the only World Karate organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
TKF offer classes at a wide range of locations throughout Norfolk and north Suffolk, including Little Ninjas for children aged 4 – 6, junior karate from 6-14, and senior Karate, our classes are tailored to meet the individual needs of our students helping them to progress through the grades to Black Belt and beyond if they wish. Whilst within karate there is always a focus on grading and achieving the next belt TKF is not a Black Belt factory, and students are supported to develop at the pace which is right for them. Our experienced instructors, bring a wealth of knowledge to every lesson, to meet the needs of students. Our instructors get to know all our students which means that lessons are not generic, and each lesson is different, based on the abilities of the students attending the class.
We are able to deliver high quality student focused training because we hold classes 6 days a week at 12 different venues and students are welcome to attend training at which ever venue or day suits them, this means that we never know how many students will be at a session therefore we have multiple instructors at each venue to ensure that we can provide flexible and dynamic to meet the needs of whoever wants to train.
TKF also offer elite and squad training for those looking to compete at the highest National and International competitions, and bespoke self-defence classes.
TKF is proudly affiliated to the Japan Karate Shoto Federation (JKS) with Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. This allows our members numerous opportunities at every level. All Black Belts are registered in Japan, and every grade is a legitimate qualification endorsed and certified by Japan. JKS is one of the foremost karate associations in the world, with 10,000s of members in 59 countries.
TKF are also members of the English Karate Federation (EKF), the only English Karate organisation recognised by the World Karate Federation (WKF) who are in turn the only World Karate organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee. Which means that TKF is the only karate club in Norfolk affiliated to the EKF and is therefore the only club which can put students on a pathway to the Olympics.
The World Karate Federation (WKF) is the only organisation that has succeed in uniting all the different styles and cultures of Karate and is the focal point for National Federations, supporters, referees, coaches, athletes and practitioners. The WKF has driven the evolution of Sport Karate from an esoteric Asian martial art into a captivating and dynamic sport with global appeal through investment in the safety of Karate athletes, standardisation of coaching and refereeing.
TKF is a proud to be a Children’s University learning provider. Children’s University is a charity which aims to develop a love of learning in children by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. Research shows that participation in extra-curricular activities can positively impact on attainment, increase a pupil’s positive identification with school, and build self-confidence and resilience. Students who sign up with Children’s University will get a stamp in their passport each time they train with TKF which will contribute to achieving their Children’s University certificates, diplomas and degrees.
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