Sensei James Daniels

3rd Dan, TKF Karate Instructor

James started Shotokan Karate at the age of 10 years old in 2002. He went on to be one of five family members to do Karate including his brothers and father, James is now one of the three that still train.

James passed his 1st Dan black belt in 2006 at the age of 14 under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe, he passed his 2nd Dan under the TSKUK panel in 2010 at the age of 18 and he passed his current grade, 3rd Dan in 2014 at the age of 22 years old under Sensei Richard Amos 7th Dan, WTKO chief instructor.

James started teaching and competing at the age of 18 years in 2010 and starting teaching full-time under his previous Shotokan group in 2011 at the age of 19 years old.

James was first selected for the TSKUK squad in 2012 and competed at the ITKF World championships the same year gaining 4th place in team kata; only narrowly missing out on a medal. James has also medalled at various local and national events throughout his competition career. These facts only become more impressive when you take on the fact that he has done all this whilst supporting his family’s large business as well.

In 2014 alongside his friends Jake, Matthew and Danny he formed Traditional Karate and Fitness (TKF) and became joint director with them. This was after 12 long hard years of commitment to his previous club.

James has been and continues to be an active promoter for the fitness branch of TKF. James is currently studying his ETM Exercise to Music Qualification and is due to finish very soon. Being a keen fitness fanatic himself, James wish to join traditional karate with more modern fitness classes ideas. In the hopes to engage and encourage and whole new audience to the wonder that is Shotokan Karate-do.

James has also practised boxing, Brazilian ju-jitsu, archery and the Bo staff in his martial arts career. James also holds a JKS kyu grade examiner qualification.

James aims to take his 4th Dan grading in 2018.

Personal Tuition

At the TKF we offer individual, bespoke classes for students who do not wish to attend normal classes or for those students that want to accelerate their progression. Personal Tuition is also great for students that wish to have a refresher lesson after a long absence from their training.


Our private tuition sessions are held in three locations:

Diamond Centre, School Lane, Sprowston, Norwich, NR7 8TR
Aylsham Youth Club, Cawston Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BX and
Beccles Sports Centre, Ringsfield Road, Beccles, NR34 9PF

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