Matthew Yardy

Sensei 4th Dan, TKF Karate Instructor


2002 – Matthew began training at the age of 8
2006 – Passed 1st Dan black belt under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe 8th Dan UKTKF
2008 – Passed 2nd Dan black belt under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe 8th Dan UKTKF
2008 – Matthew started teaching karate
2010 – JSKA World Championships in Portugal, Gold Individual Kata, Bronze Team Kata
2011 – FSKA World Championships in Italy, Gold Individual Kumite, Silver Individual Kata
2011 – Matthew became a full-time professional instructor
2013 – WTKO Championships, Switzerland, Gold in Team Kata, Silver Individual Kumite
2014 – Passes 3rd Dan black belt under Sensei Richard Amos 7th Dan WTKO
2014 – Formed Traditional Karate & Fitness (TKF) together with Jake Pointer, James Daniels and Danny Jordan, becoming a joint director and full-time senior instructor.
2017 – Selected for JKS England kata squad
2017 – JKS European Championships, Belgium Silver Team Kata
2018 – Selected for EKF National squad
2018 – Passed 4th Dan black belt under Sensei Masao Kagawa 9th Dan JKS
2018 – JKS National Kata Champion
2019 – Competed at WKF Series A Competitions in Austria and Turkey
2019 – Competed at JKS World Championships, Dublin

Matthew has 12 National Titles as a Junior and Cadet, and as a Senior he has medalled at English and British Championships in Team Kata. Matthew has many more medals to his name at local, national and international level and is a qualified JKS kyu grade examiner. Matthew has also coached students who have won National, British and International Titles.

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

Book Private Karate Tuition With Sensei Matthew Yardy

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