Tokushinkai is a Shotokan Karate club based at the Open University in Milton Keynes.
Classes are taught by Sensei Chris Gillies (5th Dan) following the guidance and philosophy of world renowned Japanese Karate Master, Hirokazu Kanazawa Soke (10th Dan)
. Kanazawa Soke is the only living Meijin
or Grandmaster, as awarded by Japan's most authoritative martial arts institution; The Kokusai Budoin
A member of SKKIF
and affiliated to the OU Martial Arts Club
, the club has a history spanning more than 25 years, beginning in Olney in 1991 before relocating to Milton Keynes and the Open University in 2011.
We welcome students of all ages and abilities from all walks of life, and encourage you to come along and find out for yourself just how rewarding Karate can be.
Training at Tokushinkai offers a solid grounding in Traditional Shotokan Karate Do, covering all aspects including Kihon (basic techniques), Kumite (sparring/pairwork) and Kata (patterns of movements), utilising a teaching structure that aims to bring out the best in Karate students of all ages and abilities.
Shotokan Karate has been proven to improve and maintain fitness, flexibility, speed, strength, self-awareness and discipline.
SKKIF licence holders have the opportunity to undertake grading examinations at the OU Karate Club, and can have the benefit of access to all SKKIF Club/National/International courses and competitions. Members also have access annually to visiting instructors to the UK from SKIF (Headquarters) Honbu Dojo Tokyo, Japan.
Sensei Chris Gillies is registered SKKIF grading examiner and has experience in both National and World Championship Karate Competitions.
Please feel free to visit one of our classes to watch or participate in a lesson.