COVID-19 Update

11 May 2021

As the Government roadmap out of lockdown continues successfully, the next round of lockdown easing is due to commence on 17th May, with indoor adult group sports and exercise classes permitted. Unfortunately The Open University has deemed this still too high a risk for the timebeing.

Training will therefore remain suspended until further notice. Oss.

Honbu @ Home

4 June 2020

SKIF HQ have announced the creation of new live streaming karate classes for students at home during lockdown in their respective countries. Lessons feature Kancho Nobuaki Kanazawa and Shihan Shuseki Murakami as well as other instructors from Honbu in Japan! For more information please visit


24 March 2020

Inline with government instructions, all classes at Tokushinkai have been suspended until further notice. Wishing you all stay safe and healthy during these troubling times. Don’t forget that the you only need a space no bigger than the width of your stance to practice, so continue your training at home whenever you can. It is good not only for your physical health, but your mental well-being as well.

SKKIF National Championships 2014

8 June 2014

Another year of hard won medals at the SKKIF National Championships for Sensei Chris Gillies!

Held on Saturday 7 June at Windsor, Tokushinkai’s Sensei Gillies lost only one bout during the entire competition to finish 1st in Men’s Team Kumite (with Oganna Iwunze and Peter Hawdio from Kobukan and Zanshin respectively) and 2nd in Men’s 20yrs+ Dan Grade Kumite!

Congratulations on another successful year from all at Tokushinkai – oss!

SKKIF National Championships 2013

17 June 2013

Sensei Chris Gillies took Silver last week in the SKKIF National Championships!

Held on Saturday 8 June at Kodokai dojo, Sensei Gillies fought through a long day to the finals of the Men’s Dan Grade Kumite (20+ yr / –75kg). Later this month he will enter the SKIF Belgium 25th Anniversary competition with Kancho Kanazawa and Sensei Murakami presiding – Tokushinkai wishes Sensei Gillies all the best of luck!

Godan in Japan!

13 May 2012

In April 2012 Sensei Chris Gillies returned to Japan for a period of 3 weeks to train at Honbu Dojo in Tokyo, and enjoyed many hours of training with Kancho Kanazawa and other honbu dojo instructors.

At the end of his trip, Sensei Gillies was invited to take his Godan (5th Dan) examination by Kancho Kanazawa and successfully achieved the grade.

The trip proved once again to be very fulfilling experience!  Now back in the UK, Sensei Gillies has once again resumed teaching at Tokushinkai and classes have resumed on their normal schedule.

No Classes

14 March 2012

Please be aware that whilst Sensei Chris Gillies is in Japan, there will be no training at the Open University on the following dates:

Classes at Open University

19 July 2011

Classes have now commenced at the Open University in Milton Keynes. Whether you’re already training in karate or interested in trying for the first time, why not pop along to a class.

Classes are held every Wednesday from 6:00pm until 7:30pm.

Kancho Kanazawa – May 2011

9 May 2011

Photo of Karate instructorsKancho Kanazawa and Sensei Ryusho Suzuki will be visiting the UK in May 2011 to hold classes exclusively for SKKIF license holders; see below for details for when are where the sessions will be held.

Tue 24th May 2011 Kancho Kanazawa at Kobukan Dojo, Windsor
Tue 24th May 2011, 19:30-21:30 Sensei Suzuki at Kodokai Dojo, Watford
Wed 25th May 2011, 20:00-21:30 Kancho Kanazawa & Sensei Suzuki at Mizu Dojo, SW London