Tracey Archer Newark Chief Instructor graded to 4th dan with Shihan Naoki Omi 8th dan & Shihan Keiji Tomiyama 8th dan on Sunday 1st March 2015 in Nottingham.

Kofukan Shito-Ryu Karate

Kofukan Logo


Shito-ryu, along with Goju-ryu, Wado-ryu and Shotokan, is one of the four major karate systems of Japan.  We are a traditional karate based style incorporating competition aspects within the training.  Kofukan translates from Japanese to English as 'Tiger Wind Establishment' and the logo is shown above.


Karate Training:


A skill for everyone


There are many benefits from Karate training including:

¨       Improvements to your fitness and general health

¨       Developing practical techniques for self-defence

¨       Improving your self-confidence,


Karate uses the whole body and will help you to enhancing your flexibility, muscle strength and overall stamina.


Karate can be practised:

¨       On your own,

¨       In a class group,

¨       It does not require a partner,

¨       No special equipment or apparatus needed,

¨       Can be practised just about anywhere

¨       Suitable for both men and women of all ages,


Newark Karate Club Senior instructors:


TRACEY ARCHER 4th dan Shito ryu, Kofukan England Senior Instructor/Coach and Grading officer,  BKF British Kata Judge & Kumite Referee.  

GARY HOYLE 6th dan Shito ryu, Kofukan England Senior Instructor/Coach and Grading officer,  WKF World Kata Judge & Kumite Referee. 


What karate can do for me?


Karate can help you to:

¨      Increases your suppleness, fitness, strength, stamina, and co-ordination

¨      Learn how to avoid and counter violent behaviour effectively and safely

¨      Help you to build your confidence and self-respect

Anyone can learn and master Karate irrespective of your

¨      strength,

¨      gender

¨      or base level fitness


Please do come along to one of our sessions and see what we do - visitors are welcome to watch the sessions or even better join in.

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