Our Club

Sensei Kumaran Subbaiyan

Our club belongs to the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenshikai Karatedo Kobudo Association, one of the largest Goju Ryu Karate organisations in the world.

This gives us international recognition and a direct link to Okinawa, as well as affording us the opportunity to train with many of the greatest Goju Ryu instructors from around the world.

New students are always welcome, and you will be offered encouragement and support in every aspect of your training. Please contact us for more information.

Chief Instructor – Kumaran Subbaiyan

Sensei Kumaran began training in Goju Ryu Karate and Kobudo (Okinawan weapons training) under Hanshi Hokama Tetsuhiro, 10th Dan, President of the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenshikai Karatedo Kobudo Association and founder of the first Karate Kobudo museum anywhere in the World.

After receiving his black belt in 1994 and winning the International Karate Tournament in 1998 in Malaysia, Sensei Kumaran started teaching.

English Karate Federation Membership

We belong to the English Karate Federation (EKF), the governing body for Karate in England. The EKF is recognised as the official governing body for English Karate by the British Karate Federation, European Karate Federation and the World Karate Federation.

As EKF members, we adhere to the vision and values of the EKF relating to professionalism, value and respect for all karateka, open and honest communication, and providing a safe, progressive place to compete, train and grow. Our EKF club register entry can be viewed here.

Middlesex Open Karate Championships

Our club organises and hosts the annual Middlesex Open Karate Championships, which attracts participants from many parts of the United Kingdom. We were unable to hold the event in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic, but we are looking forward to hosting the next tournament in the near future.

2nd Middlesex Open Karate Championships, 2019