I began karate training in 1994 at the age of 9 and I’ve been hooked ever since! As I child I looked up to the adult British team and remember how this spurred my ambition to compete at an international level, the rest as they say is history… I went on to achieve my shodan (black belt) in 1999 and then selected to represent my country; gaining gold, silver and bronze medals in countless World and European. Having competed at the highest level, I turned my thoughts towards how I could educate the next generation, to pass on my experiences and passion for the discipline through my own teachings and thus Tori Shukokai was formed.
I started out in karate having watched my older brother Sam compete at a local competition and as a 9 year old at the time I was keen to keep up! Through years of dedication (and having an older brother to practice on at home) I was able to join Sam to compete internationally and together we created quite a storm. I now too am enjoying being able to re-live my journey through teaching the next generation and in particular my daughter who has just begun her training under my instruction and already gained her red belt, which I must confess was somewhat of a ‘proud dad’ moment for me
Classes starting from Wednesday 9th January 6pm - 7pm
Please contact Sensei Tommy Bird 3rd Dan on 07710687783
Classes £25.00 per Month
First Class is free.
- SENIOR: £50.00 (16 yrs and over)
- CADET: £45.00 (under 16 yrs)
- FAMILY LICENCE: Pay for 2 and £10 for any additional immediate family member (Adults first and then add children)
- Renewed annually
18:00 - 19:00