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 Central Federation


Traditional Shotokan



The CFTS has been teaching students of all ages Shotokan Karate since its inception in 1994 and has clubs all over the Milton Keynes and Bedford areas.

Our Chief Instructor is Renshi Andy Kidby, 7th Dan.

Welcome to our website, we hope you enjoy your stay!




Starting at the club of your choice on a date you choose before the end of August 2016

Training available at all clubs all through the summer !!

No special clothing necessary

Adults & children (over 6 yrs) welcome

  Offer is also open to those who previously trained and want to return to a martial art  


Contact the club of your choice (click on the link below) to secure your place

(Not available at after school clubs Balliol, Bushfield, Cedars, Stewkley & Thornton)

CFTS Karate Clubs - Locations & Information



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How to navigate around our site:

On the Top Menu you'll find the links to.....

News - Catch up on the latest new, events, calendars, photos and videos of our events

Clubs - Where are the clubs, when do they train? See in-depth information on each CFTS club

Syllabus - CFTS grading syllabus for Kyu and Dan grades

Information - Useful information about Shotokan Karate and CFTS, karate masters and readers articles

Federation - CFTS history, administration & licensing, forms, instructors and competitions


On the Left Hand Pane you can view.....

Latest Articles - Catch up on newly published and updated articles

Search - A powerful search engine if you can't locate something through the menus

Newsletter - Sign up for the CFTS newsletter (if you relicensed in January 2014, you're already registered!)

Social Media sites - Links to your favourite social media sites - Please recommend this site!

Inside CFTS - Some extra links to important CFTS information like the geanology trees etc.

CFTS on Facebook - Read the latest from our CFTS Facebook group and chat to other CFTS Members


Please have a look around our site, we value your feedback so let us know anything you like, don't like, can't find, as we are endeavouring to make it even better than before.

Send us your thoughts & comments via our Contact Us Form

This site is a great resource for all our students and other visitors to use and we know it will prove useful in your progress through karate.

Enjoy your time here and welcome, to the karate website of the

Central Federation of Traditional Shotokan





CFTS are proud to be a founder member of this non-political martial arts body after meeting stringent criteria.

For more information about MASA, goto www.martialartstandards.org




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Andy Kidby Great session last night. Tiring and made the brain work but worthwhile. Hope those there enjoyed the session.
29 Jun 2016 - 04:23
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Dan Young Thoroughly enjoyable, aching a bit now! 29 Jun 2016 - 04:23 Suzy Fandango Mead I miss Kempston club! Hoping to get back soon 😀 29 Jun 2016 - 04:37
Dennis Bigsby Very good lesson - working the brain as well as the braun😉 29 Jun 2016 - 04:46 David John Francis Not sure my brain has recovered yet. 29 Jun 2016 - 08:20
Andy Kidby Sweet poison: sugar is ruining our health The average Briton consumes 238 teaspoons of sugar each week - often without knowing it.
29 Jun 2016 - 04:37
Gary Cook If you are a parent and have a smartphone, check out the app 'Sugar Smart' With the app open, you point the camera at the bar code and it tells you the sugar content in an easy-to-communicate-to-your-kids way It's handy to have when shopping and want to check particularly if - like me - you can't quite read the small print on the labels :) 29 Jun 2016 - 05:13
Andy Kidby SENSEI VERNON BELL, Black belt at both Judo & Karate in the centre who introduced karate to the UK in the late 1950's
29 Jun 2016 - 04:58
Andy Kidby BREXIT now EUROEXIT, what next? To leave Europe twice in five days must be a record!
28 Jun 2016 - 02:02
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Daniel Palcu 28 Jun 2016 - 02:09 Dan Young Only England could do that! 28 Jun 2016 - 02:18 Gary Cook Doubt that their Euro-exit will have the same effect on their finances though ... taxi ... sorry, Limousine for Mr. Rooney 28 Jun 2016 - 03:37
Sammy Doo ... possibly due to the pinacle of too many potential "footballers"is to become a celebrity... rather than a dedication to being a sportsman. 28 Jun 2016 - 13:44 Gary Cook I on't think that 'goal' is limited to potential footballers ... Not an ounce of humility between the lot of them and as for pride in playing for your country ... Well, I'd say check out the Iceland team ... And people ask why I like martial arts ... 28 Jun 2016 - 15:27
Chelle Sabin My 5 year old has just received his 1st suit and can't wait for Saturday morning to come with Sensei Simon and Sensei Pam at Newton Longville
28 Jun 2016 - 13:29
Zoë McMahon Simon Mcmahon Pamela Davies 28 Jun 2016 - 13:33 Lou Thomas OSS! 28 Jun 2016 - 14:19