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 Central Federation


Traditional Shotokan



Welcome to 2017!!


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 June 2017

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)

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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David John Francis Quick kata quiz from Iain Abernethy. What's the answer? Some of the kata are Goju ryu so look up their names.
25 Apr 2017 - 07:49
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Dan Young X is 2 Y is 6 Z is 3 12/3 is 4 3 + 7 = 10 Jitte? 10 hands? 25 Apr 2017 - 08:34 David John Francis Karate Maths Award goes to Dan Young. 25 Apr 2017 - 08:45 Sammy Doo But the literary award could be ten (sky) no kata 😂 25 Apr 2017 - 08:55 David John Francis Ooh special mention to Sammy Doo for all round karate smarts 🤓 25 Apr 2017 - 09:00 Sammy Doo You could say thinking kata out of the box instead of a kata in the box 😁😂 25 Apr 2017 - 09:25
Sammy Doo Incidentally Seipai was also known similarly as Seipai te 25 Apr 2017 - 09:27 Sammy Doo Thinking further out of the box karateka were always arithmetical... take the dojo kun they carried the one (hitotsu) over on every line making them all equal in their term. 25 Apr 2017 - 09:32
Andy Cfts Want one of these? See you on May 20th @ Bletchley Leisure Centre then and we will see if you can win one.
24 Apr 2017 - 04:27
Andy Cfts 100% of our focus until May 20th will be on the competition day. Please train hard for it and enter a category or two. Without you the student's participation there can be no competition.
24 Apr 2017 - 04:22
Andy Cfts Whatever you are doing this weekend, enjoy it but try to remember "Karate is not just for the dojo". (not meaning just the physical side) How can you include it's influence over the weekend?
21 Apr 2017 - 03:05
Sammy Doo 26 mile L2B training ride from Bicester to MK...Hitotsu! Doryoku no seichin o yashinau..Hitotsu! Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuro koto 👍 21 Apr 2017 - 03:09
Andy Cfts You will need your Bo tonight in Newport if you have one, if not don't worry I'll fetch some spares along, enough for all.
21 Apr 2017 - 02:57