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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 April

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

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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VERY Rare Okinawan Karate video - THIS is old-school! :-)
28 Mar 2015 - 04:39
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Gareth Richards The group kata at the end is seienchin and the solo kata half way through is kurunufa. 28 Mar 2015 - 04:47
David John Francis Thanks. Had a feeling I'd spelt it wrong as well. 28 Mar 2015 - 05:44 Gareth Richards There are multiple accepted spellings either due to various origins of the kata or translations from katakana to Romanji to English etc. just like enpi and empi and jitte and jutte among others. 28 Mar 2015 - 05:46
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Ultimate super Samurai Ninja kata secrets revealed for the first time in history. The real secret techniques of Kata invented by Bodidarnma 12,000 years ago and handed to my teacher on papyrus scrolls and then mimeographed and stapled by jr. high school kids in Okinawa. Not really. Just years and years looking at kata from every angle. Looking at form for function. Testing and trying techniques against strikes, kick, grabs, and chokes. Finding things that are simple and work. Then 6 years of drawing, using the international language of line to pass on what I found. Does it work? Try the following application the next time you train.
27 Mar 2015 - 00:13
David John Francis Thanks again to Mark Cook (who is a member of our Facebook group) for his excellent drawings and analysis. 27 Mar 2015 - 05:23
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23 Mar 2015 - 10:30
David John Francis Little bit of Heian Sandan anyone?
23 Mar 2015 - 10:24
Matt Eagles Good luck to those who are taking their respective Dan grades tomorrow morning :D
20 Mar 2015 - 14:30
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Sammy Doo Yes , train hard ... grade harder :) 21 Mar 2015 - 03:09
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David John Francis http://paladin-pressblog.com/2013/08/23/de-escalation/ I thought this was an interesting article.
by Loren W. Christensen I used the following de-escalation techniques as a police officer and I taught them to other cops in the academy. Do they work all the time? No. When dealing with the human condition, there isn’t any technique that is a 100-percent sure thing. That said, these simple techniqu…
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