TSKR was formed in 2006 by Chief Instructor Terry Wittkopp 5th Degree Black Belt, the association has around 200 members from 5yrs upwards and come from all walks of life. TSKR clubs in the Norfolk area are within premier sports and social venues TSKR teaches Traditional Karate. This concentrates on building the confidence of its participants, whilst installing the traditional values of Karate. All Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Volunteers are DBS Checked for suitability to work with Children and Vulnerable Adults. They also all hold relevant qualification such as First Aid / Child Protection Training. TSKR has an Appointed Welfare Officer. This is a Prerequisite from our Governing Body. The Welfare Officer has the important role of overseeing TSKR. Ensuring the Governing Body Policies & Procedures are followed by all its participants (Including the Instructors). Melanie Whitred is the newly Appointed Officer and will be seen at all Clubs at least once per month TSKR has associations with many other clubs in the UK & Europe & has opportunities for training with many UK & International Instructors every year. All members are encouraged to attend Courses and Club training along with its Instructors where possible to advance there progression. TSKR does encourage participants into Competition if they choose to go along this route, however the training and personal development of the Individual is of most importance. TSKR is headed by Terry Wittkopp 5th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate who for the last 29yrs has had the privileged experience from training with many Senior English and Japanese Sensei throughout his martial arts training and continues to further the art of the empty hand karate. He has also trained in ju-jitsu and kobudo throughout his career and currently studies all martial arts.
TSKR supports students who are using Karate to gain awards in GCSE Karate and The Duke of Edinburgh Awards and does not have official recognition from the Dept of Education or HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.