TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE RYU

TRADITIONAL SHOTOKAN KARATE RYU

Instructors

Terry Wittkopp 5th Dan

Terry Wittkopp 5th Dan has been involved in Karate and other martial arts for over 27yrs.

It is with his experience and forward thinking TSKR is able to maintain the best standards in karate with its students and Instructors. Having trained with some of the most senior and orthodox karate-ka in the world, he has solid experience and grades to share. His Karate lineage can be traced back to the masters and he continues to teach Kanazawa Shotokan Ryu taught to him by John Van Weenen 8th Dan and Hirokazu Kanazawa 10th Dan himself. His training and learning continues with passion with some of the best senior karate instructors in the world.
During the 27yrs training has been with Japan Karate Association seniors such as Uechi, Osaka, Ohta, Naka to name a few and with SKIF Shotokan Karate International Federation Instructors Kanazawa Kancho 10th Dan, Kanazawa Soke 7th Dan, Ogashi 6th Dan, Kanazawa Fumitomi, Kanazawa Diazo and the English senior SKIF Instructors. JKS Instructors Nagaki 5th Dan, JKR Chief instructor Simon Oliver 6th Dan,
Other styles studied and interests are Kickboxing, Wing Chung, Jujitsu, Kobudo, Mua Thai, Judo.
I am also the Director of The Studio Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, NR19 1SX, I also have qualifications & experience for working with children & young people from youth work to children in care of all types of behavioural spectrums. This is valuable experience that is past onto Instructors and members of TSKR to make karate accessible to everyone.


Darren Webster 3rd Dan

A Senior Instructor and Examiner with TSKR. Darren has one the prestigious award of Student of The Year 2011



Melanie Whitred TSKR Welfare Officer

I started training with TSKR in May 2012, and completed my first grading of 9th Kyu on 1/7/2012 and my last grading for1st Kyu was on 27/6/2015. I have now passed my Black Belt November 2016.
In addition to our club Instructors I have trained with Simon Oliver 6th Dan, Steve Marriott 4th Dan and John Gilliland 8th Dan.
I started Karate as I used to spend many hours watching my son train, and I thought it would be something we can do together, it has helped me increase my fitness levels and gain confidence.
My greatest achievement so far was becoming Student of the Year in December 2013.
I am the TSKR Welfare Officer and representing the governing body. I am available at most of the sessions TSKR hold and available via email.


Peter Longwell 2nd Dan

My karate training started in the early nineties in Norwich with the Anglian karate club. This was under Sensei Rushmere (5th Dan ). I achieved shodan grade in 1996.
In the later part of the decade I went on to try Goju ryu karate and then tai chi until ill health forced a stop to any practice for a number of years .
My restless desire to return to karate got the better of me and I joined Fakenham based club ran by Malcolm Fleming (2nd Dan). At which I spent the next 4years before joining TSKR in 2012. Where I took my 2nd Dan grading in March 2014.
I attend the KUGB's "train with the champions course in the nineties during my early training and seminars in recent years with John GIlliland 8th Dan , Simon Oliver 6th Dan , Shinji Akita 5th Dan and Shinji Nagaki 5th Dan .
I was awarded Student of the Year for 2015


Elizabeth Pearce 1st Dan

Elizabeth is the lead instructor for the junior classes of 4-11yrs. Awarded Junior Student of the Year 2015

Elizabeth continues to teach at both Fakenham & Dereham Dojo on a regular basis.


Cameron Reid 2nd Dan

I have been training with TSKR for 6 years, I started in February 2009 and within a few weeks I was doing my first grading. I then went on to grade regularly working my way through the belts. I have been a 1st black belt since December 2012.

I have trained with Simon Oliver (6th Dan), Stephen Marriott (4th Dan) and Jack Somers (3rd Dan) who is five times European champion and World champion. I have trained with these instructors multiple times and have always come away from their seminars knowing something new or how to improve my karate.

In competition I had some success in April 2010 I was EKKA Eastern Counties Champion at both Kata and Kumite for 6th kyu to 4th kyu, at the time I had only just passed my 6th kyu grading. I went on to get a bronze medal in Kata the next year by then I was in the next category which was 3rd kyu to 1st kyu.
TSKR have also held competitions and in March 2014 I got 2 bronze medals one in individual kata and one in team kata. At the end of 2014 TSKR held another competition and at that one I competed in team kata and we walked away with the trophy, closely followed by the other team kata from TSKR.
I continue to assist with teaching at Dereham Dojo to help improve my understanding of Karate whilst working towards my 2nd Dan.


Sophie Anderson 1st Dan

I started karate when I was 9 years old in 2010. I got my black belt in June 2015 at the age of 13. My first competition was at EKKA when I was a red belt, I got a bronze in kata. In total from all nine competitions I’ve attended I have 3 golds 4 silvers and 6 bronze places. I have been to many seminars and received my coaching level 1 certificate in 2013. When I’m older I aspire to have a career in karate and maybe travel to Japan to train with Japanese masters. Eventually I would like to open a club and become an official competition referee.
Sophie was awarded Student of the Year in 2015.


Maryanne Pearce TSKR Fund Raising Treasurer

Maryanne is a practicing member who likes to get involved in all aspects of the association and has done so since her children took up karate. Maryanne leads the fundraising team and is also the HR Advisor for TSKR.


Kerry Anderson TSKR Squad Manager / PA

Kerry is a non practicing member of the team. Kerry has been involved with TSKR since her children took it up. Kerry manages the Squad Team training schedules and competition agenda.
In October 2016 Kerry took on the role as PA to Sensei Wittkopp to help with the increasing administration involved with running a successful Karate group. Kerry can be contacted regarding any TSKR matters if Sensei is unavailable.

TSKR Yudansha Kai

Godan 5th Dan
Terry Wittkopp
Sandan 3rd Dan
Bill Wittkopp Level 3 Coach
Darren Webster Level 3 Coach
Nidan 2nd Dan
Amos Brierley Level 3 Coach
Iain Paterson
Claire Wittkopp
Suzie Holliday Level 3 Coach
Celine Holiday Level 3 Coach
Peter Longwell Level 3 Coach
Jim Tait
Shodan 1st Dan
Peter Holliday
Byron Huggins Level 3 Coach
Wendy Dack
Adam Speirs
Scott Spiers
Yasmin Holliday Level 3 Coach
Gaynor Wagg
Dan Zelos
Chris Neil
Jack Mannering
Kian Mannering
Cameron Reid
George Selby
Dave Moreton
Nathan Mayling
Elizabeth Pearce Level 3 Coach
Darren Haycox
Jay Wymer
Chris Hadley
Richard Sewell
​Alan Nelson
Sophie Anderson
TSKR Welfare Officer
Melanie Whitred
TSKR Administrators
Maryanne Pearce
Denis Clarke

Address

12 Charles Wood Road
Rashes Green Industrial Est
Dereham NR19 1SX


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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.