Tenshinkan Karate Federation UK

Chief Instructor:


Holly receives her Junior Shodan Certifiate from Kyoshi Robert Kane - July 2019




Sensei Tom Spasic with Nathan Hannan and certificate

Attention All Tenshinkan Members, Juniors and Parents.  Thanks for your patience waiting on us announcing the return of  Karate classes to physical training.     We have been waiting to see how things are proceeding with the Scottish Govt Tier lockdowns and what they mean for us.    It is quite clear, I'm sure you will agree, that we are not getting back to normal training this side of 2021.       Of course nobody is happy with this scenario, but we have no other option for most clubs to continue training on line with ZOOM, or not at all.     

As a Federation we use School Halls, Mason halls, Community halls, Gym halls etc, all of which will be subject to new Covid 19 rules and regulations, and all with different problems.  

We have a duty to maintain safe training for everyone and failure to comply and follow rules put in place may result in Clubs being closed down once again.   

Please watch out for information from your normal Club Instructor about when your Dojo might re-open.

Keep your eye on texts, emails and What's App information and check back to our wesite here for regular updates.    Join us on ZOOM if you can.  

Nathan Hannan 8th Kyu, Green II

Coronavirus - when will my Dojo re-open? 


Welcome to the Tenshinkan Karatedo Federation UK website. Here you will find information about our style of karate.

Our style of Karate was founded in Japan by Kancho Mamoru Miwa, Sensei 10th Dan. The Martial Arts have been Kancho Miwa’s life long work and although he specialises in Karate and is the founder of Tenshinkan, he is also highly qualified in other Martial Arts. Kancho Mamoru Miwa has been appointed by the Japan Karate Federation as the Chief Judge and Representative for this organisation for all Saitama Prefecture, which is the largest Northern Prefecture of Japan. Kancho Mamoru Miwa’s most recent visit to the U.K. was in June 2008.

The Founder of Tenshinkan Karate Federation U.K. is Kyoshi Robert Kane, 8th Dan.  For over 50 years he has promoted and dedicated his life to karate.

If you would like to find out more about our style of karate, please visit one of our Clubs, or email

Kyoshi Robert Kane with Trophies for the 2019 Junior Tournament

Congratulations to Shihan-Dai Joe Bracone on passing his grading to 5th Dan and his promotion to Shihan-Dai. 

Tenshinkan Black & Brown belt Seminars - April, May & June 2018

Group Photo from May 21st 2017 Tenshinkan Junior Tournament


Video Library



Group photograph - Tenshinkan UK Spring 2019 Gashuku 

Tenshinkan U.K. Spring 2018 Gashuku - Group Photo

Tenshinkan Karate Federation UK



Action from the 2017 Junior Tenshinkan Tournament

Congratulations to Tenshinkan UK Junior Black Belt members - Lucy Stoves and Adam Laing

Shihan John Young reminds us all of happy times.

Tenshinkan UK 2018 Autumn Gashuku

Group photo - 24th Sept 2017  Tenshinkan Autumn Gashuku 

Invergowrie Dojo 

Invergowrie Dojo finally got around to their planned March 2020 Gradings which were interupted by the Covid 19 pandemic.  

They were held on Sunday 29th November.   

Congratulations to all the junior members involved.   


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Congratulations to Holly Lockyer on her Grading success - now Junior Shodan 

Congratulations to new Shodan members of Finmill Dojo -

March 2019. Left to right: John Mill, Jnr; Michael White, Snr;

  Marganna Siniaskia, Jnr. 

Monifieth Dojo still manages a junior member grading despite Covid 19.

While the pandemic lockdown continues, Tenshinkan UK clubs are still trying their best to keep up with some form of training. 

Monifieth Dojo Instructor, Sensei Tom Spasic has now passed Nathan Hannan to 8th Kyu, Green II.

Nathan has been practicing regularly with his Instructor Sensei Tom and worked hard for his green belt.  

Well done Sensei and congratulations to Nathan !

 ​​Zoom in to your Dojo

Monday Class (Finmill dojo)

JUNIORS at 6.00pm

Meeting ID: 627 539 0299


Tuesday & Thursday Senior Class

For SENIORS at 7.00pm

​Meeting ID: 989 868 136




Thursday Junior Class  (Ardler & others)

Juniors at 6.00 - 6.45pm 


Meeting ID: 796 6161 0349  Password --s-