The Thackley Shotokan Tigers Karate club is twenty-five years old this year and we have been at the Thackley Methodist Church Community Hall for all of that time. Sensei Tony Cheetham-Hudson runs the club with one night dedicated for young children; the other two nights are for teenagers and adults of both sexes. We believe that traditional Japanese Karate is the finest, all encompassing form of martial arts there is and that is why many other styles follow very closely what we do. The Shotokan style though can trace its origins back to the earliest form of Japanese and Chinese fighting arts before it was first formalised to Shotokan by Master Gichin Funakoshi of Okinawa in 1908 in Tokyo. The style was then adopted internationally after the Second World War and is now one of the most practiced forms of Karate in the world. Please check our about Page and View Our Introduction video Thackley Tigers Produced by Bradford College WW1 Film School Students, There More videos Of senior and junior shotakan karate training on our You tube Channel, Please feel free to browse our site , We look forward to hearing from you !