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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!

 santa01 The CFTS Executive, Club Instructors and Dan Grades would like to wish all students and their families all the very best for the festive season! santa02 



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How to navigate around our site:

On 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 geneaology tree, club calendar, how CFTS was formed

CFTS on Facebook - Read the latest from our CFTS Facebook group and chat to other CFTS Members


Please have a look around the new 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 Central Federation of Traditional Shotokan Karate website!




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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Sammy Doo Ahead of the xmas break...one way to loose any unwanted calories post festive season...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Ua118lRJY&list=PLFF460E758FF04BFB&index=4
08 Nov 2014 - 19:44
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David John Francis I thought that I might not be as fit as I should be and now I know I'm not! 09 Nov 2014 - 10:58 Sammy Doo i know im not ...lol 17 Dec 2014 - 06:51
Colin Durrant reminds me of Sean T's insanity workout. 17 Dec 2014 - 09:45 David John Francis Crikey Colin Durrant if you are doing that workout then you must be a machine! 17 Dec 2014 - 10:51
Sammy Doo
17 Dec 2014 - 06:46
Colin Durrant very quick reactions. 17 Dec 2014 - 09:21
Sammy Doo
13 Dec 2014 - 12:36
Sammy Doo different .... but the same (gankaku) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYyKk2pl4hA
04 Dec 2014 - 01:04
Sammy Doo different... but the same (kankudai) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56NlyLiquAs
04 Dec 2014 - 01:02
Sammy Doo http://youtu.be/6a8F-4CxrYs
02 Dec 2014 - 07:00
Sammy Doo Martial art called Systema (the balance of the body, thoughts, and rhythm) reported to be of Russian origin, with no eastern influence ? this demonstration given to the special forces by Seoul Instructor .. D.K.Yoo
30 Nov 2014 - 02:00
Sammy Doo 1:26 heian nidan...yondan..godan ..kushanku ... gedan /age shuto etc.. oyo bunkai ;) 30 Nov 2014 - 17:30
Sammy Doo Meikyo - Naka Sensei & use of hip rotation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKYMHniWozE
26 Nov 2014 - 06:58
Sammy Doo
17 Nov 2014 - 01:47
Stephen Irwin A great course today with Shian Holmes. Learnt lots and had fun, although my wrist, elbow and shoulder may disagree!
15 Nov 2014 - 12:44
Stephen Irwin A good idea for a present!
14 Nov 2014 - 14:14
Sammy Doo
13 Nov 2014 - 18:19
David John Francis
12 Nov 2014 - 03:40
David John Francis Ever done this?
19 Oct 2014 - 06:42
Sammy Doo nope... but ive joined one mid stream then returned to the one i started with :) 10 Nov 2014 - 06:48
Sammy Doo Lets be thankful for our relatively short dojo kun ...Sosai Masutatsu Oyama created his along with Eiji Yoshikawa using 7 lines taking just over 1 1/2 minutes to complete when spoken : Kyokushin Dojo Kun Hitotsu, wareware wa, shinshin o renmashi, kakko fubatsu no shingi o kiwameru koto. We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm unshaken spirit. Hitotsu, wareware wa, bu no shinzui o kiwame, ki ni hasshi, kan ni bin naru koto. We will pursue the true meaning of the martial way so that, in time, our senses may be alert. Hitotsu, wareware wa, shitsujitsu goken o motte, kokki no seishin o kanyo suru koto. With true vigour, we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self-denial. Hitotsu, wareware wa, reisetsu o omonji, chojo o keishi, sobo no furumai o tsutsushimu koto. We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superiors, and refrain from violence. Hitotsu, wareware wa, shinbutsu o totobi, kenjo no bitoku o wasurezaru koto. We will follow our religious principles and never forget the true virtue of humility. Hitotsu, wareware wa, chisei to tairyoku to o kojo sase, koto ni nozonde ayamatazaru koto. We will look upwards to wisdom and strength, not seeking other desires. Hitotsu, wareware wa, shogai no shugyo o karate no michi ni tsuji, Kyokushin no michi o mattou suru koto. All our lives, through the discipline of karate, we will seek to fulfill the true meaning of the Kyokushin way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfebAkpm_04
08 Nov 2014 - 06:45
Sammy Doo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzwtDrUsTvA 08 Nov 2014 - 08:17
Sammy Doo lol@kill face http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-5edQQXMfQ
05 Nov 2014 - 12:17
David John Francis Interesting suggestion for bunkai for the final moves of Chinte resulting in a shock loading arm lock and drag to the floor.
04 Nov 2014 - 06:21
David John Francis
03 Nov 2014 - 11:43
Sammy Doo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjUmsEYG9z0&list=PLH5ufC2Hs5xhBKgMcPCqVcv7Ibz2MbHgj
26 Oct 2014 - 05:33
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Trevor Millward I'm not convinced that Master Ken's assistant was putting those restraints on Cynthia Rothrock quite right ... 26 Oct 2014 - 07:06
Jacqui Rhodes Mead Very good!!! 26 Oct 2014 - 07:55 Vivian Wilson very funny ! 03 Nov 2014 - 08:01
Sammy Doo another quiet night in .... daughter legged it in doors just as things got "interesting" .....lol so no vids of the big ones
01 Nov 2014 - 18:24
Sammy Doo Sending best wishes for the Newton Longville. CFTS halloween bash. ...sorry we couldnt make it this year.Hava great evening everyone.:)
01 Nov 2014 - 11:37
Matt Eagles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0kDL7FR8xQ Fantastic spirit :)
28 Oct 2014 - 12:41
Sammy Doo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAzX7dUDDfM
26 Oct 2014 - 11:19
David John Francis
26 Oct 2014 - 08:27
Sammy Doo age ouchi
25 Oct 2014 - 04:28