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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!




Starting at the club of your choice on a date you choose before the end of December 2016

Training available at all clubs all through the summer !!

No special clothing necessary

Adults & children (over 6 yrs) welcome

  Offer is also open to those who previously trained and want to return to a martial art  


Contact the club of your choice (click on the link below) to secure your place

(Not available at after school clubs)

CFTS Karate Clubs - Locations & Information



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How to navigate around our site:

On the 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 geanology trees etc.

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


Please have a look around our 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 karate website of the

Central Federation of Traditional Shotokan





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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Stephen Irwin Hi all, I am looking at getting a new Gi. Does anyone have or know anyone with a Gi from Ichiban International? I think Shihan Floris wears one/is linked to the company. They do a very good made to measure option. http://www.ichibaninternational.com/#
Ichiban International’s vision is to provide exclusive Karate suits and black belt realised by Hirota in Japan.
22 Oct 2016 - 06:04
Sammy Doo She gave me my gi... Hi rota.. Made in japan. No complaints with quality here. 22 Oct 2016 - 07:45
Andy Cfts The Shihan Andi Kidd tickets really are selling well for the November 12th course. Get yours soon, if you haven't got one already, before they've all gone and they will have soon. (If any club instructors have too many please hand them back in ASAP to avoid disappointment and unsold places.)
18 Oct 2016 - 08:00
Suzy Fandango Mead Looking forward to this! 😀 18 Oct 2016 - 08:29
Sammy Doo Sometimes .... actions speak louder than words...
16 Oct 2016 - 11:55
Sammy Doo Great kata performed by masters of their "do"
Kasuya Sensei along side Yahara and Osaka Sensei - Team Kata
13 Oct 2016 - 06:40
Suzannah 'Johnson' Gray We attempted this last night, great kata! 14 Oct 2016 - 12:49
Andrew Paice Great lesson tonight at the Kempston Dojo - never knew getting elbowed and swept onto the floor could be so fun!
10 Oct 2016 - 14:41
Sammy Doo ....its the gift that keeps giving :) 13 Oct 2016 - 06:48