About the Chief Instructor Gursharan Sahota

Gursharan Sahota was born in Kenya, East Africa, but moved to the UK at the age of 12.

He took up karate at the age of 14 in the local Bedford club, and was awarded his Black belt 1st Dan (shodan) four years later.

Now an 8th dan, Gursaharan has competed in a multitude of kata and kumite events, many at National and International level. But the most significant event in his career was the visit he made in 1984 to Japan.
There, he fulfilled a great ambition by training in a japanese dojo under the instruction of
Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa.

This experience proved to be a turning point for Gursharan. On his return to England, he realised the trip had been the inspiration he needed to dedicate his future to training and teaching karate as a way of life.

Gursharan's love of karate has never diminished and still teaches over 35 classes per week, in the UK and regularly takes masters classes internationally.

He is heavily involved in charity work, helping subsidise trips for surgeons to third world countries to operate on underprivileged children. He has for many years funded many projects in India for under privileged children and is at present helping to fund the building of a new school there.

Gursharan lives in Buckinghamshire and is happily married with two beautiful children.

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Kettering Club
The Kettering Club is run by the Chief Instructor of TISKA which is run on a Thursday evening
(For details about beginner classes please e-mail or call us on the number at the top of this page)

Mawsley Club
The Mawsley Club is run by Mr A.Jones 5th Dan and runs on a Monday Evening.

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Gradings Calendar
Buy the Book! The Shokotan Karate Handbook - Beginner to Black belt

Beginner to Black Belt

This handbook a must for all students. Everything you need to know explained in a step by step easy to follow manner, warm up
exercises, self
defence techniques, sparring, all kicks, blocks and striking techniques plus 16 katas. This handbook will guide you right through to Black Belt.

If you would like to buy the book or any other merchandise please speak to your club instructor or secretary.


Grading Application Form

Grading application forms are available to download from the gradings page or ask your Instructor. Gradings take place quarterly at your nearest region by the Chief Instructor of TISKA.

Details of the coloured belt system and the syllabus for each are available here by clicking on the button.