O-sensei, Ohtsuka Tadahiko (1940-2012)

Master Ohtsuka Tadahiko was the founder of the Goju Kensha (House of the hard – soft fist). 

Kin Shin Kai is squarely based on Ohtsuka sensei’s Goju Kensha and he remains our most important inspiration.


Below is a speech given by Kin Shin Kai director, George Ciechanowicz, at a memorial event honouring Ohtsuka sensei

Tokyo, June 7, 2015



Sensei George Ciechanowicz is the founder, director and chief instructor of Kin Shin Kai. He commenced his martial arts training in 1972 and currently holds a 7th Dan Black Belt



Our dedicated students in action



Learning important skills & having fun at the same



Experienced instructor keeping a keen eye on the group



Students showing their awards & medals



“Seiza!” – A black Belt group sitting in Zazen meditation…



Serious fun with traditional weapons



Our leadership group – Sensei’s Mate Lezaja 3rd Dan, Michael Mules & Nick Bell 4th Dan, George Ciechanowicz 7th Dan. All have an unwavering commitment to traditional karate values and educating students for life.