Everything in the traditional dojo begins and ends with respect and appreciation, particularly for our mentors So here we will first remember & salute the late, great master, Ohtsuka Tadahiko….

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.

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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

 

Learning a new skill: Ready…

Set…

Go!!

Now for fun, but also further skill development

 

 

It’s interesting, it’s skilful and it’s fun!!

 

 

Experienced instructor keeping a keen eye on the group

 

 

Students showing their awards & medals

 

 

Serious fun with traditional weapons

 

 

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