Everything in the traditional dojo begins and ends with respect and appreciation.

Thus we first acknowlege 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.

Ohtsuka sensei leading seisan kata practise at the Portsea gashukku 1994 with George Ciechanowicz (now director of Kin Shin Kai) to his left

Learning a new skill: Ready…  



Emulating the White Crane – Kak’fa / Hakucho / Hakusho

Experienced instructor keeping a keen eye on the group 

Serious fun with traditional weapons

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

Goju Kensha hombu dojo, Tokyo 1985  l-r: David Zarb, Jim Sumarac, Yang Tai Chi master Yang Ming Shi, Goju Kensha master Ohtsuka Tadahiko, George Ciechanowicz

Kyoshi George Ciechanowicz of Kin Shin Kai practising Chen tai chi push hands with Arhat Zhu Tian Cai of the Chen village


Experiencing the incredible effectiveness & efficiency of Silat Sufian Bela Diri from guru Maul Mornie


Post seminar: Kin Shin Kai’s George Ciechanowicz with the incredibly learned & globally influential hanshi Patrick McCarthy