The Tenshinkan Karate Federation’s style of martial arts was founded by Kancho Mamoru Miwa in 1965, with headquarters based in Hasuda-Shi, Saitama-Ken, Japan. Our unique style of martial arts is based on traditional concepts, but incorporates modern fighting methods and techniques, like side stepping, avoidance, sliding, shift-step, circular and jumping kick techniques, as well as Goshin Jitsu, a combination of Aikido and Juijitsu techniques, forming a well rounded Martial Arts system.
The style’s founder, Kancho Mamoru Miwa, also believes that if one can improve on a method or technique in such a way that it actually enhances the performance and execution of such a method or technique, then it should be adopted with an open mind. He encourages this thought process so that one does not become blinded by traditional concepts that claim to be the “Alpha and Omega” (be all and end all), but rather that methods or techniques can be advanced, modified and improved.
Original Martial Arts as practiced by the Old Masters in Japan, incorporated techniques and concepts from Karate, Aikido and Jui-Jitsu. To make Tenshinkan Karate a well rounded form of self-defence, Kancho Mamoru Miwa developed a system known as Goshen Jitsu, which Incorporate Aikido and JuiJitsu techniques and methods into the Tenshinkan System.
Tenshinkan Karate is an international organisation that is affiliated with the Japan Karate Federation (J.K.F.) as well as the World Karate Organisation (W.K.O.).