Tomodachi Karate Kai

Tomodachi Karate Kai


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We are Members Of NAKMAS National Governing Body.
All instructors are registered with NAKMAS and have an enhanced disclosure to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Meet the Instructors


Rick McElroy


Kelvin Thomas


Ben Jones


Tony Tramaglini


Toni McELroy


Our Clubs

East Preston - Children

with Shihan Rick McElroy & Sempai Toni McElroy

Every Monday
4:00pm - 5:00pm

New Addington - Children

with Shihan Rick McElroy & Sensai Kelvin Thomas

Every Tuesday Evening
6:00pm - 7:15pm

New Addington - Adults

with Shihan Rick McElroy & Sensei Kelvin Thomas

Every Tuesday
8:15pm onwards

Caterham - Children

with Sensei Ben Jones

Every Thursday Evening
6:30PM - 7:30PM

News & Blog

An Insight To Karate
Karate is currently and has for sometime enjoyed wide popularity all over the world. We see Karate frequently in films, on television and in books, there are few people who have not seen or have some idea of it. But Karate is much more than this. Karate means “Empty Hand” i.e. the practitioner is unarmed apart from his own body. It was developed over thousands of years and most historians agree that Karate’s origins began in China, then finding it’s way to the Okinawan islands and finally to Japan in the 1920’s and modern Karate was born. With the movement...
April 1, 2015 /0 Comments
Tomodachi Karate Kai
TOMODACHI KARATE KAI  Pronounced (Toh-moh-dah-chee) As in Japan students become masters this is the same all over the world in many walks of life and Karate is no different. Tomodachi Karate Kai is a product of this. Tomodachikai is a system of Karate based upon Mas Oyama’s Kyokushinkai Karate, but there have been some changes and developments and this will continue under the leadership of Tomodachikai’s Founder and Chief Instructor Shihan Rick McELroy. Tomodachikai is a system of Karate which use’s both Jutsu and Do in its teaching’s and in doing so is a devastating Self-defence system. Tomodachi mean’s “Friend”...
April 2, 2015 /0 Comments
Dojo Etiquette & Procedures
Dojo Etiquette 1. On entering and leaving the Dojo bow and say “OSSU” loudly. 2. No smoking, eating, or bad language is permitted in the Dojo. 3. Good personal hygiene is essential; finger and toenails to be kept short and clean, hair if long tied back. Karate Gi’s and other training clothes to be clean and in good repair. 4. When training, jewellery or watches are not to be worn at any time. Anything that cannot be easily removed must be shown to the instructor for their advice. 5. While training there should be no talking or any distractions either...
April 2, 2015 /0 Comments

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