Lincoln Kofukan
Started in the 1970's, we are the oldest Karate club in Lincolnshire. Our chief instructor Garry Pettit began training in 1973 and in 2012 was granted 6 Dan for Kofukan Shito-Ryu. Garry also teaches Karate for the RAF Martial Arts Association. We have a good relationship with the University of Lincoln, who have their own Kofukan Karate club which we train for National competitions.

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Current Instructors:
  • Garry Pettit (6 Dan)
  • Jeff Law (2 Dan)
  • Clive Petty (2 Dan)
  • Lawrence Petty (2 Dan)
  • Finn Catterall (2 Dan)

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What is Kofukan?
Established in the 1970's by Sensei Tomiyama and Sensei Omi in order to spread Tani-ha Shitō-Ryu Karate-do around Europe. Kofukan International is now a worldwide association, with annual competitions bringing everyone together. Our symbol is the three swords: Shin (mind) Gi (technique) Ta (body), all unified as one.
For more information you can visit the Kofukan International Website.

What is Shitō-Ryu?
The first character: "Shi" is derived from the name of Master Itosu, from Shuri in Okinawa. This style of Karate is generally performed with straight, sharp movements. The second character: "Tō" comes from the name of Master Higaonna, who taught in Naha, Okinawa. This style is generally performed with circular, soft movements.

The founder Shitō-Ryu, Master Mabuni, built his style of Karate based on these two schools from which he learned. Shito-ryu therefore practices both of these contrasting methods -- primarily through Kata, which can be categorised by their respective origins:

Itosu (Shuri-te) Kata Group
Pin'an (Shodan - Godan), Naihanchin (Shodan - Sandan), Bassai-Dai, Bassai-Sho, Kosokun-Dai, Kosokun-Sho, Shiho-Kosokun, Jitte, Jiin, Jion, Wanshu, Rohai (Shodan - Sandan), Chinto, Chintei, Useishi

Higaonna (Naha-te) Kata Group

Sanchin, Tensho, Gekisai (Ichi & Ni), Saifa, Seienchin, Seisan, Seipai, Sanseiru, Shissochin, Kururunfa, Suparinpai