If knocked down 7 times, get up 8 times - Japanese saying

Fight Club / Squad Training / Referees Courses

Currently suspended due to Covid, until we can return to Downham LC (currently being used as a vaccination centre) or alternative Dojo.  These sessions are only open to current members - please see Karate Clubs and enroll at one of these dojo (training halls) before attending 'Fight Club' etc.

Association ‘Fight Club’/Sparring session - (CLOSED July & August)

These sessions are held once a week and cover sparring/kumite (competition) free-style techniques, including sweeps and take-downs.  Sessions are FREE to students who pay monthly to 'train as much as you like' at their club. 

New times from 28th April 2018

Downham Health & Leisure Centre(Harpers), 7-9 Moorside Road, Downham,Bromley, BR1 5EP


14:15 ...... Basics
14:45 ......
Sweeps & Take-downs (on matted area)
15:15 ...... Sparring
(on matted area)


15:45 ...... Basics
16:15 ......
Sweeps & Take-downs (on matted area)
16:45 ...... Sparring
(on matted area)
17:15 - 17:45 ...... Black belt Kata (for brown & black belts)

*  Times may change on Bank Holiday weekends, School Holidays and Brown & Black belt Grading days (May & November), therefore please check TKI website before attending.

Students must have their own mitts, gum shields, shin/instep protectors, groin guards (male [& female optional]), chest protectors (for maturing females); (for juniors head-guard/hood are also advisable).  Equipment including the above as well as other training equipment and kit bags can be purchased through the club (members discount) – Ask Shihan/Sensei for details.

Squad Training sessions

Students who would like to be considered for the Squad should attend ‘Fight Club’ to qualify/try out.  Squad members will be added or dropped at the end of every month.  Speak to Sensei Toim for further details on the Squad and competitions.

 For Further details on ‘Fight Club’ and Squad Training sessions please contact :-  Sensei Tom Tennick:  020 8325 8072 / 07956 372474 / t.tennick@ntlworld.com / www.tigrakarate.co.uk

Referee Courses (for Brown & Black belts) - (Closed July & Aug.)

These sessions will take place on the last Saturday* of the month during the above 'Fight Club' sessions in Downham, from 15:15-17:15.  'Referee Courses' are not included in the pay-monthly to train as much as you like.

*  Dates may change on Bank Holiday weekends, School Holidays and Brown & Black belt Grading days (end April & October), therefore please check TKI website before attending.

Click here for the (TKI) WKF Referee Rules, terminology etc.

2019 Referee Course Dates (including Fight Club sessions) :-

  • Click here for the most upto date TKI Events

  • Sat.  January -
  • Sat.  February -
  • Sat.  March -
  • Sat.  April -
  • Sat.  May - Brown & Black belt grading, so check times
  • Sat.  June
  • Sat.   July -  None
  • None in August
  • Sat.  28th September - TBC
  • Sat.  26th October - TBC
  • Sat. 16th November - TBC- Brown & Black belt grading, so check times
  • Sat.  December - TBC