Sensei Matthew Yardy 3rd Dan

Matthew-Yardy-TKF-Karate-Instructor-NorfolkSensei Matthew Yardy 3rd Dan, TKF Karate Instructor

Matthew started Shotokan Karate at the very young age of 8 years old in 2002.

Matthew passed his 1st Dan black belt in 2006 under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe at the age of 12 years old, his 2nd Dan black belt under Sensei Masoe Kawasoe at the age of 14 years old in 2008 and his 3rd Dan black belt under Sensei Richard Amos 7th Dan at the age of 21 years old in 2014.

Matthew started teaching Shotokan Karate in 2008 at the age of 14 years old and full-time at the age of 17 years old in 2011. In 2014 alongside his friends and colleagues Jake, James and Danny, Traditional Karate and Fitness (TKF) was formed with Matthew being one of the joint directors. Matthew goes into the TKF off the back of a 12 year spanning career for his previous club.

Matthew has had a fantastic competition career, one of the best young martial arts talents to come out of Norfolk or even East Anglia. After training with both the UKTKF national squad and the TSKUK for some years he was selected to compete in his first World championship in Portugal 2010. Matthew came away with a great medal haul which included an individual kata gold and team kata bronze.

Matthew also medalled in Italy 2011 at the FSKA World championships receiving a gold medal for individual kumite. He also took both a gold in team kata and silver in individual kumite at the WTKO summer championships 2013 in Switzerland.

Matthew has many more medals to his name at local, national and international level. Matthew is currently working hard to take the TKF to another level and also aims to take his 4th Dan grading in 2019.

Matthew is also avid gym goer. Matthew also holds a JKS kyu grade examiner qualification.


Personal Tuition

At the TKF we offer individual, bespoke classes for students who do not wish to attend normal classes or for those students that want to accelerate their progression. Personal Tuition is also great for students that wish to have a refresher lesson after a long absence from their training.

Our private tuition sessions are held in three locations:

Diamond Centre, School Lane, Sprowston, Norwich, NR7 8TR, Aylsham Youth Club, Cawston Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BX and Beccles Sports Centre Ringsfield Road, Beccles, NR34 9PF


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