Now in it’s third year, Mitsuru Yorkshire Karate is going from strength to strength. From the opening night’s training session with 4 people we have grown to over 50 members, most of which have been training with us for over a year, and from a small room to a facility designed for training at MY Fitness and Martial Arts Tadcaster.

We believe that each individual has the potential to achieve with us, whether that is developing their social skills, fitness levels or competing at regional, national or even international level events.

Mitsuru Yorkshire is a family orientated club and part of Mark Holding’s Mitsuru. We offer the opportunity for parents and children to train together. Sensei Holding currently holds the grade of 6th Dan with the English Karate Federation and is a former British Champion.

We belong to the Yanagi Kai Karate Association which under Sensei Ian Swain (7th Dan) is a full member of the English Karate Federation (EKF) with a number of current full international competitors within the World Karate Federation (WKF).

Being recognised by the EKF means access to insurance for individuals and clubs, as well as offering the opportunity to participate in the National squad. Having been included as part of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the EKF are currently the only Governing Body in England that will provide competitors.