About us

Guernsey Kofukan Karate Club

The Guernsey club has been established in the Channel Islands since the early 70’s practising shito-ryu karate originally with Sensei David Moss. Under the Tani-Ha Shito-Ryu Shukokai Organisation. Then changing to the Tani-Ha Shito-ryu Kofukan organization.

Tani-Ha Shito-Ryu Kofukan

Shito-ryu, along with Goju-ryu, Wado-ryu and Shotokan, is one of the four major karate systems of Japan.

We are a traditional karate based style, which is continually evolving and evaluating its system. Which includes competition aspects within our training.

The club has been operating with Steve Goubert 4th Dan and Dave Ferbrache 3rd Dan as instructors since the late 70,s with James Wallis joining us in 2000 now a 2nd Dan also instructing.

New members always welcome.

Contact us for information at : kofukan.guernsey@gmail.com

Dave, Sensei, Steve, James


Aims of Kofukan Shito-Ryu Karate

  • 1.    Cultivate good personality and strong character
  • 2.    Preserve correct techniques and katas
  • 3.    Promote friendship among members

Instruction Principles

  • 1.    Respect the values of the  traditional katas
  • 2.    Unified study of kata and kumite
  • 3.    Scientific approach in analysing techniques

Technical Principles

  • 1. Do not make any unnecessary movements
  • 2. Do not use any unnecessary force
  • 3. Use the whole body to perform techniques

Dojo Kun (Motto)


  •        Reigi         Etiquette
  •        Sonkei       Respect
  •        Nintai         Perseverance
  •        Doryoku    Effort
  •        Sozo          Creativity
  •        Yuki           Courage