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Traditional Karate-Do Center Opens for Registration

The Traditional Karate-Do Center (TCI), the oldest martial arts school in the Turks and Caicos Islands, located in Providenciales has again open for registration of new students.

Sensei Charles Forbes in a file photo with a newly-promoted student and his mother

The Traditional Karate-Do Center (TCI) was established out of the need for a martial arts school on the island of Providenciales. The school was opened on October 2, 2007 with Sensei Charles Forbes as the Chief Instructor.

Recognizing the absence of and the need for the martial arts on the island of Providenciales, he seized the opportunity to pass on the teachings and philosophy of the Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-kai organization and opened the Traditional Karate-Do Center TCI.

Having been schooled in the martial arts for over forty plus years, Sensei Forbes a fourth-degree black belt, wanted to introduce the youths of the Turks and Caicos Islands to the discipline as well as preserve the style of Shindo Jinen Ryu in a wholesome environment.

Sensei Forbes knows all too well that Karate is not only physical but also mental; hence, he continues to seek perfection of character and tries to influence others to see the benefits of the martial arts.

There have been many accomplishments for the organisations as two of the students achieved the rank of black belt and have also medaled in international competitions in the Bahamas.

Sensei Forbes continues to uphold the values of the Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-kai, while carrying out the school’s motto of strength, honor and integrity.

Affiliation and Experience

Sensei Charles Forbes

In 1998 Charles completed his Sandan under the International Shotokan Karate- Do Kenkojuku Association. He remained with the Kenkojuku association until its dissolution in The Bahamas in 1999.

He became the first president of The Bahamas Karate Federation. He also played an integral role in the training of Bahamian athletes who medaled at both the Pan American Games and the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) championships.

In the year 2000, he joined the Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-kai and is a member to date. He attained his 4th Dan under the guidance of Kaicho Kiytoshi Yamazaki, who is the Chief Instructor for JKR Americas and the Caribbean.

The following is Sensei Charles martial arts achievement to date:

  • 1988- Participated in synchronized kata at the Championship of the Pan American Union of Karatedo Organization, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Won the bronze medal in team kata.

  • 1994- Participated in the Pan American Union of Karatedo Organizations PUKO Technical Seminar.

  • 2010- Participated in Japan Karate-Do International Gasshuku in Anaheim, California.

  • Attained 4th degree certification2012- Participated in Japan Karate-Do International Gasshuku in Anaheim, California.

  • 2019- Participated in Japan Karate-Do International Gasshuku in Nassau, Bahamas.

  • A registration and form, as well as contact information is attached for your perusal.

Karate Registration Form
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