Independent Kyokushin Karate Union

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Senpai Tom Cunnington

Senpai Tom started training in Kyokushin Karate aged ten in Melton Mowbray. When he was eighteen, Tom fought in the novice section at the prestigious British Open at Crystal Palace, coming third in his category, this cemented his passion for knockdown and full contact fighting.
Over the years, Tom has competed in MMA and full rules Thai Boxing, competing in three fights in Thailand. 
Tom has trained many professional MMA fighters and taught in many gyms.
In 2013 Tom travelled to Japan and fought in the Shinkyokushin All Japan Open Tournament representing IFK Europe. Over the years he has taken part in over eighteen knockdown tournaments. During his twenty four years training in Kyokushin he has been taught by some of the best fighters Britain has ever produced.
Tom in now the head instructor at Ronin Kyokushin in Melton Mowbray.