Chief Instructors:
Sensei Robert Herincx (6th Dan): 07825 599136
Sensei Phillip Wardle (4th Dan): 07836 620620

Welfare/Safeguarding Officer:
Michael Worrell: 07772 517750


St Mary's University College
Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill,

Training Times

18:30 to 20:00

09:30 to 11:00

Tora Kodo Karate Kai Instructors

Sensei Robert Herincx (6th Dan, Qualified English Karate Federation Head Coach)

Sensei Robert Herincx began training with the Tora group of clubs in the mid 1980's. He has trained under many senior Japanese and Occidental instructors and was awarded his black belt by Master Keinosuke Enoeda (9th Dan).

Sensei Phillip Wardle (4th Dan, Qualified English Karate Federation Coach)

Sensei Phillip Wardle (4th Dan, Qualified English Karate Federation Coach)

Sensei Laurence Wright (4th Dan)

Laurence started training in Ireland at the Kantanni Karate Dojo under Sensei Thomas Ward. He graded for his Black belt in 1993 at the age of 21 and was responsible for the running of the juniors classes and for grading selections. He joined Tora Karate Academy in 2007 at their Twickenham Dojo. “I feel that the training at Tora, both physical and spiritual, suits the way that I feel we should all be training within the martial arts. All of our students are able to develop regardless of their age or abilities. Tora is a great Dojo to be part of as it is very supportive of all their members and also a very social group to belong to."

Sensei Mike Worrell (3rd Dan)

Mike first began training in Karate in Perth Western Australia in 1983 under Sensei Kyoshin Kayo. This was in the Shobukan style which is a blend of Shito-Ryu and Shotokan. After finishing university Mike trained in a number of different Chinese martial arts. Mike joined Tora Karate along with his two sons in 2013 as he was looking for a school that would provide a strong foundation for them and also allow him to reconnect with traditional karate. Mike particularly enjoys teaching the younger members of Tora Karate Academy and believes that Karate training can substantially improve children’s concentration, coordination and determination as well as being a great deal of fun.

Sensei Tineke Harris (2nd Dan)

Tineke took up shotokan karate at university in 1998. Since then, she has trained in 11 clubs in 6 countries. She has been fortunate to train with a range of instructors including Senseis Keinosuke Enoeda, Yoshinobu Ohta, Sue Waughman, Kazuhiro Sawada and Simon Oliver, who have each had a formative influence on her teaching and practice. Tineke was awarded her black belt in shotokan karate at the JKA spring course in 2006 by Senseis Osaka, Ohta and Aoki. She also obtained a black belt in goju ryu karate in 2021 from Stephen Cohen and Ali Azizi Shihan. Tineke joined Tora in 2019.

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Welfare/Safeguarding Officer

Michael Worrell: 07772 517750

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