Our Sensei

Tan Soo Lin

  • Born: 1956, Singaporean
  • Height: 1.65M, Weight: 68 Kg
  • Languages known English and Mandarin.

  • Internationally qualified professional coach with over 37 years of Karate experience.
  • First studied under Y.Ishikawa in 1972. Achieve championship status on national and international level.
  • Extensive experience in coaching all age groups of Different nationalities and cultures. Worked wonders with children as young as 3 years old.

  • Individual Gold Medalist at the internationally acclaimed Asian Shitoryu Karate Championship in 1985 Also part of the Gold Medal winning team.
  • National representative as part of the Singapore National Karate team to the SEA Games and other international competitions from 1985 through 1993.
  • Attained his Black Belt 1ST Dan status in 1980 with the Singapore Karate Association.
  • Awarded 1st Dan by the Japan Karate Association (Shotokan), an internationally recognized status in July 1995.
  • This was followed with the 2nd Dan in 1999, the 3rd Dan in 2001, the 4th Dan in 2005 and presently the 5th Dan in 2010.

  • With over 27 years of karate tournament experience, firstly as a student and participant, then on the national team level and presently as sensei.
  • Started coaching career as an Assistant Coach of the Shtoryu Karate Association Singapore in 1989.
  • Commenced regular coaching in 1993 after retiring from regular tournament participation, with various local and expatriate student communities.
  • Appointed Resident Coach of the Singapore American Club from 1993 till present.
  • Able to interact effectively with all nationalities and cultures.
  • All round, wide experience and knowledge having competed and graded with differing karate styles from East and West.
  • Able to customize and effectively conduct attuned training programs for both adult and young.