Tamas was born in 1942 and began his martial arts
training in the early 1950's.
In 1957, Tamas graduated to 1st dan black belt. Today he holds the
rank of 10th dan black belt, which is the highest grade given to any
non-japanese person in karate.
During his long martial arts career, Tamas also earned a black belt
in Judo, Aikido, and Jiu Jitsu. In the style of Shito-Ryu, he has
been awarded the title of Hanshi.
Because of Tamas' early beginnings in karate, he has trained with,
and been influenced by, many great Japanese masters such as Tani,
Nambu, Fujiwara, Hayashi and Kuniba.
Tamas also spent some time living in Okinawa, to further his
knowledge and skills.
In 1965, Tamas began work as an instructor. He currently holds
Swedish Budo Association instructor license-C,-B,-A and Elite.
During the 1970's, Tamas was part of the Swedish national karate
Tamas has provided close combat training to the armed forces, and
self-defense training for police in Stockholm. Internationally, he
has trained police and military units in many countries around the
In 2008, Tamas was elected as the first European in the Masters Hall
of Fame in the United States. He served with honor in the rank of
the legendary Foreign Legion, and has written two books about his
life: The Warrior's Rose and The Song of the Desert.
Tamas is recognized as one of Europe's premiere close combat
Today, he oversees the running of Svea Kampsportcenter, a centre in
Stockholm where various martial arts clubs gather under the same
Besides running the centre and being an active instructor in its
karate club, Soke Tamas Weber focuses on the development of Sanshin-Kan
International, the organisation he founded.