Soke Tamas Weber Sanshinkan Karate India

Tamas Weber

Tamas was born in 1942 and began his martial arts training in the early 1950s. 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 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 1970s, Tamas was part of the Swedish national karate team.

Tamas has provided close combat training to the armed forces, and self-defence training for police in Stockholm. He has trained police and military units in many countries around the world.

In 2008, Tamas was elected as the first European in the Masters Hall of Fame in the United States. He served with honour 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 also recognized as one of Europe's premier close combat experts. Today, he oversees the running of the Hombu Dojo in Stockholm. 

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.