Sensei Tim Beattie grew up in the USA and Luxembourg before moving to Brighton, where he studied martial arts under Sensei Stuart Allison for more than a decade. 


Tim first visited Edinburgh in 2010 for a friend's wedding and immediately knew it was the place for him.  An engineer by day, Tim is also an accomplished guitarist and recently completed a masters degree at the University of Edinburgh.  Now, Tim runs Tenkai Dojo in Edinburgh, teaching the traditional Japanese martial arts of grandmaster Shoto Tanemura of the Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation.

At Samurai Edinburgh we teach the original and authentic arts of Genbukan Ninpo, more commonly known as Ninjutsu, Kokusai Jujutsu and ancient Karate.


These are martial arts that promote the personal development of high values, moral codes and an exciting cycle of learning and self discovery for self defence, self confidence and fitness.


Whether you’re completely new to martial arts and Ninpo or have tried something before, you’ll be inspired to reach your goals in our friendly and safe environment.


We run classes for adults on Monday and Thursday evenings. Please contact us to book in for a taster class.

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0131 324 7656
We train in central Edinburgh, near the Royal Mile