Sensei Nicolae Toma is the Chief Instructor of the Capital Kyokushin Dojo in Washington DC.
Sensei Toma has been training in Kyokushin Karate for over 28 years and currently holds the rank of 4th degree black belt. He trains, and directs his school, in the teachings, techniques and spirit of Kyokushin’s founder Sosai Mas Oayma who passed away in 1994.
Although immersed in all aspects of Kyokushin Karate, Sensei Toma has focused on the renowned fighting aspects of Kyokushin. He has competed extensively in full contact kumite tournaments in both Europe and America including wide open tournaments such as the Sabaki Challenge held in the United States which allows all fighting styles to compete in the full contact arena, to traditional Kyokushin full contact tournaments in Romania and Moldavia.
His experience includes the following tournaments of national rank or higher.
- 1990, Romanian Kyokushin Full Contact Junior National Championship: 2nd place for kumite
- 1990, Romanian Kyokushin Full Contact Senior National Championship: 2nd place for kumite
- 1991, Romanian Full Contact Senior National Championship: 2nd place for kumite
- 1991, Romanian Full Contact National Championship Team kumite: 1st place
- 1992, Romanian Moldavian Full Contact Cup: 2nd place kumite
- 1992, Romanian Full Contact National Championship: 2nd place
- 2005 US Capital Sabaki Challenge-2nd Place (Full Contact)
- 2006 US Capital Sabaki Challenge-2nd Place (Full Contact)
- 2007 US Capital Sabaki Challenge-2nd Place (Full Contact)
On a personal note, Sensei Toma was born and raised in Romania, and came to the United States in 2003 and lives with his wife and daughter in Bethesda, Maryland. An avid martial artist his entire life, he also holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate and represented the East Coast Organization as a fighter in the US National Championships in 2005. He also has appeared in several movies and European TV shows where he was a stunt double for physically demanding and risky technical scenes.
Sensei Toma is engaged and committed to all of his students. He may be reached directly to discuss training, or to answer any questions.