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Sensei Hironori Ohtsuka

Sensei Hironori Ohtsuka

Sensei Hironorio OhtsukaHironori Ohtsuka (1892-1982) was the creator and first Grand Master of the Japanese karate style Wado Ryu.

Wado meaning “way to harmony” is one of four major Japanese karate styles and is perhaps the purest form of Karate-Do.

Steeped in classical Bujutsu (Code of the Samurai), Mr. Ohtsuka applied that outlook and experience to his teaching. He rejected hardening certain parts of the body such as callousing knuckles of the hand, believing it is a useless preparation.

The aim of Wado Kai Karate is perfection of technique as well as development of a mind that is tranquil yet alive, able to react intuitively and without hesitation to any situation. The training and concentrated effort required in Wado Kai helps the student acquire inner strength and calmness of character. They learn as well the virtues of self-control and true humility.

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OhtsukaWado Ryu Karate: Hironori Otsuka

Written by the founder of Wado Ryu Karate, Hironori Otsuka, this book is an exact translation from the master's text, which was written in 1977.

This is a book for serious Wado practitioners everywhere.

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Sensei Wilkinson

The founder of England Wado Kai, Barry Wilkinson, has an impressive pedigree, being taught Wado karate by leading exponents of the style and achieving Nanadan (7th dan) in June 2002. Sensei Wilkinson›

Sensei Barry Wilkinson

History of Wado Kai

The Origins of Karate can be traced back as far as the Greek Olympic games of 776 B.C.
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