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About Wado Kai Karate

OkinawaWado kai Karate is a martial art that combines traditional Okinawain Karate and Shindo Yoshin-Ryu Ju-Jitsu. Originating from Okinawa, now a part of Japan karate is a form of self defence combining punches, kicks, blocks and strikes.

We practice a traditional style of karate called 'Wado Kai' meaning 'Way of Peace'.

Karate helps build coordination, agility, strength and poise. The confidence gained through training helps foster a strong positive self image. Wado is a traditional form of karate, and is one of the 'softer' styles, meaning that it does not rely so heavily on phyiscal strength, making it accessible to students of all ages.

At the heart of Wado karate is the goal of self improvement. Students are not judged against their peers, but by their own progress.

Because of this, no one is too old, young or unfit too start. All techniques are controlled and the training is progressive, so beginners can train without fear of injury.

History of Wado Karate

Sensei Hironorio Ohtsuka
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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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Wado History

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

Sensei Ohtsuka

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

Sensei Ohtsuks

Meet the instructors

Currently the club instructor is Rob Barrett (3rd Dan, Black Belt). Find out more about Rob on the instructors page›



What should I wear? What's with the bowing? Am I too old? How fit do I need to be? Will I get hurt?

Hopefully we can answer all your questions on our FAQ page›

Frequently Asked Questions

Karate Books

See some of the karate books recomended by our instructors and members. Karate Books›

karate katak of wado ryuOhtsukaBunkai Jutsu
Wado Ryu Karate manualAngry White PyjamasSport Stretch

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