Based in Bournemouth, Dorset our aim is to teach traditional Wado Ryu karate under the guidance of the Wado Academy (UK) and its Chief Instructor, Sensei Masafumi Shiomitsu, 9th Dan Hanshi.
Wado-Ryu karate is a Japanese Martial Art based upon a unique blend of Japanese Jujutsu (unarmed combat and controlling techniques), elements of Okinawan Karate and principles drawn from older schools of swordsmanship (Kenjutsu). This makes the syllabus a wide ranging set of components.
Is karate right for you? If you accept that gaining a credible black belt can take 6 or more years and that repetition is key to forging a worthy character and a lifetime in karate, then you are on your first steps. The Bournemouth area already has a number of high quality karate clubs in Goju Ryu, Shito Ryu and so on ad we are not here to compete against those. That first step is not a physical one. Please go and watch some lessons first and then choose somewhere that you are comfortable with the environment, fellow students and the instructors.
The club is open to new beginners so please do come along and try one lesson for free. Lessons are £6 per session.
Forthcoming courses to note:
2017 Summer Course in Lymington: July 22-26
There is a special course to be held over the weekend of April 29 and 30, in Southbourne. All monies raised will be donated to Shiomitsu Sensei.
2pm-5pm at the Church Hall on Douglas Road, Southbourne.
11.45am-1.45pm at the Beehive Studio on Belle Vue Road, Southbourne.
Please note we will be CLOSED on the following dates. Please check regularly as they are subject to change.
Tuesday March 7th
Thursday March 9th
Thursday April 13th.