Bournemouth Wado Ryu Karate Club

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.

You can join us on Twitter: BournemouthWado or like our page on Facebook: bournemouth.karate

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:

Tue Nov 29, Sensei Robert Howells will be here for grading.

Thur Dec 8th, Sensei Arthur Meek teaching at Bulford Camp.

2017 Winter Course in Guildford : Feb 18-22

Please note we will be CLOSED on the following dates. Please check regularly as they are subject to change.

Closure Dates:

Tuesday Dec 6th, 20th and 27th.

Thursday Dec 8th and 29th

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In Summary...

We are a small low key club training in the Wado Ryu style of Japanese karate.

Am I too old?

We teach 16 years and above. People can still start at any age, that's the beauty of good traditional karate.

What do I need to start?

Loose track suit bottoms and a t-shirt will do for starters.

How much does is it cost?

Thursday lessons are £6.