Beginning in 1996 the Wadoryu Karatedo Kenkyukai was established in order to
follow the way of Wadoryu as founded by Otsuka Hironori in 1934.
We are based in Plymouth, Devon and train on Monday evenings.
Training consists of:
Kihon waza (basic techniques)
Renraku waza (combinations of basic techniques)
Kata (pre-arranged forms)
Yakosoku & Kihon gumite (paired techniques)
Ji yu gumite (free sparring- non contact)
Correct etiquette and discipline are predominant in order to
ensure good character development, respect and safe and
courteous conduct within the Dojo.
All are welcome, whether you are a beginner or have trained in
Karate or Martial arts before.
Juniors are accepted from the age of 10 upwards.
Beginners are taught Dojo procedure (club rules and behaviour),
the fundamental principles of Wadoryu movement and the
techniques required for their first grade.
Higher graded students are shown more progressive movement
and advanced techniques along with their application.
A strict code of Martial art ethics and morality is adhered to and taught in order
to ensure proper understanding of what is being learnt and practised.
We are members of the International Wado Federation.
The instructors at our Dojo have personal indemnity cover and are fully qualified,
first aid trained and have undergone police checks (CRB/DBS).
All our members are fully insured and members of the relevant governing bodies.
The principal theory of Wadoryu is to foster harmony
and to avoid confrontation.