Wado-ryu - British Wadokai (B.W.K.)
British Wadokai is not affiliated to any of the many 'sport-karate' or 'all-styles' governing bodies around today. British Wadokai is registered with only traditional Wado Karate Governing Bodies; such as the British Wado Federation, European Wado Federation and the International Wado Federation.
Its motto is - 'Preserving the Original and Traditional!'
The technical foundations of British Wadokai were established back in 1963, under the direction of Tatsuo Suzuki Hanshi of the United Kingdom Karate-do Wadokai (U.K.K.W.), formally the United Kingdom Karate-do Federation (U.K.K.F. 1963-1975); therefore the traditional lineage of British Wadokai extends over many years.
The technical syllabus has remained unchanged since the first introduction of Wado Karate into the UK, such as Sanbon-gumite, Ohyo-gumite, Kihon-gumite, Kata etc. All these aspects are taught and promoted vigilantly within all British Wadokai Dojo and through the regular B.W.K. Wadoryu Standardisation Courses.
They welcome individuals wishing to train with them - whether you are beginner or more experienced. Please contact them to find a club near you. These clubs provide the opportunity to attend many specialist training courses held by highly respected instructors, and enter Wado competitions, should you wish to compete.
British Wadokai for Clubs & Associations
The British Wadokai Karate-do Federation warmly welcomes enquiries from clubs and associations looking for a positive and genuinely supportive federation to affiliate with. British Wadokai adopts and implements strict vetting procedures when considering applications for new memberships or club affiliation.
Activity specific valid enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (C.R.B.) Certification is a minimum requirement of membership to B.W.K. and V.B.S. checks will be completed. For reasons of safeguarding this is vigorously enforced throughout all B.W.K. clubs & Associations. B.W.K. proactively ensures that all members are aware of, understand and comply with the Vetting and Barring Service Legislation and legal requirements. To facilitate this British Wadokai offers online Disclosure facilities for all British Wadokai Instructors, Administration Officers and Volunteers.
To preserve the traditional development of Wado Karate Jujutsu. They strive to accomplish this in an environment free of intimidation, politics, and other negative distractions and influences. They further seek to foster a spirit of fellowship and understanding by welcoming all like-minded individuals, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, national origin, or physical handicap.
Chief Instructor: Gary Swift 8th Dan
Website: British Wadokai