Zanshin Wado Ryu Karate

Zanshin Wado-ryu Karate club was formed in Oct 2009 by Sensei Oren Teichmann 2nd Dan and Sensei Mark Brown 1st Dan.


Easter Return & New Class!

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. We’re back to normal this week. Wednesday training in Horsham. Friday is now a DOUBLE session again! 6:15pm-7:15pm beginners, 7:15pm to 8:15pm intermediates. Finally: NEW EVENING CLASSES STARTING 5TH APRIL At the Redwood Centre in Haywards Heath, we will be starting a new Tuesday evening class, 7pm to


Good Friday Closure & Second Session Reopening

Just a reminder that we will not be open on Good Friday (25th March). So final training at Oakmeeds of the month is the 18th! Also, as of April 1st we will be reopening the second session on a Friday evening, 7:15 to 8:15. And no, it’s not a joke 😉


Zanshin Wado-ryu is a small, friendly and traditional Wado-Ryu Karate club providing a high standard of training and support to students of all ages starting from ages 8 years onwards. The club caters for a wide range of ability levels.

The club’s syllabus comprises of the traditional karate practises of Kata (formal exercise), Kumite (sparring) and Kihon (fundamental techniques) within a framework of physical & mental fitness, flexibility and fun.

Sensei Gary 8th Dan demonstrating on Sensei Robbie  - artistically ;-)The name Wado-ryu has three components – Wa means “harmony”, Do means “way” and Ryu means “style”. The discipline was founded by Hironori Otsuka (1892 – 1982) 10th Dan who opened his first karate school in 1934, blending Shotokan with Shindo Yoshin-ryu.

Zanshin is affiliated to British Wadokai, a group with foundations that were established in 1976. The Kyu grade syllabus has remained almost unchanged since the first introduction of Wado-Ryu into the UK by Suzuki Tatsuo 8th Dan Hanshi in 1964.