Zanshin Wado Ryu Karate
Zanshin Wado-ryu Karate club was formed in Oct 2009 by Sensei Oren Teichmann 3rd Dan Tashi and Sensei Mark Brown 1st Dan.
Top News September 2018 – Peter Collier Achieves 1st Dan!
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I would like to wish a hearty congratulations to both Henri and Vita for passing their latest gradings! Both have been training hard in the dojo and at home at it shows with their marvelous progress.1 comment
As we approach the end of another year, I’d like to thank my students for another hard year of training. Between having new (clearly dedicated) students joining our ranks and well established, hard training students achieving their 1st Dan, I consider this a great year for the club. We remain small, and train harder for
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 practices of kata (formal exercise), kumite (sparring) and kihon (fundamental techniques) within a framework of physical & mental fitness, flexibility and fun.
The name Wado-ryu has three components – Wa means “harmony”, Do means “way” and Ryu means “style”. The discipline was founded by Sensei Hironori Otsuka (1892 – 1982) 10th Dan who opened his first karate school in 1934, combining his knowledge of other arts such as Jujutsu, Aikido, Kendo, Karate, Atemi, etc. into this one style.
Zanshin is affiliated to British Wadokai, a group with foundations that were established in the UK 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.