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.


Kimesanchin Kata Tournament 15/10/2016

Zanshin walk away with two medals in kata

Daniel Brightey sparring

Kimesanchin Kata & Kumite Tournament 24/06/2016

So I’m a week late posting this, but I wanted to run this update with photos to go along with it. I was invited to participate in KimeSanchin’s yearly kata & kumite tournament. The last time I was at a karate tournament was in 2010, so this was quite the gap to get back into


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.