Zanshin Wado Ryu Karate

Welcome to 2018! First session back is Friday 5th January

Zanshin Wado-ryu Karate club was formed in Oct 2009 by Sensei Oren Teichmann 3rd Dan and Sensei Mark Brown 1st Dan.

Top News March 2017 – Sensei Oren achieves 3rd Dan

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A little update

Hey all! I noticed I haven’t posted anything up in a while, so I thought why not give you all just a morsel of training footage. Just to whet your appetites:   Also, from my recent training weekend in Bergen, Norway (October 2017) Some slow mo from Christer and James #karate #wado IWFN Wado Karate

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8th Kyu Grading

Another hardy congratulations to Alfie Fairall, who graded to 8th Kyu last Friday. He did great and it really showed as he was awarded a First Class pass, something I have not done in many years. It shows technique way above his grade level, which I hope he continues to train and maintain.   I’ll

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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.