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.
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Just wanted to quickly let everybody know, if you don’t already, that we are re-opening, at least temporarily, the 7.15 to 8.15pm class on Friday evenings. So long as the attendance is there we will keep it so! Hope to see you all there! Sensei Oren
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.