Zanshin Wado Ryu Karate

Zanshin Wado-ryu Karate club was formed in Oct 2009 by Sensei Oren Teichmann 4th Dan Tashi and Sensei Mark Brown 1st Dan.


Sensei Oren Awarded 4th Dan

Dear all In a super-late style as always, I forgot to update here on the website the news I received late last year. In November 2021, I was awarded my Yodan by Sensei Gary Swift while at a training course in Horsham. This is not something I expected to happen any time soon, and I


Successful kyu grading

I know, I know! I’m late posting it again – I promise I’m going to get better at posting this on time! A big congratulations to Henri for his 3rd Kyu pass!


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.

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 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 9th Dan Hanshi in 1964.