WadoKai Worcester is the leading Karate club in Worcestershire. The club was set-up to promote and further Karate at all levels within the Worcestershire area. We have a dedicated team of Instructors, all are very experienced and passionate about karate and its future. Our founder Sensei Katrina and our Senior Instructor Sensei David Wilson have trained with many of the worlds leading Martial Arts instructors and competed to International level. Click on our coaches to find out more!
MEET THE TEAM
We aim to be at the cutting edge of initiatives and training ideas that enable local people to to achieve their full potential in karate. Our mission is to deliver outstanding opportunities, coaching, support, and will provide the platform for its members to achieve success
The welfare of our students is our number one priority at all times. All of our Instructors are DBS police checked and registered with The English Karate Federation.
WadoKai Worcester has also demonstrated an ongoing commitment to safer sport awarding us The Safeguarding Code.
Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates WadoKai Worcesters commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises WadoKai Worcester as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards.
The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can clearly identify a martial arts provider that have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards and can make informed decisions when selecting a club for their child.
WadoKai Worcester are also members of UK Coaching through which have completed many of courses such as Duty of Care, Mental Health in Sports and Child development.
WadoKai Worcester has an extensive development programme to allow every student the opportunities to follow the path they choose. Whether their goal is to reach Black belt or compete at International level.
We run classes 5 days a week suitable for all ages and abilities, during these classes we cover everything you need to achieve your goals such as; Syllabus (for gradings), Kata (for gradings and competition) & Kumite (fighting for gradings and competition).
The club hosts a number of annual courses, events and competitions for its students, whilst instructors and senior students attend regular courses and competitions across the UK, Europe and further afield. For those students who wish to compete we also host the Counties Squad sessions, where people from all of Worcestershire come to train with our expert coaching, improve and get selected to represent the county at National and International events.
ASSOCIATIONS - AFFILIATIONS
HON YOSO KAI
Was established in 2009 and quickly became one of the most successful clubs in Wado, under the guidance of Sensei David Wilson, It was set up to provide the children of Worcester a safe and friendly place to learn Karate and give them the opportunity to compete at International competitions. Now Hon YoSo Kai works alongside WadoKai Worcester providing us a direct branch to the JKF (Japanese Karate Federation).
HEI JO SHIN
Hei Jo Shin (Dojo of Tranquillity) is a multi-style Karate association with clubs based in Leicester (Shotokan) and Worcester (WadoKai). As well as offering excellent Karate tuition to our local communities, we offer elite-level training to national and international level. We are also committed to volunteering to support Karate at national and international level and as well as charitably supporting students and events.
ENGLISH KARATE FEDERATION
The English Karate Federation is the official governing body for the sport of Karate in England. The EKF is responsible for all aspects of the sport from grassroots right through to world class performance. It is the only governing body in England that is recognised by the World Karate Federation (WKF). The WKF is the only Karate organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee. So, if any of you competitors ever wish to compete in the Olympics with Karate, you need to a member of the EKF to do so.
BRITISH KARATE FEDERATION
The BKF is set-up as a democratically elected body for British Karate to cover the whole spectrum of our martial art and to further develop an understanding administration that listens to the needs of all the many aspects of Karate from Sport to Traditional, from the youngest beginner to the most senior instructor.
The BKF is recognised as the official umbrella body for British Karate by the European Karate Federation and the World Karate Federation.
JAPANESE KARATE FEDERATION
The Japan Karate-Do Federation overseas the main four styles of Karate throughout the world. Our style is 'Wadokai' so we belong to the JKF-Wadokai. The JKF-Wadokai has over 1 million practitioners of Wadokai Karate in Japan alone, and many more in almost every country of the world.