We are a traditional Wado Ryu Karate club, that have been training in Normanton West Yorkshire, for 15 years. With our club, you can train to black belt and beyond
We have been joined recently by two new Sensei, who in addition to Karate, are advanced Dan grades in Ju-Jitsu and Kobudo. This has allowed us to expand the range of classes, we now offer Ju-Jitsu and traditional Okinawa weapons training, alongside our Karate
With Us You Will Learn
-Practical defences against kicks, punches & grabs
-How to spot danger early and avoid it
-How to fall safely
-Techniques that work, whatever your age or size
-How to defend yourself against a larger, stronger opponent
-How to say no to bullies
-Ground fighting and grappling techniques
We welcome students of all abilities and needs from 6 years and there is no upper age limit
All our instructors are fully qualified, first aid trained, insured and DBS/CRB checked
The first training date of the new year will be Monday the 7th of January, usual time and place. We hope you had a great break over the festive period and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.
Sensai Carl was awarded his 3rd Dan in Atemi Ju Jitsu in December. This involved a tremendous amount of work and a gruelling grading. Congratulations to him, well deserved.
The club will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday the 7th May.
The Thursday sessions before (3rd) and after (10th) will run as usual.
The Spring Tournament has been moved from Sunday 20th May to the following Sunday the 27th May.
Our last training night at Freeston Academy was Thursday the 5th April. Thank you to the staff at the school for making us welcome these last few years.
The first training session at our new home will be Monday 9th April. The new address is:
Normanton Junior Academy, Church Lane, Normanton, WF6 1EY
The next weapons course will be on Sunday 15th April at Havercroft & Ryhill Sports Centre. It’s your chance to have a go with traditional Japanese weapons.
We’ll have a weapons session on Thursday 12th for anyone who wants to try and as usual Sensei Carl will be running a session the Friday before (the 13th February) at Optimal Martial Arts in Alverthorpe.
The next weapons course will be on Sunday 11th February at Havercroft & Ryhill Sports Centre. It’s your chance to have a go with traditional Japanese weapons.
As usual Sensei Carl will be running a taster session the Friday before (the 9th February) at Optimal Martial Arts in Alverthorpe.
Ask at the club for more details
Just a quick reminder to everyone. The next grading is on Sunday the 10th September at Ryhill and Havercroft Sports Centre. Contact Sensei Carl for the start times of each grading.
Have fun and good luck.
Time to get those nunchucks swinging!
The next weapons course will be on Sunday 2nd July at Havercroft & Ryhill Sports Centre. It’s your chance to have a go with traditional Japanese weapons.
As usual Sensei Carl will be running a taster session the Friday before (30/06/17) at Optimal Martial Arts in Alverthorpe.
Ask at the club for more details.