Over 20 years instructing experience


Wado-ryu Karate Style

About Shinwa Karate Kai

Wado-ryu Karate was founded in 1934 by Grand Master Hironori Ohtsuka (1893-1982).

Ohtsuka Sensei combined aspects of Shindo Yoshin-ryu Jujutsu and Okinawan Karate to create his own unique style of Japanese Martial Art, Wado-ryu Karate-do.

We practice the style of Wado Ryu Karate, and follow the teachings of Hironori Ohtsuka.

Ohtsuka created the Wado-Ryu style of Karate, and in 1972, he received the title of Meijin and the rank of 10th dan by the Japanese Royal Family’s Higashi No Kuni no Miyakarate.

It was the first such honour ever bestowed upon a Karate teacher in Japan.


• Kihon Tsuki and Uke
• Kihon Geri
• Goshin Ho
• Renraku Waza
• Katas
• Katas with Bunki application
• Ippon Gumite
• OhYu Gumite
• Kihon Gumite
• Idori
• Ji Yu Kumite


• 9th Kyu White Belt
• 8th Kyu White Belt / Yellow Stripe
• 7th Kyu Yellow Belt
• 6th Kyu Orange Belt
• 5th Kyu Green Belt
• 4th Kyu Purple Belt
• 3rd Kyu Brown Belt
• 2nd Kyu Brown Belt (2 Stripes)
• 1st Kyu Brown Belt (1 Stripe)
• Dan Grade Black Belt

Shinwa Karate Kai

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25th October 2022

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Open courseSunday 20th November10.00-3.00pmWADCA, Watley’s End Road, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1QGThe course will consist of warming up with stamina and flexibility stretching, Kata, pair-work and kumite.Non-SKK […]

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