Welcome to South West Karate Association

Wado-Ryu Karate & Self Defence


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Southwest Karate Association

We are a family friendly club that aspires to teach and train you the art of Wado-Ryu Karate. We have junior and senior classes and also family friendly training sessions. We are proud to be affiliated with the Federation of Martial Arts & The International Wado Federation. This gives us great access to the fully insured and qualified instructors, courses and competitions to allow for great understanding of the art.

Karate uses none of the throwing techniques commonly known in Judo and Aikido, consequently it is wholesome and safe for all the family to enjoy. In many martial arts adequate self defence is still impossible even after many years of training. In Karate, a year or so of diligent practice enables anyone to take very good care of themselves but with plenty still to learn. But, Karate cannot be mastered in a day, and when discovering this students feel they will never master some of the moves. This of course is not true, everyone has had to go through and learn the basic techniques. After training regularly you will find that the moves will come into place.

Since it involves tremendous speed and great destructive force, Karate requires special control. Tempering your spiritual control during training helps you manifest power smoothly and naturally in daily life or contest situations.

Beginners must, therefore, train to develop sufficient mental control to meet the unexpected equanimity, this is the road to true Karate greatness.

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We are fully insured through the FMA and hold regular sessions regarding Kata, competition fighting and self defence. The classes are junior, senior and mixed allowing for maximum benefits when training.

All instructors are checked and confirmed through the Disclosure & Barring Service (the old CRB)

GRADING – A successful day !

  Congratulations to those that graded ...
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Dates for your diary 2017

NO TRAINING DATES : NO TRAINING ON THURSDAY 4TH MAY – (Elections for a councillor) NO TRAINING ON THURSDAY’S 10TH AUGUST & 17TH AUGUST 2017 (annual hall refurbish/ maintenance) Beach Training – 10th September @ Blue Anchor   Aqua Karate...
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Somerset Karate Experience 2nd Annual Tournament

We are pleased to announce the 2nd inter-club  Somerset Karate Experience Tournament date has been set. Combining three local clubs namely Mizuchi Karate, Seido Karate Somerset and of course us we will be watching some great competition sparring and Kata from across...
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Somerset Karate Experience 1st Annual Tournament

The first Somerset Karate Experience combining three local clubs namely Mizuchi Karate, Seido Karate Somerset and of course us was held on Saturday 12th November 2016. It was an exciting day of Technique Shiai, Tag Randoori, Kata and Kumite. Each martial arts club has...
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Rules of Karate Competition

Competition Rules for Karate Kata & Kumite sparring Kumite Training Point Scoring Training Competition Winners   Competition Rules for Karate Kata & Kumite...
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FMA Certificates

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Beach Training – Our Photographs

Karate Beach Training for Seido Somerset, Mizuchi Karate and South West Karate Association. We joined forces and had a great time at Blue Anchor beach....
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International Wado Federation & SWKA

Certificates of membership to the IWF   Yudan Certificate Scott Minall Sandan   Affiliation Cert Southwest Karate...
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Why my child trains !

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Kushanku Wado Ryu

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