A brief summary of courses where Arthur Meek Sensei will be soon.
Thursday October 20th Birmingham, contact Riaz
Sunday November 13th, Farnham, contact Corin Peden
Sunday December 11th London, contact Leo Musyoki
November 24th-27th Oslo, contact Oistein Riber.
Final reminder from me about this weeks 2 hour seminar with Sensei Arthur Meek.
Sunday 22nd Nov at 10.30am.
Venue is Weydon School gym, Weydon Lane, Farnham. GU9 8UG.
There is plenty of parking at rear of school, if you can’t park in the front.
Enter through main front reception for the gym.
Cost is £12, grateful if you can bring the correct change.
3 December 2015 Sensei A Meek course at Ren Bu Kan Bulford, please contact Sensei Rob Howells for further details.
13 Decemeber 2015 Sensei R Howells at Farnham Karate Club, please contact Sensei Corin Pegden for further details.
Unfortunately Wado Academy membership will have to increase from £25 Senior and £17 junior to £26 Senior and £18 junior as from 1st October 2015. This is due to the EKF (English Karate Federation) increasing individual registration by £1 per student from that date.
All new applications and renewals received on or after 1st October 2015 will be subject to the new rate.
Wado Ryu Karate-do Academy – Summer Course 2015 Report
Sensei Robert Howells MBE
“Shinkenmi ni Teshi”
(be serious in everything)
This year’s summer course was held in Lymington Leisure Centre. During the five days of training over 70 student’s attended from the Wado Academy, both here and in Europe: namely from: Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Norway, Ireland and of course from England, Scotland and Wales.
As can be seen from the photograph above the Chief Instructor of the Academy, M. Shiomitsu 9th Dan Hanshi Shihan visited the course on the Sunday and everyone was delighted to see Sensei walk with the aid of a stick. His progress is remarkable since the start of his illness and shows what a determined spirit he has to over come adversity.
Kazutaka Otsuka Sensei was not at the course this year, due to the sad passing of the Second Grand Master of Wado Ryu, his father, in late June. Consequently, Kazutaka Sensei has had to return to Japan to deal with his father’s affairs and it has been confirmed that he will be proclaimed the Third Grand Master of Wado Ryu Karate-do on 29th August 2015 in a special ceremony in Japan. All members of the Academy wish him well and success in the new responsibilities he now has by becoming the worldwide head of Wado Ryu. We look forward to seeing him at future Wado Academy courses in his new role.