Covid update

On July 22, 2020, in General, by gordonfong

As you may be aware, the UK Government is easing lockdown with regard to the current Covid 19 pandemic, the health and well being of all Wado Academy practitioners, families and friends is paramount, and all necessary safeguards must be put in place with regard to the return to indoor training from 25th July 2020.

The English Karate Governing Body (EKF) have issued a four phase action plan together with indoor training guidance for the first phase – Phase One. 

Please download and print the attached two documents  and make sure that the guidance is followed to the letter. 

Please note that clubs may also be obliged to follow any further regulations that are required by any facility they might use.

Please take care and stay safe.

Maya Shiomitsu on behalf of M. Shiomitsu

Chief Instructor, Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy


UK Summer Course 2020 cancelled

On June 2, 2020, in General, by gordonfong

Cancellation of the Wado Academy Summer Course 25 – 29 July 2020

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with regard to the Government restrictions together with the health, well being and safety of our instructors and students with this ongoing pandemic, it has been decided that it will not be possible to conduct the Wado Academy Summer Course at Priory Community School from 25th to 29th July this year.

We hope that you, your family and students are staying safe.

M. Shiomitsu and Maya


2020 Winter Course poster

On November 3, 2019, in General, by gordonfong

2020 Winter Course form available

On November 3, 2019, in General, by gordonfong

Please visit the Wado Academy Courses page to download.


Sensei Meek announcement

On October 18, 2019, in General, by gordonfong

M. Shiomitsu 9th Dan Hanshi, Chief Instructor of the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy is pleased to announce the promotion of his Assistant Chief Instructor Arthur Meek to 8th Dan Renshi.  

This is after examination and scrutiny on 17th October 2019 at the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Renmei headquarters in Japan in front of Grandmaster H. Otsuka III and Wado Renmei senior officials.


JMAC 2019 Course

On September 9, 2019, in General, by gordonfong

Dan Grading Syllabus

On September 6, 2019, in General, by gordonfong

Please note that there will not be a new grading syllabus for 2020 so the current one stands.


2020 dates

On August 15, 2019, in General, by gordonfong

Winter Course 2020: 22 – 26 February 2020 at the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP, England.

Summer Course 2020: 25 – 29 July 2020 at the Priory Community School, Queen’s Way, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6BP, England.