Important notice:

On March 12, 2018, in General, by gordonfong
M. Shiomitsu 9th Dan Hanshi is pleased to confirm the appointment of Arthur Meek 7th Dan Renshi as Assistant Chief Instructor of the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy.
This appointment was formally announced on 17th February 2018, the first day of the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy Winter Course at the Guildford Spectrum Sports Centre.

Sept 2017 – Squad Training

On August 29, 2017, in General, by gordonfong


Summer Course 2017 – slight venue changes

On July 17, 2017, in General, by gordonfong

Due to circumstances beyond our control the venue for the Wado Academy Summer course 2017 has been split between two centres:

Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd and Wednesday 26th July
Lymington Health and Leisure, North Street, Pennington S041 8FZ

Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th July
New Milton Health and Leisure, Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 6RR

Please let the admin table know if you do not have your own transport and will need a lift to and from the venue in New Milton on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th July.

link to map


First Aid course

On May 20, 2017, in General, by gordonfong

Training Course – Open to ALL students

An official Wado Academy course is to be held at the Weydon School
Gymnasium, Weydon Lane, Farnham GU9 8UG on Sunday 2nd July 2017 from
10.30 – 12.15. Sensei Robert Howells MBE 6th Dan is to take the course
and all course fees are to be donated to Shiomitsu Sensei.

First Aid Course

Following the Academy course, a First Aid Course for Sports Instructors is to be run by the company, First Aid for Life, an approved Ofqual provider.

The course gives those who attend, a Qualsafe certification in: “Emergency First Aid for Sports”. This certificate is valid for three years. The course is to run from 13.00-16.00 and is aimed at Wado Academy club instructors and assistant instructors. However, if places are available after being allocated to this group, then other Wado Academy members who applied for a place will be invited to attend.

There are 14 places on the First Aid course and these places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

This will be held at Potter Gate School, Farnham. GU9 7BB, which is a two minute drive from the training course venue.



Academy Training Course – £10 per person all proceeds to be given to the Wado Academy.
Combined First Aid Course and Academy Training – £35 per person.


There is a requirement to inform the First Aid provider with the names of those who are attending this aspect of the day. Those individuals who wish to undertake the First Aid course are to contact Sensei Robert Howells by Tuesday 20th June 2017. There will be a requirement to pay the First Aid course fee (£35) by 20th June 2017 to guarantee a place on this course.
Contact details for Sensei Robert Howells are: email:; mobile: 07762166513

Summer Course 2017 forms now available

On May 8, 2017, in General, by gordonfong

Please visit the Wado Academy website to access the 2017 UK Summer Course forms for Lymington in Hampshire.

Forms: 2017 Summer Course


Squad Training, May 7th 2017

On April 11, 2017, in General, by gordonfong


2017 Winter Course forms are now available.

On January 9, 2017, in General, by gordonfong

Please see the Wado Academy courses page for more info.


A message from Bob Flowers…

On December 28, 2016, in General, by gordonfong

The big moment for my Family this year was my kid’s wedding, a mini Glastonbury Festival of Life.

I hope all our Wado family have a great festive break, increase the Peace wiv Wa !


You can see a slideshow from this link: Wedding Photos