Dover Washinkai Karate Club

wash-logoThe Dover Club is held at Guston Primary School, Burgoyne Heights, Guston, Dover CT15 5LR, on Wednesday evenings at 7pm – 9pm. and Monday  evenings at 6pm – 7pm

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British Traditional Karate Association

Derived from Wado-Ryu, the Washinkai style of Karate, founded in 1977 was created by its Chief Instructor Sensei Chris Thompson.

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The British Traditional Karate Association has for 30 years been at the forefront of Karate in England and are members of the only governing body in English Karate to be recognised by the World Karate Federation.

Neville Smith 7th Dan (right) has been training for over 30 years and is the Senior Instructor for Kent having produced many of the Instructors that now teach in the county.
Neville is the Vice-Chair of the BTKA.

Calum Mendham 4th Dan instructor (Above)
I’ve trained in karate for nearly 18 years and have been a black belt since 2007. I’ve spent the last couple of years teaching at Lydd but have recently moved to Dover. I have a real passion for karate and I specialise in Kata and Self defence.
I’ve competed at a number of competitions at National level in both Kata and Kumite and in 2017 won gold for both.
In February 2017, I qualified as national competition judge.
I am first aid qualified, along with Child Protection, DBS certification and fully insured. I am also registered as a level 3 coach under the EKF. Certifications can be shown upon request.

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Pete Saunders 2nd Dan club instructor
Trained in the 80’s in the style of Za Zen Karate Zen Shin Ryu up to 1st kyu, taking part in many kumite competitions throughout the UK. Also trained in the style of Sedo in the 90’s. Achieving Washinkai shodan in 2014.

The mission of Washinkai Karate is to promote a partnership between students and instructors so as to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the study of karate-do, whether in the dojo, on courses, on a gasshuku or in competition, as well as to promote the art of traditional karate.

 


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Founded in 1977 the British Traditional Karate Association (BTKA) has for 30 years been at the forefront of Karate in England and are members of the only governing body in English Karate to be recognised by the World Karate Federation

Derived from Wado-Ryu, the Washinkai style of Karate was created by its Chief Instructor Sensei Chris Thompson.

For almost 40 years Sensei Chris Thompson has been at the forefront of Karate in England. Chris Thompson began studying karate in 1969 and remembers the date well as during his first class Neil Armstrong was orbiting and about to land on the moon.

 

1‘Tsuyoi seishin utsukushii kokoro kenko na karada’
?Learn with you soul as well as your body?

logoplusThe logo of the British Traditional Karate Association
This depicts a fist at the centre of a flower with seven petals.
These two symbols represent the soft (ju) and hard (go) sides of karate.
Clicking on the Washinkai logo will take you to the main UK website of the BTKA