Dorset based Wado-Ryu karate club

Lessons are available at three locations in Dorset:

Poole, Everyone Active Leisure Centre.
Monday's, 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Poole, Skinner Street United Reformed Church.
Wednesday's, 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

Blandford, Gymnastics club. Uplands way.
Thursday's, 7pm to 8.30pm
First lesson free!
To book a space at one of the clubs Contact Chris
07745 295733
or email:


I am sure that like me, you have all been desperately waiting for the lessons to re-start and I would love to be able to give you a definite date for this to happen. Unfortunately, my hands are tied and I have to wait for the owners of the venues to give me clearance to start back up.

At the start of this pandemic, I had no idea that it would take this long for things to return to some sort of normality. The way things are at the moment, we are still not there yet, especially with all the recent media coverage suggesting a possible second lockdown. Let's all hope that it doesn't come to this.

There is a chance that I may be able to re-start lessons at Skinner Street in early October, and if this is the case, I will contact all students by email with confirmation of a start date. I am unable to give any further information about the Blandford or Everyone active Poole lessons at this stage, but will keep you updated as soon as I have any more information on those classes.

When any of the lessons start back up, I will have to restrict numbers for each class to enable social distancing. In order for me to do this, I will be introducing a booking system. Each student wishing to attend a class will need to register on the booking system by clicking the 'BOOK NOW' button at the top of this page, and then book your space, spaces will be limited, so this will be on a first come basis.

I am currently in the process of setting up the booking system so it can be ready for when we start back, but please do not try booking a lesson until I have sent you the actual start date by email. Otherwise, you will be charged for a lesson that may not be taking place, and refunds will not be possible.

Once you have booked your space, you will be requested to pay for that class. Students that have very kindly continued with standing order payments will not be required to make a payment for a booked class.

I will send out an email soon, explaining the whole process in more detail. The email will also contain a list of the new procedures to follow during the lesson.

Fingers crossed, we will soon be back training, although the classes will be quite different to what we are used to.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Some of the students at Everyone Active Poole. Monday night class.

The Lessons on Monday's in Poole are predominantly juniors. This is mainly due to the lesson times being a bit early in the evening for most adults. However, any parents or adults that fancy giving it a try, would be more than welcome. Are you brave enough to let these kids show you how it's really done?

Here are some of the students from the Wednesday class at Skinner street United reformed church hall. Poole

Our Wednesday night lessons cater for students of all ages from 6 years through to adults. There is also a good mix of grades, from complete beginners to senior grades. We are lucky enough to have a nice big hall at Skinner street and there is always plenty of room for new students. So why not come along and get your first free trial session.

You might surprise yourself and really enjoy it.

An unusually quiet lesson at Blandford, but here are some of the regular students. The Blandford class is a really good mix of adults and juniors training together, so this is an ideal club for families to come and train together. What better way to spend some quality time with your kids.

Some of the students from each of the clubs, lining up ready to start the grading. Not a single ounce of nerves showing and they are even smiling. Not quite sure if they know just how hard they are going to have to work!

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