1602, 2020

Winter Course with Grandmaster Otsuka III

By |February 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The annual Wado Academy winter course was held in Guildford in late February 2020, with the 3rd Wado-Ryu Grandmaster, Hironori Otsuka III over from Japan and instructing for the week. It was a superb weeks training and focussed on connected bodies and compression tnp release energy and create power. Over [...]

1601, 2020

Safeguarding code in Martial Arts awarded!

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The clubs have achieved the prestigious safeguarding code in Martial Arts award this week, after a huge amount of work from a couple of club members. Our gratitude goes to them and the award shows we take the safeguarding of ALL students seriously and have correct procedures in place. We [...]

501, 2020

Wado Academy New Years training seminar

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 60 students attended the seminar hosted by our Farnham dojo. Thanks to Sensei Arthur Meek 8th Dan & Sensei Peter Hill 7th Dan for the first class instruction. The theme was "get sweat", a favourite saying of Shiomitsu Sensei and sweat everyone certainly did! Everyone was able to socialise [...]

1010, 2019

Promotion to 8th Dan of Sensei Arthur Meek

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

1606, 2019

Wado Academy Instructors course

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Farnham club hosted the 2019 Wado Academy instructors course, attended by over 60 association senior grades. It was taught by Sensei Arthur Meek 8th Dan, on behalf of Shiomitsu Sensei 9th Dan, who turned up to watch some of the training and observe proceedings. The session was a mixture [...]

302, 2019

Winter Course details

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Wado Academy Winter course will be running at the Guildford Spectrum, from Saturday 23rd - Weds 27th February inclusive. The booking form provides all the details; it's open to both members and non members and we encourage our adult students to try and attend at least part of the [...]

601, 2019

Wado Academy New Years training

By |January 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Farnham dojo hosted the Wado Academy New Year's training session on January 6th 2019. Taught by Sensei Arthur Meek 7th Dan, on behalf of Shiomitsu Sensei 9th Dan Hanshi, almost 70 students came from clubs across the UK to participate. training was intense and sweaty, with an emphasis on [...]

3012, 2018

Wado Academy instructors course

By |December 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We hosted the Wado Academy instructors course, the first since Sensei Shiomitsu had become ill in 2012. Almost 60 students traveled far and wide from across the country, superbly taught by Arthur Meek Sensei 7th Dan. We covered some of the combinations, Tanto Dori and pair-work within the grade syllabus, [...]

2912, 2018

Last training session of the year!-Xmas

By |December 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who has supported the clubs over the course of 2018. We have held a couple of local kids tournaments; hosted the instructors course; invited some fantastic guest instructors to the clubs, such as Arthur Meek 7th Dan, Sensei Tran 7th Dan and Wayne Otto OBE; had a [...]

1511, 2018

Children’s competition Aldershot

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Late November saw another kids competition in Aldershot, with 20 youngsters giving their all for the cause, in both kata and kumite. Pictured are the medal winners, but everyone taking part was a credit to the event, which was held in great spirit. Well done to you all! [...]

2610, 2018

After school clubs and private tuition

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We run a number of school classes, both before, during and after lessons. In addition, we also offer private lessons and can usually adapt many spaces, to a place that can be used for sessions. Picture shows one of our after school clubs in Surrey, after a hard training session. [...]

2008, 2018

Children’s classes – book your spaces now!

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our children's classes are usually quite popular and offer a great activity to get your child more active, disciplined, focused and learning practical new skills. We have clubs in Aldershot, Farnham, Haslemere and Guildford, plus several in schools across the local area. Contact us for details! Picture shows recent children [...]

2807, 2018

Wayne Otto OBE Seminar July 2018

By |July 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nine times world & European champion, Wayne Otto OBE, came to the clubs to conduct his 11th annual seminar with us. On one of the hottest days of the year, Sensei Wayne gave a masterclass to around 60 students and stayed afterwards to pose for pictures and sign various garments. [...]

2905, 2018


By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our next seminar is with karate legend, Dr Wayne Otto OBE. This will be at Weydon School, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8UG on Sunday 8th July between 11am-2pm. The cost is £30 pre booked and spaces are limited. Please contact or call 07876 577675 to book yours. Sensei Otto [...]

2505, 2018

August 2017 – Seminar with Sensei Tran Hieu Minh 7th Dan in November

By |May 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Farnham Karate Academy will be hosting a seminar with Sensei Tran 7th Dan, long time disciple of Shiomitsu Sensei, on 18th and 19th November. There will be limited spaces available, so please book your place asap. Training will be at the Weydon School 14.00-17.00 Saturday 18th  (in the sports hall) 10.00-13.00 [...]

701, 2018

Sensei Arthur Meek 7th Dan seminar

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sensei Arthur Meek came to our Farnham club in January 2018, to conduct a seminar for the adult students. It was a sweaty session and all that participated came away feeling challenged, enthused and probably a couple of pounds lighter. Sensei Arthur is a senior student of Shiomitsu Sensei and [...]

211, 2017

November 2017 -Sensei Tran Hieu 7th Dan Seminar

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sensei Tran Hieu 7th Dan, came to the UK to give a weekends seminar with the clubs for the first time.A student of Shiomitsu Sensei since 1971, his movement and teaching is very reminiscent of Sensei, people came from as far away as Norway to participate in the seminar.It's fair [...]

108, 2017

August 2017 – Black belt certificate presentation

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

George Hammond got presented with his certificate for 1st Dan, having passed his grading in 2015 at the recent Wado Academy Summer course. George is one of our longest serving students, having been training with us since the age of 6 years old! George is pictured holding his certificate, [...]

2507, 2017

August 2017 – Clubs have new black belt 1st Dan!

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amir Din recently passed his 1st Dan black belt at the Wado Academy Summer Course in 2017. Amir passed at the second time of asking, in front of the distinguished panel of Wado Academy senior instructors, although unfortunately Shiomitsu Sensei 9th Dan, was unable to be there on the day. [...]

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