Practicing Wado Ryu Karate since 1988
Practicing Wado Ryu Karate since 1988
British Wado-Ryu Karate Union
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Twelve Reasons to Train 

With Andrew Genery 8th Dan

16th of June 2019

11 - 1 pm.

St Joseph and Theresa Church Hall

Welfare Road

Woodlands

Doncaster DN6 7QG

 

Tradtional Wado Ryu Karate Training 

With Andrew Genery 8th Dan

10th of March 2019

11 - 1 pm.

St Joseph and Theresa Church Hall

Welfare Road

Woodlands

Doncaster DN6 7QG

 

March 18th Kata Curse 

 

With Sensei Andrew Genery 7th Dan. 

All grades are welcome. 

11AM - 1PM

St Josephs Catholic Church Hall

Doncaster

February 18th Kata Challenge 

 

With Sensei Andrew Genery 7th Dan. 

All grades are welcome. 

11AM - 1PM

St Josephs Catholic Church Hall

Doncaste

April 23rd. John Moreton Master Class

 

Once again Sensei John Moreton returned to coach BWKU students in wado Ryu karate. 

 

The turn out was excellent and all benefitted from John's vast knwoledge and understanding of Wado Ryu Karate. 

February 26th. Practical karate

 

Delivered by Sensei Andrew Genery, the training cover practical uses of kata bunkai. 

 

Much of this was prcaticed with a partner and with the use of focus pads.

 

A very different approach to kata was very well received by all who attended.  

January 22nd. Willie Thomas Master Class

 

Returning by popular demand, former World Champion Willie Thomas delivered an awesome training session once again.

 

A very dynamic warn up was followed by a mix of practical and competion karate.

 

December 4th 2016

 

Kata Training.

 

Covering Pinan Nidan and Shodan in detail, the class orked on stances and bunkai. The session then moved to the Dan syllabus. Th kata covered were Seishan and Rohai.

November 27th 2017.

 

A course of coach education for BWKU instructors. The session discussed all aspects of running a karate club, as well as advise and suggestions for effective karate coaching

November 6th 2016 - Improving Your Karate

 

This session was designed to highlight key areas for a student to improve and develop their understanding and performance of karate. 

 

The session began by covering stances, kicks and Nai Hanshi. The importance of stances and corrcet hip use were key factors. 

 

After covering combination the session moved on to Seishan. 

 

Thanks to all who attended for their tremendous effort.

 

Sunday 16th October . Kata Training 

 

This session was mainly given over to the practice of Taishin. A lot of work wass done on stances and how to change from one position to another efficently. The students were also introduced to a different ending to the Kata, giving a clearer bunkai application.

 

Thanks to all who attended for their effort.  

SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 

 

This saw an excellent turn out for our session studying the principle of Wado Ryu Karate, namely Minimum Movement for Maximum Effect.

 

A couple very old school routines to open with. One drill covered kicks and one covered punching. The session then applied these ideas to Renwaku waza and Kata.

 

A big thank you to all who attended and for their committment   

Sept 4th saw us holding a Kata training. The purpose is to improve both performance and the understanding of the bunkai behind the kata. 

 

The session started with some drills designed to practise the principle of TENI, TENTAI, TENGI. (changing direction, with the body, with the tcehnique)

 

This principle was put into a couple of Pinan Kata, along with bunkai. 

 

The session concluded with a look at the kata Taishin.

 

 

Dan Grade Syllabus

May 2019 to May 2020


 

KIHON – BASIC TECHNIQUES.

 

1.

CHUDAN SOTO UKE - GYKUAZUKI

2.

CHUDAN UCHI UKE - GYKUAZUKI

3.

KETTE JUNZUKI

4.

KETTE GYKUAZUKI

5.

NAGASHIZUKI JODAN

6.

SHUTO – UKE  JODAN

7.

MAEGERII CHUDAN

8.

SONNABA MAWASHIGERI - MAWASHIGERI JODAN

9.

SOKUTO  FUMIKOMI

10.

USHIROGERI CHUDAN

 

RENWAKU WAZA – COMBINATION TECHNIQUES.

 

1.

Maegeri Chudan – Nagashizuki Jodan – Gykuazuki Chudan – Mawashigeri Jodan

2.

Surikomi Uraken Jodan – Gykuazuki Chudan – Kazamizuki Jodan – Sokuto Chudan

3.

Surikomi Maegeri Chudan – Mawashigeri Chudan - Ushirogeri Chudan - Gykuazuki Chudan

PARTNER WORK.  To be chosen at the examination, unless stated.

 

GRADE

SAMBON KUMITE – PUNCH BLOCKS

OHYO KUMITE

KIHON

KUMITE

1ST DAN

Any 3 chosen on the day

5 +Any 2

5 + 2 from 8

2ND DAN

Any 3 chosen on the day

6 +Any 2

5 + 2 from 9

3RD DAN

Any 3 chosen on the day

7 +Any 2

5 + 2 from 10

All Grades

Ji Yu Kumite

4 and 7

 

 

KATA,  1 compulsory and 1 chosen by the examiners

 

GRADE

KATA LIST

1ST DAN

Seishan, plus one from Nai Hanshi, Ku Shanku, Pinan Yodan

2ND DAN

Bassai  plus one from Wan Shu, Chinto Pinan Yodan

3RD DAN

Nei Sei Shi, plus one from Bassai, Wan Shu, Jion, Pinan Yodan

4TH DAN

Refer to separate 4th Dan syllabus

 

The technical requirements set by the BWKU Dan Grade panel must be met be applicants

 

 

 

 
   

 

4th DAN SYLLABUS.

 

KIHON

 

1. Any 3 Kihon techniques taken from 3rd Kyu at the examinations.

2. Any 3 Kihon techniques taken from 2nd Kyu at the examinations.

3. Any 3 Kihon techniques taken from 1st Kyu at the examinations

 

RENWAKU WAZA

 

1. Any 1 Renwaku waza taken from 3rd Kyu at the examinations.

2. Any 1 Renwaku waza taken from 2nd  Kyu at the examinations.

3. Any 1 Renwaku waza taken from 1st Kyu at the examinations.

 

IPPON KUMITE

 

1. Any 2 Zuki Uke chosen at the examinations.

2. Any 2 Geri Uke chosen at the examinations.

 

OHYO KUMITE

 

Any 3 to be chosen at the grading examinations.

 

KIHON KUMITE

 

Any 3 to be chosen at the grading examinations.

 

JI YU KUMITE

 

Any 2 to be chosen at the grading examinations.

 

KATA

 

Any 2 Kata chosen at the examinations, taken from the BWKU syllabus.

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS – ALL GRADES

All Dan Grade applicants are invited to voluntarily submit evidence of continued personal development within Karate

 

Applicants over 18 years of age . Must hold a current minimum level Coaching award. See below.

 

Applicants must register to grade 14 days prior to the exam, with a deposit of £10.00. (Non-returnable)

 

 

 

1. ALL GRDAES – JI YU KUMITE, (Free Fighting)

 

2. THEORY EXAMINATION..  

 

THEORY EXAMINATION PASS MARK

 

 

UNDER 1GRADE 6yrs PASS MARK

OVER 16yrs PASS MARK

1st DAN

50%

60%

2nd DAN

60%

70%

3rd DAN

70%

80%

4th DAN

80%

90%

 

 

3. COACHING. All Dan Grade applicants aged 18 years and over must have completed a minimum 5 hours of recorded coaching during the 6 months prior to the grading. Dan grade applicants aged 18 years and over must hold a minimum BWKU Coaching award.  

 

4. TIME SCALES.

 

1ST KYU TO 1ST DAN

6 MONTHS

1ST DAN TO 2ND DAN

2 YEARS

2ND DAN TO 3RD DAN

3 YEARS

3RD DAN TO 4TH DAN

4 YEARS

4TH DAN TO 5TH DAN

5 YEARS

 

5. A current BWKU License is required to take an examination.

 

6.  Examination Fee £140.00 (Payable in instalments upon request)

 

 

BWKU TRAINING COURSE RECORD

 

 

NAME _______________________  Club ___________

 

 

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This form is to be submitted to the Grading panel at the examinations

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