Our Dojo

A Japanese term which literally means “place of the way”

In brief:

Our Dojos:


1938 Foundation of Wado Ryu Karate-Do by Ohtsuka Hironori.

1952 A Wado Ryu Honbu Dojo established at Meiji University Tokyo.

1965 Suzuki Tatsuo settles in the UK and forms the UKKF (later UKKW).

1978 Sugasawa Sensei arrives in the UK.

1980 Political and legal split between Ohtsuka Sensei and Wado Kai officials.

1981 Ohtsuka Sensei founds the Wado Ryu Karate-Do Renmei.

1982 Ohtsuka Hironori passes away. His son head of Wado Ryu and takes his father’s name to become Hironori Ohtsuka II.

1989 Shikukai founded by Sugasawa Sensei. Operating under the umbrella of the Wado Academy and allied to the Wado Ryu Renmei.

1993  Chelmsford Club Founded.

2006 Shikukai Karate-Do International becomes an independent organisation.


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