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Our Grading Dates for 2016 are available in our Grading Section - follow this link to find them.
Please note that our last training day during the Christmas week will be Monday 21st December. We will recommence on Monday 4th January 2016. Apart from these days we continue training at Woking Leisure Centre throughout the Xmas period.
Woking Karate Club has been in existence since 1981 and is a thriving Shotokan club with a family-type atmosphere where all are welcome. We currently have a Senior Membership of around 50 men and women of all shapes, sizes, ages and grades. Our Junior Club, known as LITTLE WARRIORS, has a membership in the region of 100 regular trainees from the age of 4 upwards.Mission Statement
The club is run by Sensei Fil Artusa (5th Dan) with assistance from instructors Sensei Carmine (3rd Dan), Sensei Neil (3rd Dan) and Club secretary Sensei Kim. There is also a growing number of other Dan grades to offer advice and assistance. More information about our instructors can be found here.
Club nights are for all grades but additionally we offer the more experienced Junior and Senior members the opportunity to train in a more specalised concentrated serious environment.
Our aim is to bring out the best in every student, regardless of their ability or disability and to promote health, fitness, self control, discipline and confidence in every student. We will endeavour to encourage every single person that enters our door to do their best and achieve their full potential in all they do, but above all the emphasis will always be on fun and enjoyment.
Training is both necessary and enjoyable. Students are encouraged to train at least twice a week where possible.Do you have a LITTLE WARRIORS or Self Defence class at your school?
For information on location, times and costs click on the following link Where to Find Us
Check our Schools Page for a list of schools where we hold karate or self defence classes open to all students at that school - new schools are added monthly. If your school is not on our list and you would like to have LITTLE WARRIORS classes please speak to your School Head about contacting us for more details. Contact details are shown on the Schools Page.
You don't have to be a member to start training with us but Membership will be required after an initial period especially to Grade or take part in Competitions.
An annual fee of £25 is payable for juniors with a one off Licence fee of £5. For Seniors the annual fee is £30, together with the one off Licence fee of £5.
Select the appropriate link below to download a printable Registration Form or ask for one on a training night.
Grading sessions are held every three months and you must be a member to take part.
Follow this link to our Grading section where you'll find our Grading Dates for this year and the Grading Syllabus for each grade up to 1st Dan, including links to Kata demonstrations. At the appropriate times Grading Forms will also be available in this section.
Our Grading section also has a glossary of English and Japanese names for the main karate techniques and sections on karate etiquette, an important part of our training and grading process.
Watch this space for news of our future events including Competition dates......
The club started as the Lion Works Karate club with chief instructor Michael Say. Sensei Fil took over in 1976 when still a 1st Kyu and in 1981 the club became Woking Karate Club and moved to Woking Leisure Centre where it has remained ever since.
In 1988 LITTLE WARRIORS was formed for 4 - 12 year olds to promote karate to a much younger age group with the emphasise on fun and enjoyment and installing discipline.
Woking Karate Club has now matured into one that is open to martial artists from all styles who have an open attitude and are willing to learn.
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