Fitness Exercises

Specially designed games are included in the warm up exercises to keep the students motivated, and at the same time all types of karate movements are learned to help with co-ordination and balance as well as all round fitness.


By encouraging the students to practise for their karate award badges and colour belts, the student will gain confidence in their ability inside and outside the class.


Respect is a very important part of Martial Arts training. In the days of the Samurai he respected himself, and all others, even his enemies. It is very important to have this respect inside and outside the training hall (dojo) as it is the bridge to mutual understanding and ultimately to peaceful co-existence with others.

Self Control

When practising with other students self control of ones' actions is very important as to not hurt each other.


The way Karate is taught to Children seems to improve their self discipline, concentration levels, and their focus a great deal.

This is because the student uses the mind and physical action at the same time to a precise set of instructions.

This helps the student at school and later on in their lives. The art of concentration is to learn to ignore distractions and clear the mind of all thoughts, except for the task that is being done at the time.

Self Discipline and Etiquette

Discipline in the Training Hall (Dojo) is very important for safety and an essential part of teaching a Martial Art.

All students have to obey the clubs' rules (Dojo Kun) and obey the Instructor (Sensei). Students are taught that Karate is for self defence only, and the student (Karateka) must never attack first, mentally or physically (Karate Ni Sentenashi). As the student trains good manners and precise etiquette will also develop externally and more importantly, mentally.

Self Defence

Karate is a form of self defence but the real essence of Wado Ryu is to train hard yet search for a mental condition where martial arts need not be used. Within the syllabus children are taught awareness of different situations and personal safety practices.



Wado-ryu uses a typical karate belt order to denote rank. The beginner commences at 9th or 10th kyu (depending on the organization and school) and progresses to 1st kyu, then from 1st–5th dan for technical grades. The ranks of 6th–10th dan are honorary ranks. Although some other karate styles add stripes to their belt for the dan ranks, Wado-ryu practitioners tend not to follow that practice.

The rank at which Wado practitioners are first able to teach is usually 3rd dan, but this depends on the organization. Some Wado ryu organizations require completion of a special course in addition to attaining a certain dan rank.

Schools that use the same belt color for multiple kyu ranks typically, although not necessarily, use stripes to indicate progress within that belt color.

The belt order we tend to use are as follows : 

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