NEWS

TRAINING OVER THE CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR PERIOD                                                             
The last training before Christmas will be at our group's Torrington dojo on THURSDAY 20th DECEMBER 2018.
Between Christmas & the New Year there will be training at our group's hombu dojo the "Ken Shu Kan", Function Fitness, Torrington as follows:
THURSDAY 27th DECEMBER 2018
7.00pm - 7.45pm: All Grades, 7.00pm - 8.30pm: Colour belts, 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Brown & Black belts. SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER 2018
1.30pm - 2.15pm: All Grades, 1.30pm - 3.00pm: Colour belts, 1.30pm - 3.30pm: Brown & Black belts.
Training resumes in the New Year as from Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at our group's Crediton dojo.
Please don't forget, especially Brown & Black belt members the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy New Year Course being held in Farnham, Surrey on Sunday 6th January 2019. For further informationplease go to the events page on this web site or visit our group's Facebook page.


Many congratulations go to senior Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai member ANDREW KILBY 4th Dan from Barnstaple on being awarded his British Karate Federation Referee's badge from the BKF Chief Referee Mr Dale Gamble at the British Karate Federation Championships in Leicester recently. A great achievement and recognition for all his dedication and commitment to officiating.

SUMMER 2018 SHO-DAN PROMOTIONS


Many congratulations to Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai members BRYAN SMITH, DAISY GRUNDY & JOHN McPAKE on taking and passing at the first attempt their black belt 1st Dan at the end of the annual Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy Summer Course in Lymington. All three members train at our group's hombu dojo at the Ken Shu Kan, Function Fitness, Torrington and have trained for ten years.


WINTER 2018 DAN GRADE PROMOTIONS
                                                                                                                                
From Saturday 17th February until Wednesday 21st February 2018 the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy held it's annual International Winter Course at the Spectrum Centre in Guildford, Surrey. Two hundred and fifty people attended from all over the World, with instruction lead by the Grand Master of Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Sensei H.Otsuka III Saiko Shihan who had traveled from Japan especially for the course. He was assisted by Sensei Arthur Meek 7th Dan Renshi and Sensei Peter Hill 7th Dan. It was so good to see Sensei M.Shiomitsu 9th Dan Hanshi Shihan attend everyday and his presence helped everyone to concentrate their efforts.
At the end of the course a Dan Grading Examination was held, lead by the Grand Master. Ten members from Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai took part in this examination and the following members were successful:
Promoted to 1st Dan: NEIL FORDHAM
Promoted to 2nd Dan: MARK VALLEI
Promoted to 3rd Dan: CHRISTOPHER GRUNDY, RUSSELL OVEY & CRAIG HILL
Promoted to 4th Dan: ANDREW KILBY, WAYNE HANDFORD & DANIEL BEVAN