DEVON WADO-RYU KARATE-DO KAI
Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai operate from five established dojo including two full time private dojo. There are three dojo in the North Devon area with the group's main (honbu) dojo the "Ken Shu Kan" being situated in GREAT TORRINGTON. This is the only full time private dojo dedicated to traditional Karate-Do in North Devon. Further dojo are situated in BARNSTAPLE at the only full time private dojo in North Devon dedicated to Japanese Budo and also one dojo in BIDEFORD. There is a dojo situated in Mid Devon in CREDITON and a further dojo in the West Devon town of OKEHAMPTON.
The emphasis as always been on quality of character, form and spirit rather than on quantity of numbers. In saying that though the group's membership stays very consistent and strong at around 120 licensed members. For a traditional Karate-Do group in a place like rural Devon and in trying to reach the standards we aim for, this is rather a remarkable achievement. It has been based on well over three decades of daily training in the dojo, reputation through word of mouth and recommendation.
Every class in every dojo shown listed below is taken personally by Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai's senior instructor Peter Hill 7th Dan. He Is is ably assisted by the appointed instructors, assistant instructors and dojo captains as shown on the instructors page of this web site. All classes are structured according to grade and experience rather than by age, apart from one children's class at our Torrington dojo on a Thursday evening.
TORRINGTON WADO-RYU KARATE-DO KAN (Honbu Dojo) "Ken Shu Kan," Function Fitness, Castle Street, Great Torrington, North Devon EX38 8EZ
Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 7.00pm - 7.45pm: Beginners & Lower Grades 7.00pm - 8.30pm: Colour belts 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Brown & Black belts
Every Thursday 6.00pm - 6.45pm: Children's Class (6 - 11yrs) 7.00pm - 7.45pm: Beginners & Lower Grades 7.00pm - 8.30pm: Colour belts 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Brown & Black belts
BARNSTAPLE WADO-RYU KARATE-DO KAN The Budo Centre, Mill Lane Studios, Mill Lane, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 1JQ Every Tuesday 7.00pm - 7.45pm: Beginners & Lower Grades 7.00pm - 8.30pm: Colour belts 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Brown & Black belts
BIDEFORD WADO-RYU KARATE-DO KAN The Dance Studio, Torridge Pool, Benson Drive, Northam, Bideford, North Devon EX39 1UY Every Saturday 1.30pm - 2.15pm: Beginners & Lower Grades 1.30pm - 3.00pm: Colour belts 1.30pm - 3.30pm: Brown & Black belts
CREDITON WADO-RYU KARATE-DO KAN Westward Barbell, Unit 3, Westward Business Centre, Mill Street, Crediton, Mid Devon. EX17 1HB Every Wednesday 7.00pm - 7.45pm: Beginners & Lower Grades 7.00pm - 8.30pm: Colour belts 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Brown & Black belts
OKEHAMPTON WADO-RYU KARATE-DO KAN The Dance Studio, Parklands Leisure Centre, Simmons Park, Okehampton, West Devon. EX20 1EP Every Friday (except Bank Holidays) 7.00pm - 7.45pm: Beginners & Lower Grades 7.00pm - 8.30pm: Colour belts 7.00pm - 9.00pm: Brown & Black belts
In addition to the above there are regular courses locally, nationally and internationally. Please see the events page of this web site for further details.
PRIVATE TUITION Private tuition is offered with our group's senior instructor Peter Hill 7th Dan. The timetable for private tuition is as follows: Monday 10.00am - 11.30pm, Tuesday 10.00am -11.30am, Saturday 10.00am - 11.30am / 4.30pm - 6.00pm and some Sunday mornings at our group's full time private dojo, the "Ken Shu Kan" at Function Fitness, Great Torrington. Please contact our group's senior instructor for further details or to book a private lesson.