DEVON WADO-RYU KARATE-DO KAI
Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai operate from four established dojo, including two full time private dojo. The group's main (honbu) dojo the "KEN SHU KAN" is situated in the Torridge area of North Devon, in the small rural market town of GREAT TORRINGTON and is the area's only full time private dojo dedicated to traditional Karate-Do. The next dojo is situated in the main North Devon town of BARNSTAPLE at the Budo Centre, a full time private dojo dedicated solely to the study and practice of Japanese Budo. There is a long established dojo situated in the Mid Devon town of CREDITON and a further dojo in the West Devon town of OKEHAMPTON on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.
The emphasis as always been on the highest quality of character, behavior, form, technical ability and spirit rather than on quantity of numbers. In saying that, the group's membership stays very consistent and strong at between 100 - 120 licensed members, with at least a third of the membership being Dan Grades. For a traditional Karate-Do group in a place like rural Devon and for trying to reach the standards we aim for, this is a remarkable achievement. It has been based on the past 35 years 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 Sensei 7th Dan. He Is is ably assisted by an appointed instructor, assistant instructor's and dojo captain's 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 main dojo in Torrington.
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
Every Saturday 1.30pm - 2.15pm: Beginners & Lower Grades 1.30pm - 3.00pm: Colour belts 1.30pm - 3.30pm: Brown & Black belts
One Sunday a Month Dan Grade Class (see events page for dates) 10.30am - 12.30pm: 1st Kyu, 1st Dan & 2nd Dan 2.30pm - 4.30pm: Instructors Class - 3rd Dan & above only
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
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 Sensei 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 at our group's full time private dojo, the "Ken Shu Kan", Function Fitness, Castle Street, Great Torrington, Devon. Please contact our group's senior instructor for further details or to book a private lesson.