If you would like to start, new members are welcome to start at anytime throughout the year. Children are welcome to start from the age of six years old at our group's main dojo in Torrington and six - eight years old at all of our group's other dojo. Adults within reason are never to old to start. If you have any sort of health problems, we ask you to please consult your doctor first and then inform our groups senior instructor before commencing your training.

Your first lesson is free, just wear something comfortable, loose fitting and no jewellery. There is no obligation from you or from our group with regard to your first lesson. Before you start your first lesson you will be given an information booklet, an application to join, an application to apply for your license and guidance with regard to how to behave and conduct yourself both in and outside the dojo. If you wish to continue after your first lesson, you must apply to join at your second lesson.


If you have any questions or need any further information concerning anything relating to the Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai please contact our groups senior instructor whose contact details are listed below.


Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai                                                                                                             5 Holwill Drive, Tarka Hill, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 7LQ                                                              Tel: +44 (0)1805 624568   Mobile: +44 (0)7983 174499     E-Mail:


Joining Fee:

JUNIOR (up to 15yrs): £35.00       SENIOR (16yrs & above): £45.00                           

For the joining fee, if your application is accepted you will receive a Karate suit (gi), belt (obi), association gi badge, syllabus book and training record book with clear folder. This is a one off payment.

Passport/Licence Fee:

JUNIOR (up to 15yrs): £26.00       SENIOR (16yrs & above): £31.00

All members must hold a current and up to date Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy passport, together with an up to date and current English Karate Federation licence as issued by the Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai. Please note that this is an annual fee.

Training Fees:

Beginners, 10th & 9th Kyu: £4.00 per day or £6.00 per week                                   

8th, 7th, 6th, 5th & 4th Kyu: £6.00 per day or £10.00 per week                                

3rd & 2nd Kyu: £42.00 per month (by standing order)

1st Kyu: £50.00 per month (by standing order - includes Special Monthly Dan Grade Class) 

Dan Grades: £50.00 per month (by standing order - includes Special Monthly Dan Grade Class)

Private Tuition: £40.00 for one person / £25.00 per person for a maximum of two people.

If a member pays the weekly/monthly training fee they can train in any of the group's four dojo as many times in that particular week/month in the appropriate classes as they wish.

For families of three or more, the youngest member of the family may join for free. Please note that no discount can be given on the license fees.

In addition to the above fees there will be from time to time fees required for training courses, grading examinations, tournaments, trips etc depending on a members dedication and commitment.