Katsube sensei and Shimura sensei of JKF Wadokai

Thank you for visiting the website of the Manchester branch dojo of JKF Wadokai. We hold classes in Stretford twice a week as well as further private training sessions by arrangement.


In addition to our regular training, we hold periodic seminars for established Wadoryu groups wanting to learn the JKF Wadōkai training method. If you are interested in these then please get in touch to find out about our next planned session.


We are proud to be an official branch dojo of the JKF Wadokai. You can find out more about this unique method of karate elsewhere on this website and if you want to watch some examples of leading practitioners demonstrating it then please take some time to look here on our youtube channel

The club provides members the opportunity to learn proper Japanese karate based on the original training methods taught by JKF Wadōkai. The club instructor was a direct student of Sakagami Kuniaki at the old Wolverhampton Heath Town Baths dojo and for the last 15 years, has been a frequent visitor to Japan training at the dojo of Dr Hakoishi Katsumi, Arakawa Toru and Takagi Hideho. We follow the teaching methods used by these teachers so our dojo has an authentic feel to the training.


Karate is a great way to build fitness, stay healthy and of course, it is an effective means of self defence. Karate is suitable for men and women and whilst we have a lower age limit, we have no restriction on the upper age for training so if you have always wanted to try it  or you are just looking for a new interest in place of a boring gym routine then please get in touch. Email to wadojournal@hotmail.com, mobile 07894 108944 or you can use the contact form.