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 three times a week as well as further private training sessions by arrangement.


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 has been a regular visitor to Japan training at the dojo of Dr Hakoishi Katsumi, Arakawa Toru and Takagi Hideho, so their training methods are a strong influence on what we teach and how we practice.


Karate is a great way to build fitness, stay healthy and of course, it originated as a 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 perhaps you are just looking for a new interest then please get in touch. Email to wadojournal@hotmail.com, mobile 07894 108944 or you can use the contact form.