Regular training is held on Monday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings at Stretford Sports Village (Talbot Centre - inside the grounds of Stretford High School). New members welcome.
To Peter McCullagh and Chris Bowman (both 5th Dan JKF Wadokai members) who have achieved 50 years of karate training. They both started in 1965 as members of the ABKA, the first proper UK karate
organisation which was set up late in 1964 to host Suzuki Tatsuo. See background here.
The book describes the early days of the Japanese karate world from the 1920's, through the development of karate in the Japanese university clubs, to expansion overseas in the 1960's up to the
present day training around the world. See further details here.
Katsube sensei (left) and Shimura sensei teaching kihon gumite at Didsbury karate club, Manchester.