About Ware Karate Club

The Ware Karate Club (also known as the Wodson Park Karate Club) has been established for over 30 years and has seen many changes over the period. The main one being a complete re-build of the sports centre into a very plush facility with all the amenities. The lessons are held in a very large Dojo with a wooden sprung floor. The club instructors consist of a one 4th Dan and two 2nd Dan’s and are all fully qualified.

This club is also closely linked with other clubs in the area. Our instructors also teach at other clubs.

We take children from aged 6 years old and the 1st lesson is free.

Time

Every Tuesday 6-7pm throughout the year.

Association 

We are associated with the ESKA English Shotokan Karate Association. For full details, we recommend that you visit their website www.eska.org.uk 

Clothing

After about 6 weeks people buy a Gi (a suit) which is white and a club badge. Until then they wear comfortable clothing with no buckles etc on them. All exercise is done in bare feet.

Gradings

All gradings are held in Stevenage at the main headquarters every 3 months. They must have done the minimum number of lessons for that grade and have the instructors approval.

License and Insurance

All ESKA members, regardless of grade, must hold a current ESKA Licence in order to train or grade within the Association (excludes the induction period for beginners). The licence is required so that the student is covered by the insurance held by the Association.
The ESKA Licence is renewable annually every January.