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Location: United Kingdom - Posted June 23, 2017 8:37 am
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Location: TEXAS - Posted June 21, 2017 9:12 pm


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Location: Belgium - Posted June 15, 2017 12:32 am
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Guy Novo

Hello ! Guy novo, from Belgium
Nice job on the karate site!
je suis Instructeur de karaté du style ancien de la main crochue du club Shotoyounmikan de Hennuyères en Belgique
Site intéressant et instructif, toutes mes félicitations martiales; je vois que le niveau technique est excellent. Bonne continuation de la part d'un partiquant belge. Ossss ! kombawa chiwa pukapuka. Humilité first ! :D

Posted March 15, 2015 11:49 am


great website keep the good work

Location: Canada - Posted January 28, 2015 3:12 pm

Neill Hudson

Hey Corin, keep up the good work.all the best from the Saikai Karate-do Wado kai

Posted November 9, 2014 11:23 pm

Glyn Curtis

Great session to day with Sensei Arthur Meek, a reminder of how important good basics are in your karate and that you should carry on perfecting those techniques!

Location: United Kingdom - Posted December 15, 2013 6:57 pm


Well done to all that passed your gradings today!

Location: United Kingdom - Posted October 28, 2013 1:05 pm

carlo holder

do you have clubs in bracknell?

Location: Seaford - Posted January 28, 2013 3:13 pm


Many thanks for inviting us to train yesterday with Sensei Wayne Otto.
We all really enjoyed the opportunity and the training.
Please keep us on your mailing list if you have any other courses like this one.

Posted January 28, 2013 3:11 pm

Dave G

Hi Corin,
May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on delivering such a great course yesterday with Wayne Otto, it was brilliant and excellently taught.
If you arrange any other such courses could you forward details so we can support you in your efforts to bring such great training and instructors to the area.
Many thanks and best regards.

Posted January 13, 2013 4:34 pm

Glyn Curtis

Thought this was interesting!


by Lori Deschene

“There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it’s easy.” -Unknown

I need to constantly remind myself to not do what’s easiest.

As I’ve mentioned before, I work from home. Many days, it’s tempting to pull open my laptop the second I wake up—which means I’ll likely spend the first couple of hours working in my pajamas, only to find myself feeling somewhat disconnected from the day outside my door.

I know this happens. I know that I feel better about myself when I get ready for the day as I would if I were going to an office. I know I’ll feel even better if I actually go somewhere to work—a coffee shop, a park, anywhere outside the 3-room apartment I share with my boyfriend.

And yet sometimes it takes a concerted effort to do this. Why? Because it’s easier not to.

And it’s easy to make excuses: Why bother taking a shower? I’m planning to work out later. Why bother going to a coffee shop? I can save money if I stay here. Why bother wearing something other than yoga pants? I’m not doing anything that requires me to dress nicely.

The answer to all these questions is the same: because it makes me feel good. And that alone is reason enough to push through my instinctive desire to do what’s easiest. It just plain feels better to get outside my house and my head.

Every day, we have countless opportunities to take the easiest, yet least satisfying road.

We can turn to the things that comfort and numb us instead of acknowledging the things we want to change. We can do what comes naturally instead of recognizing and honoring what we do passionately. We can justify the path of least resistance by ignoring our strongest instincts.

But this is a choice to grow bored with life—and that’s a shame, since there is a world of beauty and wonder waiting just outside the door we don’t usually open.

Today I’m opening that door by not taking the easiest road. Today I will make an effort. Will you?

Location: NZ - Posted November 13, 2012 2:08 am


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Location: England - Posted August 1, 2012 10:16 pm
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Corin Pegden

A huge congratulations to Glyn Curtis, who after a weeks training with Shiomitsu Sensei and the senior Wado Academy instructors on the Summer course; passed his 2nd Dan today! A fantastic example to all of our students.

Posted May 31, 2012 8:25 pm


Well done Scott for becoming the student of the month!

Posted April 27, 2012 10:43 pm


Again another great lesson with Sensei Shiomitsu on Wednesday some really good training and a fundamental lesson on Junzuki!
For those that were there remember everything he told you!

Posted March 25, 2012 12:15 pm

Jason, Zak and Madi

Awesome class with Shiomitsu Sensei today at Farnham. :D

Location: Farnham - Posted February 10, 2012 4:52 pm


Hi Corin
Thank you so much for last nights karate session.
The Brownies all had a really good time and you certainly had more control over some of them than we usually do! George loved it too needless to say!
See you in a couple of weeks.

Posted November 21, 2011 11:12 am
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Thanks to all students who attended the course with Sensei Arthur Meek 7th Dan yesterday. Another cracker as always. :O

Location: United Kingdom - Posted October 30, 2011 3:00 pm

Raymond Montgomery

Big congratulations to all who participated in and passed their brown belt gradings today!! :)

I am completely wrecked, but so happy to have my brown belt!! :D

Cheers guys

Location: india - Posted October 22, 2011 2:35 pm
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Manish kumar

Manish kumar karate Delhi welcome all karate ka
my new web sit :)

Posted September 17, 2011 7:33 am

Sue Stiff

Just a message for Corin Pegden.
You may not remember us, but my son used to attend your Karate classes Around ten years ago and his name was Robert Stiff.
He often talks about you, as his little brother now does Karate and a few things have come back to him from what you taught him. He is about to join the army in 2 weeks and we have just checked your website and it's great that you are doing so well. I hope this contact finds you well and may your success grow.

Sue Stiff

Posted July 4, 2011 5:14 pm

Glyn Curtis

Just want to thank Sensei Shiomitsu for a truly great session on Sunday...really inspirational and as for Pinan Nidan...back to the drawing board lol
How Sensei makes it all look so effortless is amazing and for those who he demonstrates on, only they will realise the true meaning of martial arts!
Thanks to Sensei Corin Pegden for giving us this opportunity, only wish others could have done it many years ago ;)

Location: Farnham - Posted July 3, 2011 4:28 pm
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Thanks to everyone who turned up for today's seminar with Sensei Shiomitsu.
Some of the strikes he showed at speed were hopefully inspiring to were the other core principles explained in detail.

Posted June 27, 2011 6:43 pm

Mad, Zak and Jason

Website looks fab. We need more kids section photos. :lol: :) :O :D :eek: ;)

Posted June 13, 2011 7:34 pm


Website is!

Location: Headley Down - Posted June 9, 2011 6:37 am


New site is looking great - Well Done!! :D

Location: Alton - Posted June 9, 2011 5:31 am


love the new site,really great. :D

Posted June 8, 2011 11:04 pm


Great looking website well done!

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset - Posted June 8, 2011 9:58 pm

Gordon Fong

Good job on the new site. Looking great.

Posted June 8, 2011 9:49 pm

Phil Codling

Like the new website - looks great :D

Location: UK - Posted June 8, 2011 6:02 pm
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Jel testing the new Guest Book page on the new site

Posted May 30, 2011 6:23 pm

Glyn Curtis

Just like to thank the instructors at the recent squad training session for some brilliant tuition! Kata being taught by Sensei Peter Hill was fantastic...amazing knowledge but not a surprise coming from one of the Academy's leading instructors, I really wished I had this opportunity when I was younger.
Nice to meet up with Riaz and again some excellent tips from who I regard as the Academy's Gak King!
We had a guest instructor Jason Ledgister who was 2001 world games champion and 2006 winner of the 10K. He gave a very entertaining and informative insight into fighting combinations and competition tack ticks.
Next one is being hosted at Farnham and hope that everyone makes an effort to attend even if you are not competing it will add to your karate skills! as well as supporting our young squad....

Posted April 18, 2011 5:05 pm
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Location: Guildford - Posted March 20, 2011 7:45 pm


Thanks for the great tips Glyn.... Ouch!! :eek:

Location: Headley Down - Posted February 5, 2011 1:10 pm


Well done to Lucy on passing her first grading - many more to come!!!

Keep it up :D

Location: Hampshire - Posted January 28, 2011 9:00 am
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Steve Bailes

Thank you Corin for the invitation to the Wayne Otto Seminar,really enjoyed the lesson and catching up with some friends too, look forward to the next one! once again great job thanks Osu ;)

Posted January 26, 2011 4:41 pm


Just to second what Glyn has already said - a BIG thanks to Sensei Corin for organising Sunday's course with Wayne Otto (forgot how much they hurt :O ). Had a great time and cannot recommend any of these courses enough - regardless of grade or ability, you will benefit from them and more importantly, you will enjoy them too :D


Posted January 24, 2011 8:20 pm

Glyn Curtis

Just like to thank Corin for organising another very successful Wayne Otto Seminar.
By the looks of it, everyone had a great session and remember the aching muscles will soon pass! :D
Thanks again, it's courses like that which makes it so much more interesting than your average club ;)

Posted January 16, 2011 3:07 pm

Raymond Montgomery

Congratulations to Georgina for becoming newest student of the month!

Also congratulations to Sensei Hopkins for his achievement!

Posted January 8, 2011 9:12 pm


Congratulations to Sensei Graham Hopkins on achieving his 5th Dan today!

Posted December 18, 2010 9:51 pm

Glyn Curtis

Just to let the students attending Farnham Sunday class 19/12/10 that if there is more snow tonight there will not be the class will be closed.
Be safe and if I don't see anyone before Xmas have a great holiday! and new year... :D

Posted December 6, 2010 8:06 pm


Wow he's a samurai!!!! :eek: :eek:

Location: Pensylvania - Posted December 6, 2010 5:39 pm
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Sensei Nathan Wesner

I am glad to invite all the family of Surrey Wado karate & Jujitsu to become members of THE INSTITUTE OF JUJITSU STUDIES. Please, go to to learn more :)

Posted November 10, 2010 8:28 am


The 2011 seminar with England kumite coach Wayne Otto OBE, 9 times world and European champion, is now confirmed for Sunday 23rd January. More details to follow.......

Location: Alton - Posted September 29, 2010 5:00 pm


Another great lesson from Sensei Shiomitsu last night at the Aldershot club.
Nice to catch up with faces I haven't seen for what seems a long time!

Posted September 3, 2010 9:32 am


Nice site, regards from the netherlands!

Posted August 13, 2010 6:37 am


Here's a couple more from the same place.

Posted August 13, 2010 5:52 am


Thanks for the link below from "Anonymous".
The link is a recent video of Shiomitsu Sensei teaching in Hawaii and worth a look. You don't need to cut and paste the link, just hit the "website" button on the entry and it will take you straight there.

Posted August 9, 2010 9:15 am


Take a look at this:

Location: Hampshire - Posted August 8, 2010 8:40 am

Raymond Montgomery

Hi Guys,

Finally made it back to training on Wednesday night, and it was such a good feeling to get my Gi back on and to see Sensei Corin and some new faces. Looking forward to catching up with everyone over the coming weeks!!

Ok, better go, as it is time to get my stuff together and get my backside to Farnham!! :)


Posted July 9, 2010 9:28 pm

Glyn Curtis

Hi Fernie, glad you like it bud, hope everything is well in Majorca! can't say I'm not jeleous of you on that lovely Island :)
Take care and hope training is going well....see you in Feb...

Location: majorca spain. - Posted July 4, 2010 4:48 pm

fernando porras, fernie.

:)hi guys very good page,hope to see you all in februaryregards from

Location: Turkey - Posted June 15, 2010 10:18 pm


Wow looks like congrats all round well done!
Look forward to getting back to training after holiday... :D

Location: A sofa in Sussex - Posted June 7, 2010 9:39 pm


Well done all on Sundays brown belt grading. Now the hard work really starts!
Thanks to Sensei Corin for his support in getting everyone to the right standard. Thanks also to Sensei Hopkins for his time and encouragement.

Location: Lightwater - Posted June 7, 2010 9:38 am


Well done to everyone who did their various brown belt gradings yesterday. Brilliant job all round!

Third kyu! Can't believe it! :) :)

Posted April 30, 2010 8:52 pm


Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Sensei Shiomitsu's lesson on Wednesday! Just totally in awe of a man who has totally made karate his own. It was so nice to have a lesson that felt so personal and another chance to get to know him better. It is so hard to believe he will be seventy this year and I hope I will be like that when I'm that age too. Was very scary having him coming at you at speed, still reeling from it now!

Location: Northern Ireland - for now....... - Posted April 14, 2010 8:38 am

Raymond Montgomery

Hi Guys

Just wanted to let you all know that i have finally been able to get myself a job back across the water. I will be moving back to my old house next month and once the whole manic moving thing and settling into new job thing is over i will be coming back to train in Haslemere and Farnham clubs! Cannot wait :D

See you all soon!!!!

Posted April 1, 2010 6:48 am


Website back up after temporary blip yesterday! Apologies.
Thanks to all who came to Sensei Arthur Meek's seminar last weekend and hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did.

Posted January 27, 2010 2:05 pm


Thanks for telling us about Hai! Karate, Glyn. Episodes 1 & 2 watched with a smile - in parts, it really does take you back to those first beginnings doesn't it!!! :)

Posted January 24, 2010 2:26 pm


Hi all, anyone interested there is a series on CBBC about kids going to Japan to train in Karate with their parents...!_Karate_Journey_to_Japan_Episode_1/


Location: Sussex / Kent - Posted January 22, 2010 6:15 am
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Barry Lovett

A first for our students, a great course with Wayne. They came away buzzing!
Thanks for the invite Corin.

Location: Yateley,Hants - Posted January 20, 2010 1:47 pm
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Steve Bailes

Great training and good to catch up with some old sparring partners, Sensei Wayne Otto was on the button, thanks students really enjoyed it. oss Steve :D

Location: Surrey - Posted January 20, 2010 12:26 pm

Louise and Nigel Parris

Fantastic course, very inspirational and beneficial to all whatever their age! Will definitely be back again-thanks again for letting us attend Corin! :)

Location: Surrey - Posted January 20, 2010 12:02 pm
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Liz Legg

Fantastic course, as ever and very much looking forward to the next one. Definately a highlight in any students training calandar.:D

Location: Surrey - Posted January 20, 2010 11:58 am
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Fallon Rayman

Fantastic training opportunity with the National Coach in a friendly and welcoming Dojo. Thanks for the course. :D

Location: Bedfordshire - Posted January 20, 2010 10:35 am
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Stephen Marriott

Excellent seminar with Wayne Otto. Very inspirational.

Thanks for the invite! Looking forward to the next course.


Location: Farnborough, Hampshire - Posted January 20, 2010 10:24 am
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John Gilliland

Great Course with the National Coach, Wayne Otto OBE, looking forward to the next one. Well done Corin, thanks for the invite :D

Posted January 20, 2010 10:11 am

Martin 'Superfoot/feet' Bradley

Re. Wayne Otto course

brilliant stuff, thanks corin! just one thing - do you know any good remedies for blisters?

Location: Lightwater - Posted January 18, 2010 7:10 pm


Wow, what an amazing and inspirational training session with Sensei Wayne Otto.
It was such a privilege. My brain had gone by those final combinations though!!
Thanks to Sensei Corin for organising the session.
Bring on the next tournament! :)

Location: TN United States - Posted January 4, 2010 9:45 pm
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Keith Fall

Hello Sensei, I browse the web once and awile looking for tradtional and authentic Wado sites. This is definitely one of them. The other one I've found is Devon Wado Ryu with Peter Hill Sensei. I am not suprised that both are under Shiomitsu Hanshi.I have work under Hanshi on several occassions and have been a fan since the first time. Thank you for a wonderful and informative site. Keith Fall, US Eastern Wado Ryu Karate Do Federation

Posted January 2, 2010 10:12 am

Glyn Curtis

Just like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! good luck this year with your training and for those who are grading!!
See you all soon :)
Glyn & Bex

Location: Bournemouth Wado Ryu Karate Club - Posted December 24, 2009 2:22 pm
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Gordon Fong

I haven't been across for a while but would like to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

I have just updated my own web site if people are bored on their holidays and want a sneaky quick look.

Posted December 8, 2009 3:13 pm


Yes, you are correct, the photo's from Japan seemed to be locked in cyberspace! We are trying to find the problem and resolve it asap.They'll be available for anyone to see once they are up

Location: New Haven, Kentucky USA - Posted December 7, 2009 9:39 pm

Brian Lucas

Just trying to look at your Japan visit and don't see any. Are they for members only?

Keep up the good work!


Posted December 3, 2009 9:27 pm


I just wanted to say well done to the 7 students who made it to Yate and competed last weekend. All apart from one brown belt were at their first tournament and will have gained invaluable experience from their fights. A shame the winter bugs got a few of you who had been training hard for the day and meant you had to miss it.
Biggest congratulations though go to Alex Bittner, who won Gold in his first ever tournament.
The Wado Acdemy nationals are at the same venue in June next year and I hope we can have our largest and most successful event ever from our 3 clubs.
PS - Simon, I did feel for you the other day regards your last entry!

Posted November 11, 2009 10:49 pm


If you want to relax, learn Wado.
If you want to relax in comfort, go to DFS!
Another cracking back to basics leason with Shiomitsu Sensei. So much to learn!

Location: New Haven Kentucky USA - Posted October 22, 2009 2:32 am
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Brian Lucas

Dear Sirs,
I want to thank you for allowing me to showcase the video made by UCA on our website. I am a new student to Wado Ryu (2 years now) and I enjoy searching the web looking for schools who have made an effort creating a web presence. I think I have been following your site for almost a year now and I can say quite comfortably that you guys have done a very nice job here. I don't think that a club without a website means that the dojo is bad, but I am certain that the really good websites reflect the good dojos.

Keep up the good work and thanks for your efforts in the art!

Brian Lucas
New Haven Kentucky USA

Location: Wandsworth - Posted September 4, 2009 4:22 am


Thank you to Glyn, your tips proved to be very useful. I would have liked to have been there to hear Jitendra speech! He was a great partner and a very calming influence. I hope you enjoy Japan and I look forward to hearing about the trip.

Posted August 27, 2009 9:41 pm


Just read the latest Blog! MANY CONGRATS and Best Wishes to Glyn and Becky on your 'Japanese' Engagement. No "lost in translation's" there, then! :lol:

Location: Wandsworth - Posted August 25, 2009 1:30 pm
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Leo Musyoki

a big well done to Jitendra

Location: Norn Iron - Posted August 22, 2009 6:13 pm

Raymond Montgomery

Just wanted to congratulate Glyn and Bex on their engagement! Here's to a long and happy life together for you both :D

Best wishes

Location: Farnham - Posted August 19, 2009 2:27 pm

Rebecca Osmond

I flew out to Japan with Glyn last Sunday and have been enjoying the sights, such as Uedo Park and exploring Ikebukuru which is where the hotel is located. Today we all trained at Nichi-Di University which was just fantastic. So I have survived my first training experience in Japan (just!) and I must say it was very rewarding and I feel privileged to be here.

Posted July 27, 2009 8:14 pm


We have just spent a very good week at the summer course and I just wanted to say congratulations to Phil from Wandsworth club on getting his Dan grade!! Its worth all the effort in the end and a lot of improvement... shows!
I have to say a special congrats to Jitendra for him gaining his 1st Dan too!!
Jitendra spent the whole week training hard and got the deserved result. I would like to say that after listening to his fantastic speech that he is a credit to the Wado Academy family and has a generous spirit and kind nature. It was hard not to have a lump in my throat as I watched him get his result.....his speech also very moving....with that, all I can say he is a credit to Sensei Hopkins.

Location: Northern Ireland - Posted July 22, 2009 8:30 am

Raymond Montgomery

Hi Guys

Just wanted to say how great it was to get to train with you all again last Wednesday in Haslemere :D

It is nice to see that the club is doing so well and that everyone has been going up the grades since i moved away last year (all that hard work is paying off). It is a great thing to be part of such a fantastic organisation and especailly the clubs in Haslemere and Farnham run by Sensei Corin. The students are very lucky to have such a high level of tuition, not to mention the atmospehere and a great bunch of people to train with - Simon and myself remembered the "Old Bloke" rules and i came away with only one little bruise :lol:

Thanks again for everyone making me feel so welcome back at the club and to Sensei Corin for inviting me back, I can't wait until i can get back again!!!!

All the best

Posted July 12, 2009 6:54 pm


Hey, well remembered Raymond. Yes I did, thanks! Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday. :D

Posted July 12, 2009 7:10 am


Well done Lesley and Brendan!!!! Lesley, you finally got that lovely shade of purple :)

Posted July 9, 2009 1:15 pm


Yes, cheers Glyn! Thanks for great last minute tips Cathy, and very well done Brendan, and thanks for all your help and input too, partner! That feeling, when told you have successfully passed, is just brilliant. The rest of Sunday was devoted to celebrating, so thanks Leanne for coming over to kick it all off! :D

Location: Lightwater - Posted July 8, 2009 1:15 pm


Thanks Glyn. I'm really chuffed! Must thank Amir and Cathy for their help and advice on Sunday - and, obviously, Lesley for being a great grading partner over the past few months!
Cheers :)

Posted July 8, 2009 10:58 am


Just want to say well done to Lesley and Brendon for getting their purple belts....getting serious now!!
Keep up the good work...brown next ;)

Posted July 3, 2009 10:36 pm


Hi Lesley, Bex says thanks and good luck for you on your grading on Sunday!!
Look forward to having a meal to celebrate..... :D

Posted July 2, 2009 12:10 pm


Hey Becky, well done on passing your Grading. You're doing great! Hope I do as well soon.....? ;)

Posted June 18, 2009 7:19 am


Thanks Raymondo! will look forward to seeing and training with you again!
See ya bud ;)

Location: Sunny Northern Ireland (no seriously, it is sunny!) - Posted June 10, 2009 12:48 pm


Hi Guys

Just a quick message to say Happy Birthday to Glyn! (insert smart ass comment about age.........) :lol:

I will be over in England in July, so will hopefully get a chance to come see you all! ;)

Cheers, and keep up the good training!


Posted June 8, 2009 3:42 pm


Thank you to Sensei Arthur Meek for another absolutely great session again yesterday morning at Farnham, and thanks to Sensei Corin for organizing it for us all. I was absolutely buzzing with it all at the end from the sheer fun of it all, not just from having my head sat on accidentally!!! No bad aches just yet either! Looking forward to the next one :D :D
Also, I thought the squad contribution was a great gesture.

Posted June 7, 2009 10:14 pm

Glyn Curtis

Just wanted to say thank you to Sensei Arthur Meek for todays lesson. As always it was fantastic and by the comments on Facebook, lots of people got a great workout and will not be able to lift a pen up tomorrow! :D
Must say I was nearly sick at one point, so I had to dig deep for reserves but it was all great training!

Location: Durban, South Africa - Posted May 21, 2009 12:20 am


Hi all,
I can see I'm missing all the fun! Must admit I'm feeling like I missed out big time not being able to attend the Wayne Otto course and the Winter Course.
It looks like you all had a great course and enjoyed the Mokuso (Glyn).
I'm hoping to be back in the UK for xmas so if I get the dates right I may even be in time to train with you all at the Christmas party :-)

Take care and keep up the training.


Location: Bracknell - Posted May 6, 2009 2:28 pm


Just like to say thank you to both Senseis Corin and Graham for letting me train at their clubs over the past month. I am enjoying it immensally( i don't think that is how you spell it lol) and ache all the time! Cheers
Ian Clarke :)

Location: South London - Posted April 10, 2009 5:17 pm

Jonathan Barrett

A very well thought out and informative Wado website, with great pictures and videos. I really enjoyed looking at all the pages.

Posted March 21, 2009 6:35 pm


Just getting round to mention the 3rd days training from the winter course.
Sensei Kobayashi took the warm up which was very different to say the least!
Then Sensei took us through the best kick workout! it went on and on.....phew...days later feeling the after effects...what a workout!
I bet anyone who goes to a gym watching a big screen in fron of them gets anywhere near that type of workout!!!???
I must mention that I think Bex did do really well, seeing that she was the most junior belt there but took it all in her stride...even doing Pinan Godan with Sensei Shiomitsu...she was sooo nervous but did it...well done ;)
Now looking forward to Brean Sands and the summer course! bring it on!

Location: Liphook - Posted March 4, 2009 11:17 am


Like to add my thoughts from the winter course - I've been going for four years now and it just gets better and better. Not only do the senior academy instructurs continue to inspire but I thought Sensei Grimes and Meek in particular contributed loads to my understanding and application. They have given me new impetus to train, train and train some more - shame about the day job. Glyn is right about Sensei Shiomitsu - I relaxed so much that I no longer defended myself in the training - bridge too far there John, although I can truely say I was totally relaxed when being beaten. Presumably the trick is to be relaxed and attack and defend too. ;)

Posted March 3, 2009 5:45 pm


Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed this years Winter course over the past 5 days.
It was one of the very best that I've been on and I came away buzzing every day from the training, yet felt spoilt by the array of top class instructors that were teaching every day.
Sensei Shiomitsu demanded that we all relax and use no tension all week. I nodded, but along with everyone else, probably thought that I would try my best, knowing it just wouldn't happen. Nobody can relax and generate force like he can! Sensei's breakdown and explanation of kata and pairwork, as always, was second to none.
Sensei Kazutaka went through Idori and Tanto Dori in great detail with the higher grade black belts and his demonstration, application and explanation of the Jujitsu elements were just superb.
Sensei Grimes was as always innovative in his teaching methods and I know some of our Brown belts learnt so much from the kata he covered.
Sensei Meek's sessions are always a mixture of hard work, sweat and practical applications. They were really enjoyable as always and Sensei's groundwork training reguarly influences his take on things.
Then there was Sensei Kobayashi....... I have to say that the day after, the day after, I am pretty stiff. Nearly 2 hours of fitness drills and then every combination of kicks you could ever dream of. Followed by hand techniques and combinations of both. What a great session to end the week, even though I am paying for it now. I hope everyone else is also suffering?!
I should just mention that I also had the honour of partnering Martin Bradley on Sunday as well!!!
Sensei Kobayashi did ask Martin to come out to the front to demo his "very nice kicks" at one point during the morning session.
I think Martin thought he was being called out to come and take over the teaching from Sensei!!
Martin did say to me though, that he was happy to sign autographs afterwards, so he couldn't have been too disappointed!
Anyhow, well done to those from the clubs who did all or some of the course and hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Look forward to next years course with Grandmaster Ohtsuka.

Posted February 28, 2009 9:43 pm


Second days training,
Today we had the oppertunity to take photo's unfortunately I felt for poor Maya as it always falls to her to take the photo's for everyone else!
Mokuso was short today because of the time it took to take all the pics....great!

Sensei Arthur Meek took the warm up and the first lesson in the morning. Good techniques for using alternate hip twist to genaerate a number of different combinations.
The afternoon was split again as the day before and we went through Kushanku in finer detail with Sensei George Grimes....and I mean finer detail!...then the finer points of Kihon 1.
No excuses for not knowing it now!!!
All in all another great days day tomorrow :-(

Posted February 28, 2009 6:00 pm


Congratulation to Stephen Smith on Student of the Month. Keep up the great Karate!

Posted February 27, 2009 7:10 pm


Just had my first days training at this years Winter Course and it's good to have three days straight free!
The day started with 30 minutes of mokuso....that was long one to start with....phew!
The rest of the day we had Sensei George Grimes taking the warm up and first lesson. More fast hand techniques and to make sure the grey matter was switched on!
The second part of the day we split up into seperate groups, as the people taking dan grades on Sunday can have that little extra practice (I know how that feels!).....good luck everyone!
We then had Sensei Arthur Meek, who went through the Kihon's up to number 7 and then basics, which we all could do with a bit more practice ;-)
Look forward to tomorrow.

Posted February 24, 2009 11:27 pm


Must say that I was sooo captivated by Martins techniques that I just wanted to watch him rather than take pictures! anyway how your lip you didnt see that one coming! :)

Posted February 23, 2009 7:44 pm

Too scared to say. (again!)

So is it just a rumour that Martin Bradley is teaching at next year's course and that Sensei Wayne Otto is coming to train, study and learn from him?!!!

Location: England - Posted February 12, 2009 9:21 pm

Martin Bradley

Hi Corin, how's it going?
I noticed there were very few pictures of me and my fantastic techniques from the Wayne Otto course! I can only assume this was due to current photography technology not being fast enough to capture my moves?!!

Posted February 7, 2009 1:04 pm


Hi all......Wayne Otto pictures are finally up. Apologies for the delay and enjoy!

Posted February 6, 2009 10:35 am


We've had to delete a couple of entries that were posted late last night.
One was obviously spam. The other, appearing to be from Scotland and probably done with good intentions, kind of had undertones of karate politics.
We're fortunate to train without any political issues at the club and want the website to reflect this, so removed it.
By the way, Shaun is working his way through the Wayne Otto pics, so they should be up this weekend.

Posted January 24, 2009 1:57 am


Thanks to Corin for organizing another great opportunity for us all to train and learn some great techniques from Wayne Otto last Sunday. Well worth a few aches and blisters and I hope he comes back again next year.

Posted January 21, 2009 11:16 pm


Sensei Wayne does it again!
I know we are spoiled by the quality of instruction we enjoy on a weekly basis, but yet again Sensei Wayne Otto raised the bar! An excellent session of kumite focused karate giving us mortals an opprotunity to train with the worlds finest. Thanks to Sensei Corin for putting the event on again. Cant wait for next year! :D
p.s. Raymond, sort out your diary. No excuses next year.

Location: Surrey - Posted January 20, 2009 8:47 am


I just wanted to say......WOW.....what a superb course it was with Wayne Otto on Sunday, it was without doubt the best karate event I have ever been to.
Many thanks for Haslemere karate club for organising it so efficiently and making us all feel so welcome.
I do ache somewhat, (today being worse than yesterday) but I already can't wait for next years event!
Thanks again and see you in 2010.
Paul :D

Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex - Posted January 18, 2009 8:50 pm

Kai and Ciaran Alexander

Hi Corin

We would very much like to say, thank you for making us feel welcome at the Wayne Otto Seminar, you so brilliantly organised today.

We are delighted to have trained with Wayne and for the opportunity to speak to him personally. The seminar itself was fantastic along with the venue!

We hope you organise another in the future and certainly look forward to attending again.

Kai and Ciaran Alexander (Sussex Karate Schools) :D

Posted January 18, 2009 5:43 pm
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Hi all,
A huge thanks from me to everyone that turned up today at the Wayne Otto OBE course, it all came together in the end. I hope you all enjoyed it and were as impressed by sensei's speed, power and movement as i was!
Anyhow, it was by far the best turnout yet, which raised decent monies for the National squad and means many a sore foot and aching muscles for us all.
Pictures will be up on the website shortly.
I'm off for a couple of beers with Martin and Monty, to see if they will break the habit of a lifetime and pull out their wallets near a about short arms and long pockets!!!

PS - Glyn - thought you were excellent on the radio interview yesterday.

Posted December 24, 2008 8:26 am


Hi Guys

Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

I miss you all, and hope you all have a great time over the holidays. Congratulations to you all on your training achievements, all well deserved. Congratulations to Sensei Corin for another year of running the best damn Karate clubs around!

All the best
Raymond :-)

p.s Simon, SLF are playing the Ulster Hall on March 16th...........

Posted December 18, 2008 8:39 am


Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all next year.
This year has been a big one for me, getting my Dan grade!
I wanted to thank Sensei Corin for giving me all the help I needed leading up to the big day. Thank you also to all the other instructors
who gladly helped along the way. Many Thanks.
Take care everyone and have fun!!!
Glyn :)

Posted November 30, 2008 9:21 am


Big thanks to Sensei Meek for another challenging training session. Well worth the stiff neck! :D

Location: Surrey - Posted November 29, 2008 8:42 pm
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I just wanted to echo Glyn's comments about Sensei Arthur Meek.

After you've trained for a few hours with Sensei Meek, you can only come away enthused, buzzing and enthralled by his teaching methods and his depth of knowledge. He is simply an awesome all round martial arts expert and practical karate instructor, which is just what we want. His ability to teach practical self defence standing up, sitting down, rolling around or any other way is priceless.

Anyhow, I know there were a fair few of you missing through work, illness, injuries and traffic on Wednesday.

20+ was great, but there were so many of you keen to come and join in, who couldn't.

Therefore, Sensei Meek will be coming to the other clubs in 2009 as well as the Haslemere one, so I hope you all get the chance to train with him next year.


Posted November 26, 2008 11:19 pm


Just want to say I really enjoyed the lesson with Sensei Arthur Meek.
Good all round aspects of groundwork covered and good fun!! :D

Posted November 13, 2008 11:15 am

Brian Dawson

Sincere compliments on a wonderful karate website, from a long term martial artist and occasional Wado practitioner. It is both informative, fun and most entertaining.
Best rgds

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