We provide high quality instruction in Wado Ryu Karate at Rossmore leisure centre in Poole.
Classes are run by Sensei Austin Okoye, a 6th dan black belt.
If you're interested in karate for fitness, self defence or competitions we can help you achieve your goals. Karate can also improve your strength, physique, confidence, balance and much more.
We are a friendly club, welcoming new members of all ages (from 7 years old) and abilities, male or female. We have many experienced members, all of which are happy to help and coach newcomers.
As well as being a 6th dan, Sensei Okoye is an ex professional boxer. We also have members with experience in other martial arts including Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.
"Karate" originally meant 'Chinese hand', which was later changed to meaning 'empty hand' in Japanese. "Wado Ryu" means 'way of peace'. It is known primarily as a striking art, featuring punching, kicking, knee/elbow strikes and open handed techniques. However, grappling, joint manipulations, locks, restraints, throws and vital point strikes also feature in karate.
Class Timetable Junior class Ages from 7 to 16 years
Wednesday 6;15pm - 7;15pm
Saturday 10.00am - 11am
Term time only
Senior class Ages 16+ years
Wednesday 7.15pm - 8.45pm
Classes are held at:
Rossmore Leisure Centre