Our Club
Our Club
North East Wado Ryu Karate Club has existed, in and around the Whitley Bay/Cullercoats area, for over 40 years. The club was originally founded, under the banner of Sensei Ray Coates' Inter National Karate Association, by Sensei Paul Hancock (3rd Dan).

Our club has members of all ages and all abilities, from brand new starters to highly skilled Black Belts. If you choose to train with us, you can be assured of personal instruction and guidance throughout your karate career. The club has a very strong team ethos and all students, whatever their level, are happy to help those who need assistance. The club sessions are lead primarily by Sensei Hancock, supported by his senior instructors and students.

You don't have to be fit to study karate; this will come as you progress. However, a certain amount of mobility is helpful as this is a martial art and there will be practical application. No experience is necessary to join, all you need is a willingness to learn.
Key information:
  • Based in and around the Whitley Bay/Cullercoats area.
  • Chief instructor with over 40 years experience in Wado Ryu.
  • Members of the English Karate Federation.
  • 3rd generation traditional training, directly from Ohtsuka Senesi.
  • Disciplined, but very friendly, atmosphere.
  • We offer junior classes.
  • Full insurance provided.
  • Free on-site parking.
If you're interested in coming along to train or just want to find out more, you can contact us  here or simply turn up to the club. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before published start time.