Shobukan Karate Club teaching traditional Wado-Ryu Karate - plus Yoshinkan Aikido.Led by Kal Vaikla - 3rd Dan Wado-Ryu Karate/Aikido.
Every Sunday 5-7pm Hi All, - Thought it was time to put up a page for the Shobukan Karate Club
I started the shobukan club in May 2012 and it has gone from strength to strength.
Shobukan literally means 'house of Martial Learning' and takes me back to my early years of training (started age 7 in 1969 in a little dojo above a garage in Adamsdown, Meteor Street, Cardiff and have continued ever since - thanks Dad for taking me along all those years ago) in Aikido at Cardiff Aikikai club under Sensei Kazuo Chiba and Sensei Colin Pike and the Shobukan Aikido club under Sensei Kanetsuka and Sensei Peter Gillard. My Colleague Jason Beuschel and I subsequently formed the Newport Aikido Club based at Lliswerry until I moved abroad with work and then had the pleasure of training in Aikido and Shotokan Karate in numerous countries including the Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Germany plus many dojos in Europe and also Scandinavia.
Nearly 10 years ago, I started to train at Derby Karate Club under Sensei Trevor Seddon 5th Dan and am really pleased to have my 3 children and wife training there as well and am very proud of my boys who have both achieved their 1st Dan in Wado Ryu having started at the age of 5 and furthermore our daughter is very close to her 1st Dan.
So, here we are today and Shobukan Karate Club - a lovely club where we work on a balance of traditional Wado Ryu Karate, a blend of Yoshinkan Aikido, good fun whilst observing the traditional Japanese etiquette.
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Hi folks, the class I cancelled this evening - most roads are of course open but the car park is still icy and let’s just make sure everyone is safe - see you next week. 🙂
🙂 nice one little lady
Don’t forget there is NO class this Friday because of half term - have a good break everyone and see you next week
Hi Folks, space for new membership available for children from 8 years of age and adults (5-7pm every Friday) Great class to gain confidence, meet new friends, learn a great Martial art - 07793 956653 for further details
Another set of photos of renrakuwaza and Kata
A few more of the gang in action - Renrakuwaza and Kata
Some great battle shots from the guys this evening - great work team