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Premier Karate-do Wado-kai
Premier karate-do wado-kai is an amalgamation of several karate clubs covering the Farnborough, Godalming, Haslemere and Odiham areas.
Students can progress at their own pace as our aim is to promote self confidence, fitness, discipline
and self defence.
Premier karate-do wado-kai is affiliated to the English Karate Federation (EKF). It was founded by Sensei Terry Armsworth 7th Dan in 2012.
Terry started wado-kai karate in 1982 and subsequently dedicated a large part of his life to it. Over the years, he was taught by many of the world's leading figures including Sensei Toru Arakawa, Sensei Katsumi Hakoishi, Sensei Mizuho Ashihara, Sensei Katsumi Kobayashi and Sensei Shingo Ohgami.
Terry became one of the most experienced and well respected judges and referees in the United Kingdom, officiating at many national and international competitions including the European Wado-kai Karate Championships. In 1994, 1999 and 2004, Terry became one of the few non-Japanese officials selected to officiate both kata and kumite at the World Wado-kai Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
Renowned as an instructor and coach, for over nearly four decades Terry trained thousands of students throughout the south of England and beyond. Many of his students went on to represent the England National Team at both national and international competitions (including the European and World Wado-kai Championships) and win numerous medals at both UK and European levels.
Terry sadly passed away in 2020, but we continue the association in his name; training, coaching and instructing with him in mind. Terry welcomed people of any age and ability, from complete novices armed with just their enthusism to those experienced in karate or other martial arts, whatever the style. We're proud to welcome you too, so contact us and give it a go!
You can come and train at any of our clubs and your first trial lesson is free. Once you have registered with our association (i.e. applied for and received your license) you are able to train at any of our clubs and attend any of our courses (subject to age and grade in some circumstances).
Chairperson: Sensei Lorna Lawson 3rd Dan
Treasurer: Sensei James Moran 2nd Dan
Secretary: Natasha Burch
Licencing officer: Mitch Rowan 1st Dan
COVID officer: Sensei Lorna Lawson 3rd Dan
Safeguarding officer: Peter Burt
Our AGMs are open to all our members and are in November.
We have a squad that competes in tournaments - both locally and abroad. If you're interested in competing - or finding out more about what's involved - just ask your Sensei. Click here to see more. Details on tournaments and squad training are always announced at our clubs and on our social media pages.