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Courses & Gradings

Check your licenses!


Regular checks of licenses should be undertaken. Licences last for 12 months and must be renewed. So please have a look at yours NOW! You can renew your license online, find out how here.

Remember, you CANNOT grade with an out of date license.



PWK merchandise available

We have new merchandise currently on order,  zipped hoodies, t-shirts and polo shirts will be available VERY soon. Gi badges are currently available. If you’re competing with our squad then you MUST have a Gi badge and a hoodie. These items and more will be available in the online shop or from your Sensei...Coming soon...

Join our Facebook group

Keep up to date with the latest club news and also chat with your fellow karate-ka by joining our Facebook group. On Facebook just search under groups for Premier Karate-do Wado-kai or use the link at the bottom of each page.

Squad news

Please let your Sensei know if you're interested in competing in tournaments. You can enter for either kata or kumite (fighting) or both.

It's not just about winning medals - competing in tournaments helps your focus, speed and awareness, so can benefit your training greatly. 

Click here for more information. 


We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a couple of weekend courses, on Sunday 9th October and Sunday 4th December, starting at 10am at the Godalming Karate club, All members should try to attend, as this provides a great chance to meet and train with other members of the organisation. More details to follow shortly, keep your eyes open on this page and the Premier Wado-kai Facebook page here.


Rules for courses and gradings

You can download your syllabus hereYou must have an up to date license in order to attend any course.


Up to date licenses must also be produced for every grading. If you forget to bring your license to your grading, or it is out of date when you arrive, you may be refused grading opportunities.

Senior gradings (3rd kyu and above)

Senior gradings occur twice a year, usually in early summer and December. This year we have a confirmed date of Sunday 4th December, this will take place at the Godalming club. Gradings will start after the morning course, exact time TBC, If you would like to grade, please let your Sensei know. Good luck to all those that will be grading.

Dojo Etiquette

General Etiquette - here
Bowing in the Dojo - here
How to correctly tie your Karate Belt - here
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