Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Association (WKA)

The association is based in Stroud and chief instructor Sensei Nick Quilliam Renshi 7th Dan has been training, competing in and teaching traditional Wado-Ryu Karate-Do since 1969. 

The WKA has a number of classes for both adults and children in various locations throughout Gloucestershire, with clubs in Stroud, Bussage, Eastington, Stonehouse, Gloucester and Nailsworth.

It also holds, and takes part in, several events throughout the year at these locations, as well as at other clubs both locally and throughout the country.

Nick Quilliam trained with three of the first Japanese instructors to bring Wado-Ryu to England. He was the European Wado-Ryu karate champion and is the only karate instructor in Gloucestershire approved by the International Wado-Ryu Federation. He is a qualified competition fighting referee, and a qualified international kata judge, one of only 12 in the UK.

Nick has coached 36 students to black belt 1st Dan,12 to black belt 2nd Dan, seven to black belt 3rd Dan and one to black belt 4th Dan. Some of these students have even started their own Wado-Ryu clubs in the local area.

For more information on the association and on local clubs, visit www.wado-ryu.org
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