Q. How do I join a NWKA club?

A. Simply come along to see us on a club night and ask to see the Instructor. He will be happy to talk to you and you can watch a training session or join in.

Q. What age do you teach?

A. Within our club we have members of both sexes from the ages of four to over sixty years.

Q. What do I need to wear?

A. For your first few lessons all you need is some loose fitting clothing such as a track suit, shorts and a t-shirt.

Q. Will I get injured

A. All classes are strictly controlled to minimize the risk of injury so that there is no more risk of injury practicing this art than playing many other sports such as football or hockey.

Q. Am I fit enough to learn?

A. If you are in good health it should be possible to learn. If you have any disabilities and are unsure, then check with the Instructor and your Doctor. Whether you regard yourself as fit or not, the beginners courses are structured towards enjoyable learning at an easy pace giving progressive fitness development.

Q. Who is the NWKA affiliatied too?

The NWKAs parent associations is the ‘Karate Do Federation’ who are inturn members of the governing body for Karate the ‘English Karate Federation’

The ‘English Karate Federation’ are members of the ‘World Karate Federation’ who are the recognised world governing body for Karate through the ‘International Olympic Committee’

Q. What are the academy’s origins

The First NWKA club was established in 1972

Anko Itosu 1830 – 1915 (founder of Shorin Ryu)
Kenwa Mabuni 1889 – 1952 (Shito Ryu)
Chojiri Tani – Founder of Shukokai
Shukokai Karate Union (SKU) Established in 1969 – NWKA members 1984 – 2001
Amateur Martial Association (AMA) NWKA members 2001 – 2007
Karate Do International (KDI) NWKA members 2007 – 2008
Karate Do Federation Established in 2009 – NWKA founder members