England Wado-Kai Competition Squad

The EWCS is an extension of England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei (EWKR) and is registered with the Federation of Wado-Kai Europe (FWE) as being the official Wado-Kai representative mandate for England. EWKR is a member of FWE, and the EWCS represents EWKR in international competitions such as FWE European Championships, Kayl Cup in Luxembourg, and other high profile competitions.

We welcome clubs nationally to come together and train for one purpose – participating, promoting and regulating the Wado-Kai style and to build a better squad to enter competitions nationally and internationally.

Once a year our squad competes in the FWE European Championships, which changes country location each year.

The EWCS is comprised of athletes selected from a number of clubs throughout England. Our squad is inclusive, diverse and accessible to our fellow Wado practitioners.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and any proceeds/funds raised by the EWCS go towards the continued development of Wado-Kai karate in England and to the development of it’s squad members.

Rules & Registration for becoming a Squad Member

Clubs and Individuals are welcome to attend a trial session, however EWCS training is for members only. Therefore, continued training would require a Club or Individual to become a full member or an Associate member of EWKR. Please contact the EWKR General Secretary (Julie Franklin) for membership options.

Once your club is a member/associate member, then individuals can apply for their own squad training card.

There is an annual fee of £10 and a consent form for students or parents to fill out. For this you will receive an EWCS training card which you will need to keep for the current year. The consent form will ask you to sign and agree to abide by our policies.

• EWKR Safeguarding Policy
• Privacy Policy
• Code of Conduct

The information on the consent form will not be passed on to any third party but for the purpose of facilitating EWCS training sessions, selections and competitions.

Selections

Although there is no minimum criteria for training. In order to be considered for selections you must meet the following criteria:
1. Be purple belt or above by the European Competition Date (November of each year)
2. Be aged 11 years+
3. Attend at least 50% of squad training sessions before the Summer selection date (May/June of each year)

Squad Training Sessions

Our squad training sessions are conducted on a monthly basis, 9/10 times a year. We rotate the venues across England. Each training session usually involves an hour of individual kata training, an hour of team kata training and an hour of kumite training. This allows members to practise all aspects of competition.

Please visit the England Wado-Kai Competition Group Facebook page for the latest training session dates.

Squad Training Dates*

Date Location Address Notes
29 Jan 2023 Chase Cheslyn Hay Sports centre, Saradon Rd, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7JQ Map for Cheslyn Hay Sports centre
19 Feb 2023 Fernhill School Fernhill School. Neville Duke Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 9BY Map for fernhill School
04 Mar 2023 Cumbria TBC  
23 Apr 2023 Chase Cheslyn Hay Sports centre, Saradon Rd, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7JQ Map for Cheslyn Hay Sports centre
21 May 2023 Chase Cheslyn Hay Sports centre, Saradon Rd, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7JQ Selections
10 Jun 2023 Cumbria TBC Selections
16 Jul 2023 Chase Cheslyn Hay Sports centre, Saradon Rd, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7JQ Map for Cheslyn Hay Sports centre
03 Sep 2023 Fernhill School Fernhill School. Neville Duke Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 9BY Map for fernhill School
08 Oct 2023 Chase Cheslyn Hay Sports centre, Saradon Rd, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7JQ Map for Cheslyn Hay Sports centre

*Dates subject to change/cancellation.

Competition Dates*

Date Competition Address Notes
05 Mar 2023 Children’s Kata / Kumite – Cumbria, England Cumbria TBC  
13 May 2023 Northern Ireland Open Karate Tournament, Belfast Belfast TBC  
11 Jun 2023 Cumbria Open, England Cumbria TBC  
16-17 Sep 2023 Fuji Yama Erkenforde Karate Tournament, Germany Germany TBC  
14-15 Oct 2023 Coup de Kayl, Luxembourg Luxembourg TBC  
04 Nov 2023 50th European Wado-Kai Championships, Hungary (TBC) Hungary TBC  

*Dates subject to change/cancellation.

England Wado-Kai Competition Squad Staff

Coaches

Sensei Barry Wilkinson 8th Dan

Sensei Barry Wilkinson 8th Dan

EWCS Coach

Sensei Barry Wilkinson Biography »

Sensei Nicholas Perkins 6th Dan

Sensei Nicholas Perkins 6th Dan

EWCS Coach

Sensei Nicholas Perkins Biography »

Jack Franklin 3rd Dan

Jack Franklin 3rd Dan

EWCS Coach

Administrators

Julie Franklin

Julie Franklin

EWCS Administration

Dawn Bradley

Dawn Bradley

EWCS Administration

Glyn Pink

Glyn Pink

EWCS Administration

First Aider

Glyn Pink

Glyn Pink

EWCS First Aider

Referees & Judges

Sensei Barry Wilkinson 8th Dan

Sensei Barry Wilkinson 8th Dan

FWE & EWKR Referee & Judge

Sensei Barry Wilkinson Biography »

Sensei Nicholas Perkins 6th Dan

Sensei Nicholas Perkins 6th Dan

FWE & EWKR Referee & Judge

Sensei Nicholas Perkins Biography »

Sensei Jason Walton 4th Dan

Sensei Jason Walton 4th Dan

FWE & EWKR Judge

Sensei Jason Walton Biography »

Gordon Harrison

Sensei Gordon Harrison

Referee

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