Sensei Wilkinson karate biography

Barry Wilkinson

Chief Instructor England Wado Kai

The founder of England Wado Kai, Barry Wilkinson, has an impressive pedigree,starting Wado-Kai Karate in February 1968 and training all his Karate life in only Wado-Kai Karate being a member of The United Kingdom Karate-Do Federation later changed to UKKW, Barry being taught Wado karate by many of the leading exponents of the style by Master Toru Arakawa 9th Dan plus Sensei Tatsuo Suzuki 8th Dan, Sensei Katsumi Kobyashi & Sensei Tadayuki Maeda plus many more prominent Wado-Kai Senior Sensei's achieving Sandan (3rd dan) by grading in 1977 one of the first British Sandan (3rd Dans) of the UKKW.

Yondan (4th dan) was awarded by the EKA in Autumn 1981, Godan (5th dan) followed in October 1987 was awarded by the BKW (The national body for Wado-Kai Karate in the UK).

Rokudan (6th dan) came in September 1997 this time from the EKGB (English Karate Governing Body).

Barry received Nanadan (7th dan) from EKGB (from the EKGB Technical committee ) in June 2002.

Barry was promoted to 8th dan at the 41st European Wado-Kai Championships in Hungary by the Federation Wado-Kai Europe in November 2013

The EWKR with Sensei Barry Wilkinson being a founding member of The Executive & Technical Committee of The Federation of European Wado-Kai he is currently the FWE FWE Vice President and Technical Committee member.

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