Sensei Andrew Dare

Sensei Andrew Dare 6th Dan

Vice-Chairman of England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei
Instructor and founder of Chard Karate Club

Andrew Dare started Karate at the age of 24 at the beginning of 1981. He trained twice a week at the Chard Working Men’s Club, as members of the English Karate Association (EKA). At the time Chard Karate Club was the only Karate martial arts class in the area.
In 1982 the Southern Karate-Do Wado-kai (SKW) was formed and the Chard Karate Club became members as soon as the SKW had been founded by Barry Wilkinson who had achieved his 2nd Dan at the time.
Andrew Dare continues to teach and run his own club in Chard and is a regular instructor at the EWKR’s annual courses.

Dan Grade Gradings and Promotions

  • Shodan (1st) – May 1987, Graded with SKW (Southern Karate-Do Wado-Kai)
  • Nidan (2nd)May 1989, Graded with SKW (Southern Karate-Do Wado-Kai)
  • Sandan (3rd) – November 1992, Graded with SKW (Southern Karate-Do Wado-Kai)
  • Yondan (4th) – May 1995, Awarded by SKW (Southern Karate-Do Wado-Kai)
  • Godan (5th) – March 2002, Awarded by England Wado-Kai
  • Rokudan (6th) – May 2008, Awarded by England Wado-Kai
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