Sensei Richard Baker

Sensei Richard Baker 4th Dan

Instructor of Bristol Wado-Kai Karate Club

Richard Baker began his Wado karate training in 1986 aged 16, starting at the Chard (Somerset) Wado-Kai Karate Club. In the 1990’s Richard ran a Wado club in Exeter for 5 years, before moving to Bristol where he has been running his own karate club ever since.
Richard Baker has been taught by many leading exponents of the Wado style of karate including Master Toru Arakawa 9th Dan and Sensei Shingo Ohgami 8th Dan, but his main instruction has been with Sensei Barry Wilkinson 8th Dan, Chairman of England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei and Vice President of Federation of European Wado-Kai.

Dan Grade Gradings and Promotions

  • Shodan (1st) – 1993, Graded with SKW (Southern Karate-Do Wado-Kai)
  • Nidan (2nd)May 2014, Graded with England Wado-Kai
  • Sandan (3rd) – May 2017, Graded with England Wado-Kai
  • Yondan (4th) – September 2021, Awarded by England Wado-Kai
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