The Dover Club is held at the Triangles Community Centre, Poulton Close, Dover on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
British Traditional Karate Association
Derived from Wado-Ryu, the Washinkai style of Karate, founded in 1977 was created by its Chief Instructor Sensei Chris Thompson.
The club has gone from strength to strength in the last few years.The British Traditional Karate Association has for 30 years been at the forefront of Karate in England and are members of the only governing body in English Karate to be recognised by the World Karate Federation.
Neville Smith 7th Dan (right) has been training for over 30 years and is the Senior Instructor for Kent having produced many of the Instructors that now teach in the county.
Neville is the Vice-Chair of the BTKA.
Charlie Hobbs 2nd Dan Instructor (right)
Club secretary/treasurer of Dover Washinkai
Pete Saunders 1st Dan Instructor (left)
Trained in the 80’s in the style of Za Zen Karate Zen Shin Ryu up to 1st kyu. Also trained in the style of Sedo in the 90’s.
The mission of Washinkai Karate is to promote a partnership between students and instructors so as to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the study of karate-do, whether in the dojo, on courses, on a gasshuku or in competition, as well as to promote the art of traditional karate.
Founded in 1977 the British Traditional Karate Association (BTKA) has for 30 years been at the forefront of Karate in England and are members of the only governing body in English Karate to be recognised by the World Karate Federation
Derived from Wado-Ryu, the Washinkai style of Karate was created by its Chief Instructor Sensei Chris Thompson.
For almost 40 years Sensei Chris Thompson has been at the forefront of Karate in England. Chris Thompson began studying karate in 1969 and remembers the date well as during his first class Neil Armstrong was orbiting and about to land on the moon.
The logo of the British Traditional Karate Association
This depicts a fist at the centre of a flower with seven petals.
These two symbols represent the soft (ju) and hard (go) sides of karate.
Clicking on the Washinkai logo will take you to the main UK website of the BTKA
‘Tsuyoi seishin utsukushii kokoro kenko na karada’
‘Learn with you soul as well as your body’