Festive Season classes

The festive season has arrived and that means the club will be taking its annual break.

The last classes will take place on Monday 16th December 2019.

The club will resume normal class schedules on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex.

A huge thank you to all my students for supporting the club throughout the year.
2019 has without doubt been the best ever year for the club with many success stories along the way.
Let’s make 2020 even better.
Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to all. Enjoy the break and come back refreshed in 2020.
Domo Arigato,

Grading success

Congratulations to Pauline Wunsch, Chris Shawcross, Matt Anstiss and Ben Murphy on their recent grading success.
Pauline and Chris graded to 7th Kyu whilst Matt and Ben graded to 9th Kyu, at examinations held at West Midlands Shotokan Karate Academy, which is run by Kevin Belwood 3rd Dan IJKA. Kevin’s father Ron Belwood 7th Dan IJKA was the grading examiner.

The club looks forward to their further progress on the mountain trail.


Kato Shihan visits Worcester

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club would like to thank Kato Shihan 9th Dan IJKA World Chief Instructor for a fabulous seminar held on Saturday 12th October at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex.

The club would like to thank all karateka that attended the seminar and enjoyed 4 hours of fabulous instruction with assistance from Milena Galabova 5th Dan and Paul Kotowski 6th Dan.

Congratulations to Frank Rhodes and Bob Duarte who were selected for Nidan gradings on the day and await the result from Kato Shihan.

The club looks forward to Kato Shihan’s next visit.




Shihan Kato 9th Dan in Worcester for IJKA Seminar

Worcester Shotokan Karate Club
are pleased to announce that they are hosting a seminar with Hanshi Sadashige Kato 9th Dan,  IJKA World Chief Instructor.

The seminar on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex, Worcester, is open to all IJKA karateka and Shotokan karateka from other affiliations are also welcome.

PLEASE NOTE, we have places left and can accommodate some late registrations from anyone interested in attending the seminar.
Please use the club website contact page to register your intent as soon as possible.

For full information please click the link below ~


To attend the seminar, karateka must:

  • Hold a ticket to attend the seminar.
    Tickets will be sent by email reply to all advance registration requests.

Due to the capacity of the venue, admission on the day without a ticket will not be possible.

Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Please do not take Satnav directions to the seminar based on Facebook information as you will end up at the wrong dojo!!
Please use WR5 2NL for Satnav and you will find Nunnery Wood Sports Centre is well signposted as you get close.
There will also be ‘Karate This Way’ signage conveniently placed for additional help.