SWA News

  • Irish Wado Karate Championships April 2024
    Congratulations to the Shuzoku members who took part in the recent Irish Wado Karate Championships held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 🥈Silver – Zoe – Girls 6-9 years Kata🥈Silver – Lisa – Female Senior Kata🥉Bronze – Tom, Andrew, Lisa – Team […]
  • North East Open March 2024
    Well done to the Shuzoku members who took part in the North East Open in Peterlee on Sunday 24th March 2025. Results as follows: 🥇Tom Gold Senior Male Wado Kata 🥉Andrew Bronze Senior Male Wado Kata 🥈Kyle Silver Para Kata […]
  • Scottish National Kata Championships 2024
    Well done to all the Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association members who competed at the Scottish National Kata Championships on Sunday 18th February 2024. 1x🥇 Gold, 5x🥈Silver, 5x🥉Bronze. 🥇Gold – Ashley🥈Silver – Tara🥈Silver – Connor🥈Silver – Safia🥈Silver – Sakina🥈Silver – Careth🥉Bronze – […]
  • Meadowbank Open February 2024
    Congratulations to all the members of Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association who took part in the Meadowbank Open Championsips on Sunday 4th February. Well done to Derek and Anna-Sofia on winning bronze medals.
  • Kata Team Pool 28th January 2024
    The next Kata Team Pool Training session will be on Sunday 28th January 2024 from 12.15pm-2.15pm at Winchburgh Sport and Wellbeing Hub.This session will be led by Tom and Lisa Scott. It is open to SWA members interesting in developing […]
  • Dan Grade Course 21st January 2024
    The next senior grade course will be held on Sunday 21st January 2024 at Xcite Broxburn Sports Centre. 1pm-2.30pm for Members 3rd Kyu+ 2.30-4pm for 2nd Dan+
  • Dan Grade Results 26th November 2023
    Congratulations to the following members of Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association who were successful in passing the Dan Grading held on Sunday 26th November 2023. The examination panel was Colin Clapperton 8th Dan, Peter Rogers 7th Dan, Lisa Scott 6th Dan. Results […]
  • North East Open Results November 2023
    Well done to the Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association members who took part in the North East Open Karate Championships in Peterlee on Sunday 12th November 2023. Results as follows:Zoe – 🥈 Silver KataAaron – 🥈 Silver KataNicole – 🥈 Silver KataMason […]
  • Federation of European Wado-Kai Championships 2023
    Congratulations to Sophie Jones from Dalry Karate Group and Thomas Scott from Azami Karate Group who represented the Scotland Wado-Kai Karate Team at the Federation of European Wado-Kai Karate Championships in Belgium. Sophie took part in the show case para […]
  • SWA Kumite and Kickmaster Results October 2023
    Full Results and photos of the SWA Kumite and Kickmaster Championships at Engage Sport and Fitness held on Sunday 22nd October 2023. Well done to everyone who took part. Thanks to everyone who helped and made this event possible. We […]
  • Scottish International Open Grand Prix Sept 2023
    Well done to all the Shuzoku members who took part in the Scottish International Open Grand Prix at Ravenscraig on Sunday 24th September 2023. 🥈Silver – Sophie – Para Kata 🥉 Bronze – Kyle – Para Kata 🥈Silver – Zoe […]
  • Scotland Wado-Kai Karate Team Call Up
    Congratulations to Tom Scott and Sophie Jones who have been selected to represent the Scotland Wado-Kai Karate Team at the Federation of European Wado-Kai Championships 2023 which takes place in Belgium in November. Tom will participate in the Senior Male […]
  • Sensei Sakagami Seminar – August 2023
    The SWA were delighted to welcome Sensei Kuniaki Sakagami to Scotland for a Senior Grade Seminar.
  • North East Karate Open Results – August 2023
    Congratulations to everyone who represented the SWA at the North East Open Karate Championships. Kyle – 🥉 Bronze Medal – Para Kata Jack -🥉 Bronze Medal – Kata Mila -🥉 Bronze Medal – Kata Tom, Andrew and Lisa -🥉Bronze Medal […]
  • Sensei K. Sakagami Seminar
    SWA is delighted to welcome Sensei Sakagami to Scotland for a Senior Grade Seminar. 🗓 Saturday 26th August 2023🕐 1.15pm-4.45pm📍 Winchburgh Sports Hub💷 £15 (subsidised by SWA)🥋 Senior Grades SWA members should book your place via your club instructor ASAP.
  • Dumfries Wado-Kai Club Championships 2023
    Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Dumfries Wado-Kai Club Championships, held on Sunday 25th June 2023 at Lochvale House, Dumfries. The competition consisted of 13 categories, comprising of kata, kumite and kickmaster events. Big thank you to the […]
  • Cumbria Open June 2023
    Congratulations to Callum who won a gold medal in kumite, Sophie who won a silver medal in para kata and to Tom and Andrew who won bronze in the pairs kata event at the Cumbria Open Karate Championships held in […]
  • Scottish Karate Grand Prix June 2023
    Congratulation to Rory who won a silver medal in the boys kumite event and to Sophie who won a silver medal in the para kata event at the Scottish International Open Grand Prix on Sunday 3rd June at Ravenscraig. Well […]
  • Dan Grading May 2023
    Congratulations to the following member who passed their Dan Grading on Sunday 28th May 2023. Alan Nimmo 1st Dan The examiners were Colin Clapperton, Peter Rogers and Lisa Scott. Thanks to JKS Scotland for their continued support and use of […]
  • Luigi Busà Workshop
    On Sunday 14th May 2023, Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association, Dalry Karate Group and the Italian Institute of Culture Edinburgh welcomed Olympic Karate Champion, Luigi Busà from Italy to Edinburgh Napier University to deliver 3 seminars to our members, kids under 12, […]
  • SWA Kata and Kickmaster Competition 2023 Results
    Full Results and photos of the SWA Kata and Kickmaster Championships at Winchburgh Sports Hub held on Sunday 7th May 2023. Well done to everyone who took part. Thanks to Rab Corder Bathrooms Ltd for Sponsorship and to everyone who […]
  • Oaklands School Grading
    Congratulations to the children from Oaklands School who have passed their first karate grading with Dalry Karate Group. Instructors Andrew and Louise Elliott have significant experience of teaching karate to children with disabilities and additional support needs. The children have […]
  • Pair Work Course 22nd April 2023
    The next Shuzoku Wado-Kai course will focus on pair work.Saturday 22nd April 2023.2-4pm at Xcite Broxburn Sports Centre.Adults: All Grades | Kids: 4th Kyu+.
  • SWA Kata and Kickmaster Championships
    We are delighted to invite all SWA members to the Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association Championships. The event will contain 2 competitions:  Kata (All ages), Kickmaster (<13 years). Each competition will be further split into age/belt categories as appropriate. Venue: Winchburgh Sport […]
  • All Ireland Wado Competition 2023
    Well done to all the members who took part in the All Ireland Wado Competition in Belfast. Thanks to Ophir Karate for the invitation.🥇 GOLD: Team Kata: Thomas Scott, Lisa Scott, Andrew Forrest🥇GOLD: Senior Male Kata: Thomas Scott🥉BRONZE: Senior Male […]
  • Sensei Sakagami Course
    A few SWA members travelled to Carlisle to take part in a seminar with Sensei Sakagami. We really appreciated the invite, thank you to the organisers.
  • Luigi Busà – Olympic Champion – Karate Workshop
    We are delighted to announce the very special guest for our karate workshop will be Luigi Busà, Italian Karate Athlete, Olympic Gold Medallist in Tokyo and multiple World and European Karate Champion. The course has been organised by the Italian […]
  • 2023 AGM and Judges Course
    At 2pm on Saturday 15th April 2023, in Studio 2 at the Winchburgh Sport and Wellbeing Hub, we will host a practical judges/officials course and would encourage all our adult members to come along, learn the rules and get some […]
  • British Grand Slam Results January 2023
    Congratulations to Sophie Jones who won a Gold Medal and Kyle Schuller won won a Bronze Medal in their respective Para Kata events, while representing the Scotland National Karate Team at the British Grand Slam event in Penrith. Whilst at […]
  • Senior Grade Course 28th January 2023
    The first Senior Grade course of 2023 will take place on 28th January at Xcite Broxburn Sports Centre. 2pm for Instructors 3pm for members 3rd Kyu+ The course will cover the 2023 Dan Grade Syllabus.
  • Scotland Call Up for Sophie and Kyle
    Congratulations to Sophie Jones and Kyle Schuller who have been selected to represent the Scotland National Karate team at the British Grand Slam in the Para Kata events. The event will be held on the 22nd of January 2023 in […]
  • Scottish Elite National Championships December 2022
    Congratulations to Thomas Scott on winning Bronze in the Senior Male Kata and to Sophie Jones and Kyle Schuller who won Bronze in the Para Kata at the Scottish Elite National championships 2022 help at Ravenscraig.
  • Dan Grading Results November 2022
    Congratulations to the following members who passed their Dan Grading on 6th November 2022. Andrew Forrest 1st DanBrian Hynes 1st DanAaron Pellegrini 1st DanCelia Sweeney 1st DanKyle Gowan 1st DanRon Carrick 1st DanDuncan Scobie 1st DanStuart Wilson 3rd Dan The […]
  • Scottish Grand Prix September 2022
    Well done to all the members who took part in the SKGB International Grand Prix at Ravenscraig on Sunday 25th September 2022. Medal Winners 🥉3rd Place Kata – Sophie Jones🥉3rd Place Kata – Kyle Schuller🥉3rd Place Kata – Lauren Clarke🥉3rd […]
  • SWA Championships 2022 Results and Photos
    Results and photos from SWA Championships, held on Sunday 11th September 2022 at [En]gage Sport and Fitness Centre, Edinburgh Napier University are now available below. Firtsly we would like to say thank you to all our sponsors, listed below and […]
  • Senior Grade Course 1st October 2022
    The next senior grade course will take place on Saturday 1st October 2022, from 2-4pm at Xcite Broxburn Sports Centre. The course is open to SWA members graded 3rd Kyu and above.
  • Clothing
    We now have a range of clothing available to buy. Please order via your club instructor. Samples will be available soon at the clubs to help with sizing. All will be embroidered with Shuzoku Wado-Kai logo. T-Shirts T-Shirts available in […]
  • SWA Championships – 11th Sept 2022
    SHUZOKU WADO-KAI ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS We are delighted to invite all our members to the inaugural championships of Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association. Entry forms are now available to download. Entry forms and fees should be returned to your club instructor. The event […]
  • Kushanku – Kata Video with Bunkai
    This video from World Wado demonstrates Kata Kushanku with Bunkai.
  • SWA Championships 11th Sept 2022 Save the Date
    Please save the date of Sunday 11th September 2022, for our inaugural Shuzuko Wado-Kai Association (SWA) Championships. This event will take place at ENGAGE Health and Fitness, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill, Edinburgh and comprise Kata, Kickmaster and Kumite (fighting) events […]
  • Scottish Grand Prix June 2022
    Well done to all the members who took part in the Scottish Karate Grand Prix at Ravenscraig Medal winners🥇1st Place – Lauren Clark🥉3rd Place – Sakina Chalal🥉3rd Place – Sophie Jones🥉3rd Place – Kyle Schuller🥉3rd Place – Connor Huish
  • Kata Course 11th June 2022
    We invite all members to attend a Wado Kata Course on Saturday 11th June 2022 at Xcite Broxburn Sports Centre. 2-3pm for Junior Grades.3-4pm for Kyu/Dan Grades. The event will be free of charge to all SWA licenced members.
  • Senior Grade Promotion March 2022
    Andy Elliott was awarded the rank of 6th Dan on Sunday 27th March 2022. Andy is pictured receiving his certificate from Peter Rogers 7th Dan after the technical assessment on the full Wado-Kai Syllabus. The chief examiner was Colin Clapperton […]
  • Dan Grade Results 27th March 2022
    Congratulations to the following members of Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association who were successful in passing the Dan Grading held on Sunday 27th March 2022. The examination panel was Colin Clapperton 8th Dan, Peter Rogers 7th Dan, Lisa Scott 6th Dan. Results […]
  • SWA Fighting Course March 2022
    Over 60 members took part in the fighting course on Sunday 20th March 2022. Thanks to everyone who took part and to everyone who helped referee/judge.
  • Ohyo and Kihon Course Feb 2022
    Thanks to everyone who attended today’s Ohyo and Kihon course. Great opportunity to practice pair work.
  • SWA AGM 2022
  • SWA Ohyo and Kihon Course Sunday 27th February 2022
    The SWA would like to invite members graded 3rd Kyu and above to a Pair Work course on Sunday 27th February 2022. This course will be free of charge (thanks to being subsidised by the proceeds of the Kali Course […]
  • SWA Fighting Course Sunday 20th March 2022
    The SWA invites all licenced members to attend a fighting course on Sunday 20th March 2022. This course will be free of charge (thanks to being subsidised by the proceeds of the Kali Course held in December 2011). Date: Sunday […]
  • Kali Seminar Dec 2021
    Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association would like to thank Allan Miller for leading a Kali Stick and Pad Work seminar on Sunday 5th December 2021. Thanks also to JKS Scotland for hosting the event at the Honbu Dojo in Dunfermline. It was […]
  • Kali Course Sunday 5th December 2021
    Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association and JKS Scotland are delighted to announce that Allan Miller will be leading a Kali Stick Course at 12-3pm on Sunday 5th December 2021 at the JKS Honbu Dojo, 24 Dickson Street Dunfermline. The cost for the […]
  • SWA Senior Grade Course 21st November 2021
    Register now for the next Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association (SWA) Senior Grade Course (open to SWA members 3rd Kyu and above). The course will cover the 2022 Dan Grade Syllabus and be led by the Dan Grade Examiners Colin Clapperton, Peter […]
  • Dan Grade Seminar – 6th November 2021
    Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association members who are considering attempting Dan Grading in 2022 are invited to attend a Dan Grade Seminar with Colin Clapperton at 11am on Saturday 6th November 2021 at [EN]GAGE Napier University. If you are planning to attend […]
  • Dan Grade Results 10th October 2021
    Congratulations to the following members of Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association who were successful in passing the Dan Grading held on Sunday 10th October 2021. The examination panel was Colin Clapperton 8th Dan, Peter Rogers 7th Dan, Lisa Scott 6th Dan. Results […]
  • Winchburgh Class Now Open
    Karate classes at Winchburgh Primary School will return on Thursdays from 7th October at 6pm for kids age 5+. Book a trial lesson by emailing . For details visit the Winchburgh page.
  • Active Schools Classes in Edinburgh
    We are delighted to announce Active Schools Karate classes at a number of venues in Edinburgh have resumed. See our clubs page to view details.
  • Senior Grade Course and Promotion September 2021
    Great effort from everyone attending the Shuzoku Wado-Kai Senior Grade Course today, focusing on the 2021-2022 Dan Grade Syllabus. A minute’s silence was held at the start of the course in memory of Bobby Morton, who sadly passed away and […]
  • SWA Senior Grade Course 12th September 2021
    Register now for the next Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association (SWA) Senior Grade Course (open to SWA members 3rd Kyu and above). The course will cover the 2021-22 Dan Grade Syllabus and be led by Senior Instructor Peter Rogers 7th Dan and […]
  • Kickmaster Competition Aug 2021
    Over 50 members attended Shuzoku Wado-Kai’s first fighting course. The kids took part in a kickmaster competition, their first competition post lockdown. Well done to all the medal and trophy winners.
  • Fighting Course and Mini Kickmaster Competition 29th Aug 2021
    Register now for the Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association Fighting Course and Mini Kickmaster Competition to be held at [EN]GAGE Napier University, Sighthill Campus, 9 Sighthill Ct, Edinburgh EH11 4BN on Sunday 29th August 2021 10am-12noon. All ages and grades are welcome […]
  • All Member Course July 2021
    Fantastic turnout at Shuzoku Wado-Kai’s 1st All-Member Course. Thanks to all our SWA instructors and to Guest Instructor Colin Clapperton 8th Dan. Next course will be Sunday 29th August at Napier University [EN]Gage at Sighthill and will be a fighting […]
  • All Members Course 25th July 2021
    Register now for the Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association All members Course to be held at Xcite Broxburn Sports Centre on Sunday 25th July 2021 10am-12noon. All ages and grades are welcome to attend. The course will be split into sections depending […]
  • Senior Grade Course June 2021
    Shuzoku Wado-Kai would like to thank our guest, Colin Clapperton 8th Dan Wado-Kai, for leading the Senior Grade course today. Great effort from all members who attended.
  • Licence Update
    Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association is delighted to announce that we received our 100th licence application today. We’d like to thank each and every member for their support.
  • Senior Grade Course 27th June 2021
    Shuzoku Wado-Kai warmly invites all licenced members of Grade 3rd Kyu + to the first Senior Grade Course. This is a free event that will cover the 2021-22 Dan Grade Syllabus on Sunday 27th June 2021 from 10am-12noon. The course […]
  • Licences
    We’ve just received our 50th licence application. Licence books have now been ordered and will arrive shortly. Thanks to everyone who has applied so far for your support. If you’ve not applied yet ask your instructor for the passcode and […]
  • 44th Cumbria Open 2021
    Subject to the continuing easing of covid restrictions, the 44th Cumbria Open will take place on Sunday 12th September 2021. Further information will be available nearer the time. All events will be advertised on our events page.
  • Facebook Page
    Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association is delighted to announce the launch of our Facebook Page. https://facebook.com/wado.scot
  • SKGB Membership
    We are very excited and proud to announce that, on the 23rd April 2021, Shuzoku Wado-Kai Association’s application to join the Scottish Karate Governing Body (SKGB) as a registered association was approved. The SKGB is the only recognised governing body […]
  • Disability Karate Videos
    Andy Elliott, Senior Instructor of Dalry Karate Group has produced a series of tutorials videos for disabilitykarate.com including a basic warm-up video, basic Wado-Kai punches and blocks and Kata Pinan Nidan.