Welcome to Wards Karate-Do (WKD), we are a Karate organisation that runs multiple Karate classes in and around the Kings Lynn & Downham Market (West Norfolk) area. We offer classes for adults and children (ages 7+). Our public classes are Downham Market Karate Club, based at Downham Market College on a Monday evening, and closer to Kings Lynn, our Wiggenhall & Magdalen Karate Club which is based at Magdalen Village Hall and runs on a Wednesday evening. All our clubs and events are licensed and insured by the West Norfolk Karate Association. Wards Karate-Do offers not only traditional Shotokan based Karate-Do but also training in Karate Jutsu. Karate classes also include self defense and fitness/cardio bag training.
Our main goal as an organisation is to provide high quality Karate classes that are small and friendly, covering Karate, self defense and fitness training, utilising traditional styles of Karate, largely Shotokan Karate and taking influence from Okinawan-te and other traditional styles. Our training combines Karate Do and Karate Jutsu with elements of fitness, stretching and meditation. We also offer to all students inclusive membership with the West Norfolk Karate Association and access to additional training and courses covering topics from advanced Kata bunkai, Karate Jutsu and Kobudo (weaponry) through to meditation and inner-spiritual development. The Wards Karate chief instructor is Sensei Simon Ward (4th Dan) with 20+ years experience of Karate and other martial arts studied at various organisations throughout the UK.
We offer Karate classes for children as young as 7 with adult classes that have no upper age limit (please check the class timetable for further information). We welcome students from all social backgrounds and ethnic origins, students who attend other Karate clubs are also all welcome to come and train with us. All we ask is that you are willing to try and to push yourself to reach new limits, there is no achievement through not trying! Please note that all classes are conducted in English with some Japanese terminology, we at present have no ability to provide training in other languages.
Prices for classes work out from as little as £2.00 per session, payable monthly by standing order. If you want to try before committing to regular weekly classes then why not come along to one of our public classes or contact us regarding private lessons. We offer all beginners to our public classes a 4-week introductory coursefor a fixed price of £15 (payable on week 2). If you have questions, or for further information please check the various sections on this website, phone us on 07784 295481 or use the contact us page to send us a message. New students are invited to call before hand to ensure class suitability and space availability.
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