Ward-Ryu Karate-Do

Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do, Karate Jutsu, Self-Defence & Fitness Training for Adults & Children (age 6+)


Welcome to Ward-Ryu Karate-Do, a specialist Karate and self-defence training provider in Funakoshi's Karate (often called Shotokan). As well as Shotokan based Karate, we offer training in various forms of Okinawan based martial arts including weapons work (Kobudo), and Kata application work (Bunkai). This ensures the true spirit of diversification; adaptability and perseverance remain at the heart of the learning process. This collaborative/eclectic style of Karate is known as Ward-Ryu Karate-Do (Ward's School of Karate-Do), although often shorted to simply Ward's Karate or WKD.

Ward-Ryu Karate-Do is headed by chief instructor Sensei Simon Ward 4th Dan, who has over 20 years Karate experience in various styles/forms as well as training in other combat/self-defence/martial arts systems. Ward-Ryu Karate-Do teaches both the Downham Market Karate Club & Magdalen Karate Club, the Ward's Karate style is now also being taught at other clubs throughout the UK and even into America.