New Chelsea Dojo at St Thomas More Language College, SW3 2QS

Dear All, 

From Saturday the 9th of June 2018, our Pimlico Dojo will be moving to Chelsea!

The new premises are within the St. Thomas More Language College, Cadogan Street, London, SW3-2QS

To clarify, the above will only affect our Monday Class (19:00 to 20:00) and Saturday Classes (11:30 to  12:30 pm and 12:30 to 13:30 pm). Our Blackfriars classes are not affected and will continue as per normal. Thank you. 

In kara te

A G Sanna


Amos Sensei back to our Dojo

It was a fantastic Seminar conducted by WTKO Chief Instructor Richard Amos shihan on Thursday 12 October 2017 . Basic Shotokan taught in a brilliant and clear way. Thanks to all who took part specially Alan Parrish sensei and Jason Hitchings Eska sensei who travelled from far to support our Dojo. Best way to spend a few hours surrounded by enthusiastic people willing to try different approaches in order to advance in our quest for knowledge. 

22384197_10155847823626096_5673562067136701730_o (2).jpg

Chelsea Dojo - relocating Dojo premises to Pimlico Academy from July 2017

Our Dojo in Chelsea Sports Centre has been proudly serving the community for over 30 years. It is therefore with sadness that our Chelsea Dojo will be relocating to Pimlico Academy (which incidentally is the very same venue Sensei Sanna taught at when he first opened a Dojo in London).
Training times will remain largely unchanged for adults, but there is a slight change for the kids class on Mondays. Training timetable will be as follows:

Saturday classes
All ages and grades: 11:30 - 12:30
Green belt and above: 12:30 - 13:30

Monday classes
Juniors (children): 18:00 - 19:00
Seniors (adults): 19:00 - 20:00

Training will commence at the new Pimlico Dojo on Saturday 1 July, followed by the first Monday class on Monday 3 July. Until then, classes will continue as normal at Chelsea Sports Centre.

We thank all our members for their support and understanding as we make this transition.

A great Technical Seminar at Fukuoka/Sasori SKC in London

A great day at Fukuoka/Sasori SKC in London where a group of WTKO members and a few friends from other Karate Groups attended a Seminar by two senior WTKO instructors (Scott Langley and Angelo Sanna) who took turns teaching their audience a few ideas on how to make their Karate work by understanding Kihon (Basics). Langley Sensei made a point in emphasising Gyaku-Zuki and which body parts to engage to perform it correctly, followed by Kizami-Zuki and Mae-Geri, all done using the correct posture, and without losing form, while Sanna Sensei combined some basic techniques plus steps and made them into a sparring exercise followed by Kihon Kata (Taikyoku Shodan) with a difference by changing the usual techniques with other blocks and punching, this was followed by Heian-Nidan using only one arm, and then the other, then the Kata was repeated but starting moving to the right rather than to the left, and the latter was followed by some applications. All in all a really enjoyable and meaningful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Soon to be repeated (we hope)!