We'll Be With You Every
Step Of The Way

They say a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step. The Honbu prides it's self on helping all students to excel, succeed in their goals and belong to a group which has been at forefront of English Karate for 40 Years as part of the BTKA with Shihan Chris Thompson (9th Dan).
We'll Be With You Every
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  • 1985

    Club Founded Wincanton Karate Club has been is existence for over 30 years.
  • 44

    Black Belts The Honbu has 44 black belts currently training.
  • 100

    Years + The Senior Instructors have over 100 years experience between them

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe place where students from all backgrounds and abilities can learn a martial art.

'Seven Times Down - Eight Times Up'


Adult Beginners

Adult beginners are invited to come and train in the following classes, where you will be helped...

Junior Classes

Our Junior Class (8+ years of age) is going from strength to strength, we can already see many...

Little Samurai Class

Our Little Samurai Class is for 4* to 8 year olds and is aimed at getting young children in to...

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Why Learn Karate With Us?

There are a number of different martial arts and clubs available locally, but with over 200 members we feel we have a lot to offer.

No Gimmicks

All of our instructors are qualified black belts with many years of experience. Our Chief Instructor for The Honbu, Paul Hacker has over 25 years experience and is currently a 6th Dan. The club also has instructors and students ranging from 1st to 4th Dan black belts.

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Realistic Techniques

Our syllabus is varied and the techniques we learn, practise and perform have been honed over many years.
Whilst students are able to enter competitions, our focus is very much on techniques that will work in the real world.

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A Complete Style

Very few styles of Karate can call themselves 'complete' but this is an honour bestowed on Washinkai by the Japan Karate Federation.
You will learn locks, holds, throws, ground work as well as stricking, kicking and punching.

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