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

The sessions are based around the Washinkai Syllabus and the children will learn all the same techniques as the older children but at a slower pace.

In this class the children will learn some Karate and play some games working towards gaining their first belt in Karate. As they get older and gain belts the idea then is to promote them up to the next class.


Unlimited Training £15 per month

To ensure we give you the best deal we are now setting up these plans directly with you at the dojo, so please see me to set up either of these plans


Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 to 6:00pm at The Honbu (Wincanton)


* We may take children younger than 4 but will depend on how busy the class is and the make up of current students.