About Us

About Us

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Welcome to The Honbu, the home of Wincanton Karate Club and the headquarters of Washinkai Karate in the West of England.

The Honbu is our very own purpose built dojo, which we created in 2008. It is really nice having our own dojo especially as all the work was carried out by members of the club.

Wincanton Karate Club has been running in the town since 1985, the club now has over 100 students training locally and over 200 spread throughout the West of England..

The style of Karate practised is called Washinkai, created by Shihan Chris Thompson (9th Dan) in 1977, 40 years ago. The students at The Honbu get the chance to train with the founder and creator on a regular basis.

We welcome everyone and anyone who wishes to learn and train with us, young and old, any ability. We are also happy to help those who have trained before and are looking for a new home and in most cases we will always honour gradings from bona fida groups. 

If you think learning Karate with us is of interest to you please feel free to pay us a visit, observe a class and meet the students.