This traditional Wado Karate Dojo is based in Chelmsford, the county town of Essex in the UK.

Welcome to the Shikukai Chelmsford Website!

The Instructor is Tim Shaw 6th Dan, but the club runs under the authority of F. Sugasawa Sensei 7th Dan Renshi.
Shikukai Chelmsford is part of the Shikukai Karate-Do International.

The club was founded in 1993 by Tim Shaw and has well-established Dojos in central Chelmsford.

New members information page.

Everything you need to know. FAQs and much more.

New satellite Dojo opened at Woodham Walter, Nr Danbury Essex, Steve Thain Sensei 3rd Dan. Website:
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Additional contact details. Mobile: text or ring +44 7585 707718

Courses and the latest calendar items for 2016, on our Events page.

Commentary on Ohtsuka Sensei's writings. A companion piece and study by Tim Shaw of Ohtsuka Sensei's "Analects of the Instructor" from the book "Wado Ryu Karate".

Life of Ohtsuka Sensei. An expanded and in-depth history!
An extended article detailing the life of the founder of Wado Karate.

The Naihanchi Enigma.
Naihanchi kata - ever wondered what it's all about?
A detailed examination of this most perplexing of katas.

Article: "Wado Ryu as a Japanese Budo system".
A explanation of Japanese Budo, giving case histories and filling in the historical context with the objective of understanding Wado as a uniquely Japanese style of karate.

Article: "The Philosophy of Wado Ryu."
A unique and detailed examination of Ohtsuka Sensei's philosophy and personal objectives for Wado.



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