Sei-Do-Kan karate club, Bramhall
Genuine Wado-Ryu karate
At Sei-Do-Kan karate club in Bramhall we practice Wado Ryu style karate. Wado Ryu is a traditional karate. It is the fastest karate style, emphasising speed, and technique, without having to rely on force or weight. It is the ideal style for both adults and children.
What is karate?
Karate is a martial art derived from indigenous Japanese and Chinese fighting techniques, the name literally translated as ’empty hand’, although weapons are sometimes used for demonstrations and training. Karate is practiced worldwide as an art form, a sport, and training for self-defence.
However, whilst Karate equips practitioners to deal with attacks, the emphasis is not on fighting but bringing discipline, respect and commitment into society. Karate is a form of Budo, the general name given to Japanese martial arts, and is often followed by the word ‘do’ (way), translating karate into a principle for living. One of the early masters of Karate, Gichin Funakoshi believed Karate to be an activity that requires humility in order to purge selfish thoughts and gain a clear and ordered mind.
According to Funakoshi, the philosophy of Karate relies on clarity, courtesy and honour. He claimed that misusing Karate techniques for unnecessary attack brings dishonour and shame. Modern Karate training is separated into three distinctions: Kihon, Kata and Kumite, each of which focus on different aspects of the discipline and which cumulatively develop the form, technique and application of the art.
Why train with the Sei-Do-Kan karate club?
Sei-do-kan has a direct lineage that goes back to the Japanese grand masters. The club was formed in the late 60’s by our first Sensei Danny Connor who trained with Hironiri Ohtsuka in Japan and the techniques have been passed down through the years with absolute faith to the original techniques. Training at Bramhall was started by Andy Silver in 1987. At Sei-Do-Kan you will learn techniques and moves that we believe you will not find at any other club.