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The British Wado Federation

In the UK alone, we have been waiting over 50 years for a national governing body that could cater for the needs of all karate-ka and Karate styles in England… This has still not happened. And we feel that, due to the diverse nature of the many individual styles of karate involved, it will be very unlikely to ever happen. Additionally, to attempt in unifying tradition with sport, someone inevitably loses-out further down the line; it can only survive separately.
Some say many styles are similar and can ‘merge’ together in competition under one Governing Body. Do they expect Baseball and Rounders to compete together, under the same NGB, or even Basketball and Netball? Is Football and Rugby affiliated to the same National Governing Body? Is Judo and Wrestling affiliated to the same National Governing Body? Could they possibly work together effectively? Very unlikely!! So why do people expect differing martial-arts could ever possibly work together any better than the differing ball sports would?As Wado traditionalists, what benefits have we seen by being consistently part of (and paying ‘unnecessarily’ large amounts of money for) all-styles Governing Bodies that have very little in their constitutions for the traditionalists who just simply want to progress in their own style?

British Wado Federation offers services, support, unity and an allegiance for all members – There is a dedicated committee running the affairs of the British Wado Federation so there will be no interference with the type of Wado Karate you practise.

Services available and provided by the British Wado Federation, if required, include access to Fully Comprehensive Licensing, which includes Public and Person to Person Liability Insurance, Child Protection Office/r, CRB Resources, Legal Advise, H&S Advice and Courses, generic Coaching Courses, Yudansha Registration, Grade Progression Facilities, Shiai-Gumite (Competition Sparring) Courses, Traditional Wado Courses and a Traditional Wado Competition each year, plus much more.

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