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Reading Karate Club Instructors

The instructors at the Reading Karate club are insured, first aid trained and registered with England Wado Kai. All adult instructors have had DBS checks.

Currently the club instructor is Rob Barrett (3rd Dan, Black Belt).

The senior instructor for the association is Sensei Barry Wilkinson (7th Dan, Black Belt).

Rob Barrett

Carl Spiller - Karate RefereeRob Barrett has been the Sensei for the Reading Wado Kaikarate club since October 2006.

Rob Barrett holds Third Dan Black Belt certificates awarded by England Wado Kai and the Federation of Wado Kai Europe

Rob is a qualified first aider and has DBS certification from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Rob Barrett also completes regular safeguarding training.

Rob is an experienced coach with a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training and is also a qualified British Canoeing Level 3 White-Water Coach. Rob also holds a British Safety Council (BSC) Level 2 Award in Occupational Health & Safety

As part of his CPD, Rob has completed a range UK Coaching training in areas such as leadership, Equality/ Diversity & Inclusion, learning, coaching techniques and position of trust legislation.

Rob also holds Covid Safe Martial Arts Instructor certification.

Full Biography of Rob Barrett »

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Starting Karate

Do you want to learn karate?
Karate can make very positive changes to your life, teaching discipline, etiquette and respect for all.

If you're thinking about starting karate, there's no time like the present. Read our beginners guide to find out more›

Starting Karate


What should I wear? What's with the bowing? Am I too old? How fit do I need to be? Will I get hurt?

Hopefully we can answer all your questions on our FAQ page›

Frequently Asked Questions

Grading Syllabus

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Kids Club

At Reading Wado Kai Karate club we run a class catered especially for children.

As well as the normal training we have various martial arts related games to keep their interest. more›

Childrens Karate Reading

Adults Classes

Have you always wanted to take up karate but always found a reason not to join?

The popular concern is that everyone will be like Bruce Lee and you won't fit in - that just isn't the case. Adult Karate Class›

Adult Karate Class

How to find us

Reading Wado Kai Karate Club train at
South Reading Community Hub,
252 Northumberland Avenue,
Reading, Berkshire.
RG2 7QA.

South Reading Community Hub

Karate Books

See some of the karate books recomended by our instructors and members. Karate Books›

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Wado Ryu Karate manualAngry White PyjamasSport Stretch

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History of Wado Kai

The Origins of Karate can be traced back as far as the Greek Olympic games of 776 B.C.
Wado History›

Wado History

Dojo Rules

Karate is not just a sport it is also a school of discipline and a few simple rules for respectful behaviour and safety must be observed within the Dojo.

Respect for the Dojo facilitates good learning and good karate. Dojo Rules›

Dojo Rules

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