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WYSOK is an acronym for West Yorkshire Schools Of Karate & Oriental Arts which is a karate and martial arts association of clubs based in and around Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

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Newmillerdam, Wakefield
Newmillerdam Karate Club
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Flanshaw, Wakefield
Eagle Rose School Of Karate
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Sharlston, Wakefield
Hanshin Karate Club
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Morley, Leeds
Iruka Karate Club
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Yojindo Karate Club
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Alverthorpe, Wakefield
Optimal Ju Jitsu
(Ju Jitsu)

Wakefield Centre
Optimal Kickboxing

Newmillerdam, Wakefield
Newmillerdam Pee Wee's
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Lupset/Thornes, Wakefield
Lupset Karate Club
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Morley, Leeds
Iruka Pee Wee Club
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Thorner & Beeston, Leeds
Suzaku Martial Arts
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Lupset/Thornes, Wakefield
Lupset Karate Club Juniors
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Sharlston, Wakefield
Hanshin Kickboxing

Alverthorpe, Wakefield
Junior Jitsu
(Ju Jitsu)

Bubwith, Near Selby
Red Tigers Karate Club
(Wado Ryu Karate)

Meltham, Huddersfield
Meltham Self Defence and Ju Jitsu Club
(Ju Jitsu/Self Defence)

West Yorkshire Schools
Of Karate & Oriental Arts

WYSOK is the common name and acronym for the martial arts accosiation 'West Yorkshire Schools Of Karate & Oriental Arts'.

Based in and around Wakefield, West Yorkshire, we are an association of Karate and martial arts clubs dedicated to delivering first class tuition in the martial arts.

Wado Ryu Karate is the main martial arts style taught within the association, but we also have Ju Jitsu, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts clubs. In addition we hold regular courses and grading's in other styles and Martial Arts such as Muchin-Do Karate and traditional Okinawan weaponry.

To find your nearest WYSOK Club

WYSOK was Established in 1979 and is headed by its founder and Chief instructor 'Shihan Ann Walker' who after over 35 years of training and dedication to the martial arts became the first woman in Europe to be awarded the prestigious title of 7th Dan in Wado Ryu Karate. Since 1979 WYSOK has continued to grow and now boasts numerous karate and martial arts clubs throughout the area.

Whilst WYSOK is big enough to support students in learning and instructors in teaching, and to supply services to both students and instructors like tournaments, courses and grading etc, it is small enough to ensure all students and instructors are made feel part of the association.

One of the main aims of WYSOK is to foster and encourage the development of the martial arts, in whatever form they may take and to forge good relations with others and local communities.

If you are interested in martial arts training for either yourself or your children please browse to our 'Clubs' section to find your nearest club or Click Here to send us an email.

All WYSOK instructors are first aid qualified, CRB checked, insured and most importantly have the knowledge and experience that only comes from many years of martial arts training, in fact it is fair to say many of our instructors have been training longer than some instructors out there have been born.

WYSOK are proud members of NAKMAS the national governing body of Karate and martial arts schools in the UK and as such are kept up to date with the latest information and coaching methods.

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