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.