BKKA Southport Wado-Ryu Karate

BKKA Southport Wado-Ryo Sport Karate & Kickboxing Karate is the ultimate art of unarmed combat as well as a superb system of achieving physical fitness and control and self confidence.

There are numerous Karate Styles, in this club you will learn Sport Karate and self-defence based on Wado-Ryu and Sport Kickboxing. This Karate style not only utilises techniques from Wado-Ryu but also absorbs other styles to build confidence for men women and children who can start from the age of 5. Our belt grading system is: white, Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, Brown (White Tag), Brown (Black Tag), 1st Dan Blackbelt.

Operating as usual

Photos from BKKA Southport Wado-Ryu Karate's post 05/09/2021

Following training in lockdown has not been easy, but yesterday Callum worked hard and was rewarded by his dedication by achieving his second Dan. Here are just a few shots that captured his experience and well deserved reward.

[08/31/21]   Hi everyone, summer holidays are almost over and we return to training at Birkdale High School on Monday 6th September. Great opportunity to start something new, beginners class 7-8pm, first lesson free.

[05/17/21]   Hi Everyone, I know it has been a while but we are able to return to the school from next Monday the 24th May 7-8 in the dining room as usual. However, due to the controls, you have to pre-book your space so if you could PM me or contact me to let me know you are attending I will book you in. We will still be socially distanced so no pairs work, it will all be solo work for the time being.

Thank you Mike

[02/08/21]   Something a bit different in tonight’s session looking at some defensive blocks from old style boxing and then developed that to incorporate it alongside the pad Kata we learned recently, keeping us thinking and developing our technique- keep kicking!

[02/01/21]   Another great training session tonight, basic techniques, some work on kata and bunkii solo exercises. Don’t forget online classes Monday and Thursday nights, great way to keep active on training.

[01/20/21]   Hi everyone, do not forget we have online classes running on Monday and Thursday night. Message me if you would like an invite and those invited if you could accept or decline the invite for each lesson please.

[01/02/21]   Happy New Year everyone - just an update for all. As we are back in T3 and no classes allowed I will resume online classes from Monday 11 Jan so look out for your invite. If anyone would like to join the classes then look to message me and I will add you to the invite.


[11/16/20]   Do not forget this weeks online class is on Thursday - see you there



Jesse Enkamp

This is a great video - well worth watching

The oldest kata in Karate?! 👊🥋🤯

[10/27/20]   The online class last night went down well I will continue with these until the T3 restrictions are relaxed to allow classes so look out for your invite, it will be the same time 7-8 each Monday night. Any questions just ask me make sure r you have your hand mitt!

[10/25/20]   Hi everyone you should have an invite to join an online class tomorrow, normal class time 7-8. If you have not got the invite and would like one then please message me.

[10/18/20]   Hi everyone, update following an exchange with the school on Friday, whilst the status for our area continues to be classed as T3 we will not be able to train at the school. As soon as we are downgraded to T2 as long as the rules remain unchanged we can return to training at the school. I do not want to leave it as we did during full lock down so I would like to offer training on line starting next Sunday the 25th October. Can you confirm your place and I will send you the invite £4 per person paid in advance 1pm to 2.30pm.
Thank you


Jesse Enkamp

This is a great watch, 20 minutes well spent.

Patrick McCarthy is the world’s leading Karate historian and researcher.

For the past 20 years, I’ve published many videos, blogs and interviews about McCarthy Sensei, his historical translations, great books, and remarkably insightful Kata-applications. His work has shaped my understanding of Karate in general and Kata applications specifically.

Nothing exemplifies this better than his unique Koryu Uchinadi drills that I’ve had the honor of personally learning and teaching since he first visited my dojo in the 1990s. No one has taught me more, and few masters know or have contributed more than has he. It is my sincere wish that everyone realise just how much I have gained from this unique leader and his continued mentorship.

I most enthusiastically encourage all my followers to not only recognise his important contributions, but to also understand how it has helped shape and influenced the thoughts of an entire generation of learners.



Ah have to wait until Jan 2021 - in the meantime you can keep kicking on Monday nights at Birkdale high!

The dojo is back open. Cobra Kai S3 arrives 8 January (and S4 is also gearing up to join the gang).


Hi, All Just to confirm as things stand at the moment Classes remain open at Birkdale 7-8 pm Mondays see you there!

[09/15/20]   Hi Everyone, it was great to be back after six months last night do not forget we are open as normal 7-8 every Monday at Birkdale HighSchool only at the moment Formby venue is still closed.

[09/08/20]   Good news everyone the school has confirmed we can start back Monday the 14 September 6-7 so see you there.

[09/07/20]   Hi everyone, sorry for the radio silence in terms of starting back. Both are venues have been unavailable up until now, I am just waiting confirmation that we can start back at Birkdale from next Monday the 14th September. If this is confirmed I will provide an update in time for next Monday and of course we will practice social distancing, there will be no contact but I will look to incorporate some pad drills you can practice on your own, individual drills and of course kata.
Of course we would welcome any new starters looking for something new classes will be at Birkdale high school, 6-7 all are welcome 5 and upwards.
Any questions please pm me.
Thank you



Iain Abernethy

this made me laugh - god job Iain Abernethy 👍👍👍👍


Missing your friends from the dojo? Have a virtual street fight! Yesterday I asked everyone to send a video of them staggering backward and then throwing a technique towards the camera. A quick bit of editing later and we had this :-) There’s loads of good sound effects freely available. I also had to put myself in a couple of times to get the continuity between techniques. Not hard to do though and the result entertained us!


How To Practice BUNKAI Alone

Thanks to John G for pointing out the link but given the current situation this is a great outline for training on your own


Learn practical Karate training from Jesse "The Karate Nerd" Enkamp in this solo #bunkai tutorial. Practice kata applications without an opponent, by creatin...


Master Ken

Just some fun

Master Ken recommends Shadow Boxing to Maintain Social Distancing! Stay safe out there!


Jesse Enkamp

Whilst we are not able to train together this is an excellent way of taking some time out of your day, for those of you who no more than one kata choose a kata a day - have fun!

Here's a 10-min KATA workout you can do at home! 🥋


One Minute, One Sport | Karate

Happy New Year - looking for your new resolution start - try out a trial Olympic sport in 2020, first 4 lessons free


Let's learn about Karate. Sixty seconds, that's not a lot of time, what can you do in a minute? In One Minute, Tokyo 2020 will tell you all you need to know ...

[12/04/19]   Hi everyone just a reminder that there is no class this coming Sunday the 8th Dec as there is a Christmas fair being held at the venue, classes resume as normal the week after the 15th

Birkdale remains open.


Nasskc Southport Wado-Ryu Karate's cover photo

[10/28/19]   Hi all just a reminder no Karate tonight as the school is closed open as usual from next Monday.

thesportsdaily.com 17/10/2019


Fancy having a try - first 4 lessons are free!

thesportsdaily.com Martial Arts is a combination of various Arts of combat and self-defense. It is a form of training for both the body and mind and is thus better for kids than team sports. It includes basic fightin…

[10/06/19]   Hi all, just to let you know tomorrow nights Monday class 7 October is not on due to other commitments we are open as usual Monday 14 October.

[09/22/19]   New classes starting Monday 23 September- never been before no matter try something new - first 4 lessons for free! Come and try Wado Ryu Karate a mix between Shotokan karate and Jujitsu a great form to defend your self and loved ones. Any questions just inbox me. See you there Monday.

[09/16/19]   Hi everyone just to let you know Karate is not on tonight due to open evening sorry for late noteification but only found out when i arrived


Iain Abernethy

Another great review of an element of what we do portrayed in Iain’s easy to understand and practical manner, take the time to read the article too.

For those who missed it on YouTube, here is a new video in which discuss the role of kihon within karate training. For a more detailed explanation of my thoughts, please read this article: https://www.iainabernethy.co.uk/article/case-kihon


ah ha

[08/07/19]   Don’t forget Friday lesson this Friday at Formby 7pm start see you all there


Also name the kata?


Some new members training with us to day escapees from the mad hatters tea party!

Videos (show all)

Also name the kata?
Great training session today looking at using pads and then the same sequence without to build up that matrix of trainin...
Sunday morning at Formby - come down and give it a try great way to get fit and have fun whilst building confidence, dis...
So who said it is too hot to train!!!
A Big thank you to all who took part in today's competition, there were some great performances in both the Kata and the...
Another great training session today 3 hours concentrating on bunkai from the Pinan katas and in the last hour looking a...
Working with Dave Cartawick on Naihanchi flow drill
Ian and Phill running through a little self defence
sorry for the quality of this kata but in my defence lol i had just walked 3 and a half hours up snowdon and was a littl...
We are looking for new members to join we will be starting classes for beginners in the new year from Monday 7 th Jan at...





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