How the Club began...


Burnham and Highbridge Karate Club was founded in 1979 and is the longest running Karate club in the Burnham-on-Sea area.


We practice a style of Karate called Wado-Ryu, and we are proud to be a member of the Kenshukai Wado-ryu Karate-do which is affiliated to the English Karate Federation.


 Nick Smith - Founder of the Club



It all started when Nick Smith started Wado-ryu Karate in March 1974 and has continued training and instructing since that date without a break.



Originally with the UKKF which changed to the UKKW he moved to the EKA with his instructor Mike Cross. After a number of years he joined the Higashi Karate Kai under Peter Spanton after meeting up with Alan Flook and Dave Wheatley.



Following many successful years with the HKK, Nick and his brother Rob left the HKK and became founder members of the Western Karate Union with a number of ex HKK senior grades and helped make the WKU a name in the competition arena.



Eventually Nick & Rob decided that they needed to really concentrate on Wado-ryu Karate-do and so started the Kenshukai Wado-ryu Karate-do in February 2007.  




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