The Welsh Karate Union is an association of karate clubs throughout Wales. We are fully recognised by the top performing karate associations in Wales and are full members of "Karate Wales" Governing Body for Karate in Wales.
We have been delivering the traditional style of Shotokan karate to all ages and abilities for over 4 decades. Our emphasis is on practical self-defence, though the techniques and exercises incorporated within karate, while still promoting a high level of fitness, self-confidence and discipline.
We maintain and expect a very high standard from all our club instructors and their assistants. All our coaches are qualified and have been awarded level 1 or 2 coaching awards coaching awards, along with a compact injury first aid qualification. All coaches have attended a good Practice and Child Protection Awareness course.
We operate a Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Policy regarding children in sport, and ensure that all our instructors, assistant instructors and volunteers are DBS checked (Disclosure & Barring Services).
The WKU has a continuous coaching and education programme to ensure our instructors remain to be among the highest qualified in Wales.
Thank you for visiting our site, we hope to welcome you as a new member or visitor at one of our clubs or sessions some time in the future.
If you would like to find out a little bit more about the History of Shotokan Karate the following short video provides a useful introduction.