Newsletter – 14 Mar 2022


Wessex Karate Academy is run by a committee which is elected at the Annual General Meeting.  This year’s AGM is to be held via Zoom on Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 8.30pm.

We are always looking for new committee members and this year in particular a new secretary.

Please speak to Sensei’s Peter Thompson or Paul Foot if you are interested in being involved. But please feel free to attend if you are just interested to see how the club is running.

Forthcoming Events

3rd April 2022 – Seniors training – Twyford / Reading

10th April 2022 – Brown / black belt training – Weymouth

24th April 2022 – GKI AGM and Seniors training – Reading

1st May 2022 – All grades Kumite training – Weymouth

8th May 2022 – Brown / black belt training – Weymouth

15th May 2022 – Tournament & referee training – Weymouth

22nd May 2022 – Wessex interclub tournament – Weymouth

26 – 29th May 2022 – UK Gasshuku Wokingham

Summer Mini Gasshuku Belguim – to be confirmed

2 – 4th September 2022 = Summer Gasshuku Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Karate Information Books

Dave Vest has kindly updated the Companion of Traditional Karate. These can be purchased from Dave at £10.00 each.

Wessex Interclub Tournament

After a gap of a few years we are pleased to announce the next Tournament on 22nd May 2022. This will be a Wessex Interclub event open to all students from our Wessex clubs including Crewkerne and Falmouth.

Events will include kumite, kata and team kata.

More details and application forms to follow.


We would like to welcome the Falmouth club to Wessex Karate Academy. We now have clubs in Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall.