Mon 19th Sep – Classes Cancelled

On Monday 19 September 2022 – the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral – the nation will gather to reflect on the long and happy life of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

As a mark of respect, all classes have been cancelled for the day.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to His Majesty The King, The Royal Family and all those whose lives she touched.

CLASS TIME CHANGES: From 5th Sept 2022

From the 5th Sept 2022 there are a few changes to the class timetable.

Tuesday – Dorchester

5.15 – 6.15pm Junior beginners (White belts & Yellow belts)

6.15 – 7.30pm Juniors advanced (Orange belts or higher)

7.30 – 8.00pm Instructors (3rd dan & above)

8.00 – 9.30pm Adults

Friday – Dorchester 

5.30 – 7.00pm All students

Friday – Weymouth

4.45 – 6.00pm All students

Interclub Competition – 22 May 2022 (Updated)

WKA will be hosting an interclub tournament on Sunday 22nd May. Students from all the affiliated clubs will be taking part, including Weymouth, Dorchester, Milbourne St. Andrew, Crewkerne, and Cornwall. We encourage parents and family members to stay and support the students.

Sunday 22 May – Competition

Estimated Times

9:00am – 10:00am Venue setup – please help if you can
10:00am – 12:30pm Individual Kata + Team Kata
1:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 3:30pm Kumite
3:30pm – 4:00pm Medals and grading certificates

There will be some food and drink available to buy on the day but we recommend all juniors bring a packed lunch and a water bottle.

All competitors should bring the following:

  • Gi & belt
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch / snacks

Kumite competitors must also bring:

  • Mitts
  • Gumshield
  • Shin+insteps (if you have your own)

If you haven’t already applied to take part and would like an entry form you can download it here:

Entry Form

Please complete it and hand in to Sensei Pete ASAP.

Help Wanted

During the day we’ll need lots of adult help to keep the competition running smoothly, if you’re available to help please contact Sensei Pete. Specifically we need:

  • First Aid Support
  • Refreshments stall
  • Photographer

Christmas class times

All Karate classes will continue as normal up to Monday 20th December and return on Monday 3rd January 2022.

Every year we do a class over Christmas week, this year there will be two, on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th, class times maybe different so please check each day below.

Monday 13th -Friday 17th: All classes on as normal

Monday 20th – All classes on as normal

Tuesday 21st: No junior class. Adults 8-9.30pm

Thursday 23rd: Closed

Friday 24th: Closed

Monday 27th: Mixed class open to all 6-7.30pm

Tuesday 28th: Adults 8.00-9.30pm

Thursday 29th: Closed

Friday 30th: Closed

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th January: All classes return as normal

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Winter Gasshuku – Weymouth (19 Nov – 21 Nov)

The booking system for the winter Gasshuku is now open on the GKI site, spaces are limited so please book early:

International Gasshuku, Wessex , England . Friday 19th November – Sunday 21st Nov 2021

From the GKI:

“Sensei Pete Thompson (6th Dan) will be hosting the International Gasshuku at his dojo in Weymouth this November

The senior instructors at the Gasshuku will be:

Sensei Len Sim – 8th Dan

Sensei Kevin Nason – 7th Dan

All the training will take place at Wessex Traditional Martial Arts in Weymouth.”

The Sayonara Party will be held at the Riviera Hotel in Weymouth on Sat 20th Nov, from 7:30PM till Midnight. If you wish to book a room special hotel rates have been negotiated for the event, details are available on the GKI booking page.

Training timetable (from 19th July)

We are pleased to confirm that we will be returning to St Mary’s Church Hall from Tuesday 20th July 2021.

The new class times are shown below:

Monday5.00 - 6.00pmWeymouth
6.00 - 7.15pmWeymouth
Juniors 8Kyu+ (Orange belts or higher)
7.15 - 8.45pmWeymouth
Tuesday4.45 - 5.45pmDorchester
(St Mary's)
All Juniors
5.45 - 6:15pm...continuing for 7Kyu+
8.00 - 9.30pmDorchester
(St Mary's)
Thursday5.15 - 6.45pmMilborne St. AndrewAll Students
Friday10.00 – 11.30amWeymouth
4.45 – 5.45pmWeymouth
SundaySuspended for Summer


Beach training – Sat 3rd July 2021

All students are invited to a beach training session on Saturday 3rd July. For those that don’t need to rush off, there will be a social afterwards.

Where –  Sandsfoot Castle beach, Castle Rd, Weymouth. DT4 8QE

Time – 10am – 12pm (meet on beach)

What to bring – Gi trousers, white t-shirt, (ideally WKA t-shirt, no coloured t-shirts) or gi jacket, belt, water bottle, towel.

Cost – Free to students on monthly memberships. £5 for those playing per class

Note: Please make sure you have sun cream applied before training.

For children attending without an adult please make sure you have submitted a permission slip to Sensei Pete.