Training timetable (Sep 2020)

Indoor classes (WTMA Gym – Weymouth)

Indoor classes are size limited so booking is required. To book please click on this link: Karate Class Booking

Monday 5.00 – 5:45pm Children (All Grades)
6.00 – 7.00pm Family
7.15 – 8.45pm Adults
Thursday 6.00 – 7.00pm Black belts
Friday 10.00 – 11.00am Adults

Indoor classes (Yoga Centre – Dorchester)

Indoor classes are size limited so booking is required. To book please click on this link: Karate Class Booking

Tuesday 4.45 – 5:30pm Children (All Grades)
8.00 – 9.30pm Adults

Zoom Sessions

Sunday 5.00 – 6.00pm All students
6.00 – 7.00pm Kobudo

For a link to the Zoom meeting please Contact Us or visit the Facebook site: Facebook: Wessex Karate Academy

Times are subject to change so please check back regularly.

Zoom for Non-WKA Members

Non-WKA members can join in on the Zoom sessions on a pay-per-class basis, please use the Buy Now link below to purchase.

Note: The PayPal payment option is for Zoom classes only, if you need to pay for other classes please Contact Us.


AGM 1st Sep 2020 – 9pm

The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 1st Sep 2020 at 9pm, after the adult’s zoom training session.

All members are welcome and encouraged to take part. If you would like a role within the club or just interested in how the club is run please join in. For more information please contact Sensei Pete.

June training update

Message from Sensei Pete regarding the gradual return to normal training and private classes:

"Most classes are the same as the last few weeks but you will see 121 on some days, these are private sessions for adults like I did before lock down at the dojo. Some are now booked for four weeks but one is open to be booked each week and I will slowly increase them. They are paid for separately and you will need to contact me direct. 

As it stands I will be running them from Radipole park in Weymouth but I may look into a Dorchester venue in the near future.

From next week will start small classes for up to six students, I will probably do a single children's class and a couple of adult or family classes, because of demand and contact rules they will need to be booked in advance. I will be prioritising to those students who cannot train online but have been paying fees throughout this period. If this is you please get in touch to let me know if you are interested.

I will be keeping most zoom classes going and every online class you do counts towards your zoom certificates and future grading attendances so lets keep training!"

Zoom Virtual Training

Sensei Pete will be hosting a Zoom virtual training session on Fri 26 Mar 2020. If it’s successful the plan is to host several a week over the next coming weeks and months. Tomorrow’s sessions will be:

3pm – Adults

4pm – Kids

Please see the Facebook site for more information about joining the Zoom session:

Facebook: Wessex Karate Academy

Covid-19: Virtual training

With the government asking all gyms to close and the rules on social distancing our normal training regime has been turned upside down. However, karate training never stops and so Sensei Pete and the other instructors are working on virtual training resources for all WKA members.

More details to follow!


Wessex Karate Academy is following all government and Sport England advice for Coronavirus. As such all classes are on as usual unless otherwise notified.

“… given that being fit and healthy acts as a deterrent to most infections, it’s crucial that members of the public continue to lead active lives throughout this period, whether that’s using a local gym or walking or cycling, where it’s possible to do so…”

Sport England – Coronavirus: information for the sector

If the guidance changes we will post updates to this web site and our Facebook page.

Newsletter – March 2020


Wessex Karate Academy is run by a committee which is elected at the Annual General Meeting.  This year’s AGM is on Friday, 24th April 2020 at 7.30pm at the WTMA Gym (Weymouth Dojo).  

We are always looking for new committee members.

Please speak to Paul Foot (Chairman) 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.

Kumite Course

Sensei Peter will be doing a Kumite training course on Sunday 15th March from 1.00 – 2.30pm at the WTMA Gym. The course fee will be £5.00 and is open to all adults and cadets who train at a senior’s class.

Summer Gasshuku

This year’s Summer Gasshuku is being held in the UK at Chichester from 22 – 25th July 2020. Please see the link on the GKI website for more information and to book your place.

Skittles Night

Dave Vest has organized a skittles evening on Saturday 21st March 2020 at the Colliton Club, Dorchester from 6.30pm. The cost will be £5 per person and includes a basket meal. Please see Dave to book your place and for menu choice.


Wessex Karate Academy has an inclusive, equal access & welcoming policy for all members.  As such is currently applying to Sports England in achieving ‘Safeguarding Martial Arts Code’. Wessex Karate Academy hold high standards & value the welfare & wellbeing of children & adults who attend karate. Related policies and procedures are in place to uphold safeguarding standards. As part of maintaining standards we wish to remind members of Wessex Karate Academy having a Welfare Officer, Carly Barrett-Greening tel: 07850 732303. Welfare officer policies and procedures, compliment & complaints procedures can be seen on website:

Please do not hesitate to contact Carly or Sensei Peter with any areas you may wish to discuss.