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About Wado-Kai Karate

Longmont Wado-Kai Karate is the next generation of Wado-Kai Shudokan Karate, which was founded by Sensei Hiroyuki Tanabe in 1988. After 30 plus years of teaching karate in northern Colorado, Sensei Tanabe went into semi retirement and is helping Sensei Gus Brockmann start a new Wado-Kai dojo in Longmont.

Longmont Wado-kai follows the traditional Karate path of Wado-Kai Shudokan. We value discipline, hard work, and a commitment to training. Anyone can be a black belt if you just keep working!

Sensei Tanabe

Wado-Kai karate has roots dating back to 1934 when Sensei Ohtsuka officially registered a “new” style of karate. Wado style karate is an amalgamation of Shotokan Karate, Jujitsu, and Kempo. Like most styles of karate, Wado include strikes with both the hands and feet. In addition, Wado includes many movement and grappling forms from both Kempo and jujitsu. This unique combination of styles make Wado a powerful and practical style of martial art for both self-defense and fitness training.

“Violent action may be understood as the way of martial arts, but the true meaning of martial arts is to seek and attain the way of peace and harmony” – Sensei Otsuka

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