West Midlands Shuhari Wadoryu is a family orientated Martial Arts club based in West Bromwich, we offer training to all ages and abilities irrespective of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
Wado-ryu is a blend of traditional Japanese karate and ju-jitsu based on relaxation, speed and technique, making it ideal for anybody to practice irrespective of age or gender. See our class schedule for class times.
Our Aim - is to adopt the highest standards and to use these to develop Wado ryu karate along the traditional lines as laid down by Meijin Hironori Ohtsuka, preserving the kata and their traditional bunkai applications, but also including techniques through Applied Martial Arts and offering a companionship to all like minded karate-ka.
SHU-HA-RI - THE THREE STAGES OF ENLIGHTENMENT
The mountain symbolises the climb in order to reach our goals, not just in the Martial Arts, but in life.
The green signifies peace and harmony on our journey. We should strive for peace within ourselves, with our fellow human beings and live in peace and harmony with our surroundings.
The Brown land signifies “The Way” is not always straightforward and sometimes you will need to “fight” or “strive” to get where you need to be in life!
We all take the long winding path up the mountain of life, wide at the bottom which signifies our absorption of the physical, mental and spiritual knowledge on a large scale. Then it narrows, which signifies a refining and better understanding of all we have absorbed on our journey.
The snow capped peak of the mountain shows purity of heart, mind and spirit that we strive so hard to attain and that which we can, if we are prepared to persevere.
The rising sun coming up behind the mountain symbolises the final enlightenment which we seek along with everlasting peace and serenity.
The Japanese writing on the left of our badge says; “SHUHARI” these are the 3 stages of our enlightenment.
The writing on the right hand side of our badge says “Wado-ryu Karate”. We have used the Japanese Kanji writing in our badge / Logo to show our links and respect for the Karate Masters both past and present.