NEWLY PROMOTED DAN GRADES                                                                                                    At the 2016 Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy Winter Course held in Guildford, Surrey three members of the  Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai attempted Dan Grade examinations in front of the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy Dan Grade panel which included the new and third Grandmaster of Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Sensei K.Otsuka. All three members were successful in passing with many congratulations go to Mark Vallei from Exeter on passing 1st Dan, James Bolton from Bideford on passing 2nd Dan, Gary Moore from Exeter on passing 3rd Dan. Honourary member Noriko Mitsuhashi from Japan, but now living in Holland also passed 3rd Dan. 

JAPAN 2015
At the end of last August our group's senior instructor Sensei Peter Hill 6th Dan along with the chief instructor for the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy in Italy, Sensei Fernando Palladino 6th Dan traveled to Japan to attend the memorial service and pay their respects to the late Sensei H.Ohtsuka II 10th Dan Saiko Shihan, the second Grandmaster of Wado-Ryu Karate-Do.

They also attended the presentation of Sensei Kazutaka Otsuka as the third Grandmaster of Wado-Ryu Karate- Do which was held at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Recently at the British Karate Federation Championships in Glasgow senior Devon Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kai member and former European Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Kata Champion Matthew Soanes was awarded his British Karate Federation Referee's badge from the English Karate Federation's chief referee Mr Dale Gamble. Sky TV filmed much of the day on the area Matthew was officiating on and was aired recently.