Shinbukan Shotokan Karate - WSKO

Shinbukan Shotokan Karate - WSKO


WSKO All Grade Course
Sunday 23rd February... 11-12pm
Tonyrefail Leisure Centre.
Itโ€™s Important to Attend these Courses to be Eligible to Grade.
Donโ€™t Forget Your Member ID Card For a Quick Registration.
WSKO Admin
Reminder WSKO All Grade Course
Sunday 26th January... 11-12pm
Tonyrefail Leisure Centre.
Itโ€™s Important to Attend these Courses to be Eligible to Grade.
Donโ€™t Forget Your Member ID Card For a Quick Registration.
WSKO Admin
Great fun at the dojo last night..

Shinbukan Karate club is a small friendly club. We are a member of the Welsh Shotokan Karate.

Operating as usual


Congratulations goes to 2 students at Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club who have recently passed their Gradings and gained their new belts with our Chief Instructor Sensei Jason Ashcroft.

Ava Wood has passed her Orange Belt and is a brand new Red Belt. Well done Ava and keep up the good work. Helen Wood


Alfie McDonald who has passed his Red Belt and is now brand new Yellow Belt. Well done Alfie all your hard work has now paid off. Amy Mcdonald

Well done to the both of you from Sensei Liam and Mark. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰

[11/12/20]   Brilliant news ...... I can confirm that we are starting back indoors at Rhondda Fach Sports Centre !!! We will be resuming training from Monday 16th November. Please read below
1. Temporary new times is Monday and Wednesday night 6pm-7pm.
2. Unfortunately places are limited to 15.
3. We are in studio 2.
4. All social distancing measures must be adhered to.
5. This is a new process for everyone but Iโ€™m sure we will make it work !
6. Any licences that have expired will need to be renewed as soon as possible with the renewal date being effective

Any further updates will be announced here ๐Ÿ‘ measures must be adhered to.


Happy 8th Birthday to one of our students Ava Wood. We hope you are enjoying your isolation party from all us at Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club and the WSKO. Helen Wood ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ

[09/13/20]   WSKO Indoor Training

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases over the past week and that RCT are one of the highest areas in Wales... The WSKO Instructors have decided to hold off on starting our Indoor Training Tomorrow..

This was a hard decision for us as we were all excited to get back to some normality..
But safety for Us and our Students is most important..

So for the next few weeks we will continue with our Karate Outdoor Sessions and can please everyone make a huge effort to we keep training together...

We will then assess the situation at the end of September...

Thanks For Your Understanding

WSKO Instructors

[08/19/20]   Breaking News.......We are nearly there! Almost ready for going back indoors to train!!!! We have been working hard in the background and we are nearly ready to announce our exciting news, Just keep an eye on the page for the updates.


Passed the course guys ๐Ÿฅ‹


Great to be back teaching tonight, realised how much Iโ€™ve missed it I was buzzing.

[07/12/20]   So we are still not any closer to opening back at The Dojo, but following government guidance we are allowed to train outside. So from this coming Tuesday and Thursday we are putting on sessions at Tonyrefail sports fields which all clubs can attend !

Meet in the car park 5.45pm lesson is 6pm - 7pm. One step closer to getting back to the dojo. ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿฅ‹


Happy 10th Birthday to one of our black belt students Scarlett Sherlock We hope you are enjoying your day in the lovely sunny weather from all of us at Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club and the WSKO. ๐Ÿฅ‹ ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆMark Sherlock Sharon Sherlock


Happy Birthday to one of of our students Maya-Ann Griffiths. We hope you are enjoying your isolation party from all is at Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club and the WSKO. Wyn Griffiths ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ


Happy birthday to Sensei Liam today.


Another fantastic effort, this time from Lily. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


Our first entry for the draw your favourite Sensei comp. This is by none other than Ava Grace Wood. Age 7 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Helen Wood


Happy Birthday to Sensei Mark Sherlock. We hope you are enjoying your isolation party from all students at Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club.


A great weekend for Ferndale Karate Club, Firstly to Scarlet Sherlock for entering the WKGB closed championship on Saturday and then Scarlet, Alfie and Ava completing their grading on Sunday.

Scarlett took:
๐Ÿฅ‡Gold in under 10s Category
๐ŸฅˆSilver in under 12s +40 Category

Then Sunday we had a small group doing their grading

Scarlett went for her Dan Grading (Black Belt) and passed with flying colours. Scarlett worked incredibly hard over the last couple of months training between 5-6 days a week which has clearly payed off. Welldone Scarlett we are all incredibly proud and happy for you and now your Karate journey begins.

We also had Alfie McDonald and Ava Wood taking their grading with them passing their Kyu belts. Welldone to both of you and keep up your fantastic training.

Alfie is now a 8 Kyu (Red Belt)
Ava is now a 9 Kyu (Orange Belt)

Welldone to all of you what a fantastic weekend for Ferndale Karate Club and the WSKO Organisation. ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿฅ‹


A nice little warm-up for the weekend. Letโ€™s go, everyoneโ€™s welcome.

[03/09/20]   Some good grading work from the team tonight.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


๐Ÿฅ‹Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club๐Ÿฅ‹

February 2020 Student of the Month

Ava Wood

Welldone Ava keep up the good work.


Welsh Shotokan Karate Organisation

Friday fit club, open to all.

Hereโ€™s a little montage of last nights combat fitness class with guest instructor Sensei Gerwyn. This is a fab class open to everyone including parents and friends. Contact senseiโ€™s Liam CN and Mark Sherlock for more information


๐Ÿฅ‹Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club๐Ÿฅ‹

February 2020 Attendance Winners

Scarlett Sherlock
Ava Wood
Seren Vaughan



๐Ÿฅ‹Ferndale Shotokan Karate Club๐Ÿฅ‹

January 2020 Attendance Winners

Scarlett Sherlock
Maya Griffiths
Seren Vaughan
Lily-Mai Middleton


On tonight guys...๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘


Pentre Shotokan Flyer 2b

Untitled Album 20/02/2020

Pentre Shotokan Flyer 2b


Funky Friday guys! See you there..


This is a great idea, perhaps some our members may want to enter?

Dear all,

Itโ€™s competition time!!

The EKF welcome you to submit your design ideas for the medals that will be used for the Commonwealth Championships. The winner will receive free entry for the weekend and also be provided with the opportunity of handing out some of the medals at the medal ceremony.

All entries are to be submitted to: [email protected] by no later than 9pm (UK time) on 1st June 2020. This will allow for the winner to be chosen and the medal cast.

We look forward to receiving your responses.

Commonwealth Karate Federation

[02/07/20]   Good work in fitness class tonight, see you next week. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‹


Funky fit Friday guys


Great turnout, cracking session tonight guys ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅ‹


Friday funky fitness๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ 29/01/2020

What are the Benefits of Karate?

So true Discover the many benefits Karate has to offer regarding health and well being.


Bassai dai!


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Here are some photos and videos from tonight Fitness Lesson
Fitness and Fighting Technique Training




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