Welcome to Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate



Sensei HessionSensei Sue was taught by Sensei Cyril Cummins 8th Dan who in turn was taught by the world famous Japanese Sensei Enoeda.

Sensei Sue taught alongside Sensei Cummins for many years and is particularly good at teaching children and beginners with her calming personality.

Now Sensei Sue has her own dojo in Weoley Castle which has been the location for one of Sensei Cummins classes for 37 years. Students from Weoley Castle are progress well through the grades and have done very well in kata and kumite tournaments. Joining Weoley Castle Shotokan Club opens up a variety of options with classes on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday with Sensei Sue.




Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate club is governed by NAKMAS an association for martial arts clubs. NAKMAS provides insurance for every student and instructor. All instructors and assistant instructors are enhanced CRB checked before being issued with a licence to teach. To learn more about NAKMAS please click on the NAKMAS image.

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Shotokan Karate was originally developed in Okinawa by Sensei Gichin Funakoshi who used the pen name Shoto which means waving pines. Through the ages it has evolved as body shapes have changed and laws no longer allow us to settle our differences in combat. However our club and associated clubs belonging to NAKMAS pride ourselves in discipline and form. Our senior instructor Sensei Sue Hession, 4th Dan, has learned from the best: the late Sensei Cyril Cummins, 8th Dan, chief instructor of Birmingham and Halesowen dojos.