Wa Shin kan Budo kai will be offering Fitness classes from Saturday 9th June.  The Fatburn Extreme programme is a proven 30 minutes effective workout.  Only £3 per session and members and non members are welcome to participate.

Contact Doug: 07593621139

One to one personal martial arts sessions, Strength and conditioning for athletes and sports massage are now available.


Sports massage sessions are from £20 for a 30 minute session or £40 for an hour.


There will be training programme templates available on this page that can be used and adapted.  For more info please contact 07593621139

Training recognised by the national Strength and Conditioning Association is available
Training recognised by the national Strength and Conditioning Association is available
Four week programme
This is a downloadable four week training plan. It would suit a traditional karateka. It is three times per week and it requires some basic gym equipment. Good luck with it and I hope it works!!!
Karate training programme.ods
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The video clip above shows kettlebell swings.  This mode of training is excellent in that it is time efficient, gives an excellent cardiovascular response and is superb for martial artists!


Note how that on the video the exercise is hip dominant in that the knees do not bend or squat.  This posterior chain of muscles, those on the back of the body are hugely important for performance.  This is as opposed to the anterior chain of muscles, those on the front of the body which are more for aesthetics, how things look!

Plyometric training & Demo

THis is a short clip and demo of plyometric exercise - this is extremely useful for martial arts, karate-do, judo or any athletic endevour for that matter.  we already use it in our training in the dojo, especially on the judo tatami.  Those of you who attend the dojo at Newcastle college will have done this type of training before but perhaps with medicine balls!  Those who have not experienced this - give it a try!  It can help your performance loads if you are a competitor or training to challenge yourself!

Tyre Training

This is the Wa Shin Kan seniors doing some conditioning training.  very functional exercise as well as mentally challenging!

Some excellent training ideas from the IYCA!  See how useful they are for martial arts!

Some power training ideas from IYCA - we use a lot of them at Wa Shn Kan Dojo.  Sandbells have been used to some good effec at the College dojo and with our Judoka.