We have a great bunch of people from all over . . .
You will find when you train with us that we are a group of people from many places - Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas - north and south.
At present we enjoy the great sense of humour of the English and Irish, the high training expectations of the South Africans and Scottish, traditional disciplines and great respect of our Japanese members and numerous unusual names from all over.
Oh, and we have a few Australians too! Not to mention the Kiwi import..”
As with many clubs around the world we expect anyone wishing to join us to take interest and show great respect to all other races and religions. We do however expect all new members to follow in the few basic traditional customs of our club no matter what the student's religion or beliefs. These are set out in the training manual and in the club's terms and conditions you recieve when you join.
Following is the declaration of the World Shotokan Karate Federation which as a member we also abide by:
WSKF Establishment Declaration
We, Karate exponents training in the art of World Shotokan, firmly reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination. We hold no position on religion or politics and recognise each individual and each separate organisation as self-determining entities. We seek the growth and development of World Shotokan and through that the development of world peace. It is our firm decision to found our art as a modern and permanent one, firmly rooted in friendship and understanding between all human beings on the planet. We seek the development and growth of a world youth and health movement based on mutual understanding between all federated member organisations. Under these guiding principles we hereby organise and found The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation .
World Shotokan Karate-do Federation 1st JUNE, 1990