Founded in 2010, we are politics-free, completely independent, community-led, and fiercely committed to the development of our online members leading the way for change in the modern martial arts industry.
The W.W.K.A. has been the online training solution for the busy family or individual to learn Karate from home, school, work, or even on vacation for the last 12 years. We have members from all walks of life from all corners of the globe.
Many of our members have trained with the W.W.K.A. for years as we continue to provide quality training and guidance to all of our students.
We are constantly working to bring the best and most effective methods for our online members to improve and challenge themselves year after year and continue to provide the support and guidance that our students deserve.
My name is John Bryan head coach of the WWKA and for the last 39 years, Karate has been my life.
Now, I know that a lot of people think that Martial Arts is only about learning how to fight...and defend yourself...But the truth is, It's So Much More.
...It's really a way of life.
It's about connecting to your inner strength - what the Chinese call "chi". It's about accomplishing goals you never thought you could. It's about respecting your body and mind plus so much more.
You see I've been teaching karate to students from the age of 5 to adults in their 60's, and I have graded 1000's of students across the globe over the last 20 years and still do to this present day.......... and yes it's great to be paid to do something you love, but to be totally honest it's seeing others achieve their goals that really drives me on these days.
I began my training in the art of Karate in 1984 at the age of 11 under the head coach of Wado Ryu Karate, Kuniaki Sakagami Sensei, I've also been privileged enough to have trained under some of the top masters in the world in Shotokan, and Goju Ryu karate, Kancho Robert Sullivan Go-Kan-Ryu and Shihan Stacey Karetsian Goshukan Karate, to name just a few, and now as a 7th Dan myself feel a real passion to pass my knowledge onto my students, both on and offline, as you may have noticed from the pictures I also a have a very successful psychical school that has been running for over a decade now.
I have also achieved National Championship Gold for kata and was the undefeated regional Kumite champion for over four years. I've also produced numerous National and World Champions over the last 20 years of teaching.
I take great pride in my teaching, my training methods are innovative, simplistic, but most of all, effective. The key to my teaching lies within the details of each drill and technique that can only be taught through many years of experience.
I've trained both security and military personnel in the art of self-defence and am very proud to say I am a well-respected Instructor within the worldwide martial arts communities. and fully accredited karate Instructor through the BMABA.
But that's enough about me you are here to see if you can learn karate from home right!!! and I hope once you have taken a good look at our website you can see for yourself that you will be able to for sure with the WWKA.
NOT A BELT FACTORY!!!!
Now before we go any further, there is one thing you need to understand, the WWKA (IS NOT) a belt factory.
I expect you to be of the same standard as my physical students because, as I will be giving you direct feedback on your training from day one onwards. My goal is to make sure if you came to one of my seminars and trained alongside my physical students no one would be able to tell the difference, as I'm sure you would want for yourself right!!
At the WWKA, I'm proud to say I produce REAL Black Belts, not Paper Black Belts, I,e pay ya-money and get given ya-belts regardless!!!!!! NO WAY not here!
But if you are not afraid of putting in the work to achieve your goals, then you are in the right place and I will do my very best to shape you into the best karate-ka you could ever want to be.
Anyway, I hope you like what you see here and ill look forward to training with you soon.
Sensei Jane Bryan
Sensei Jane 4th Dan is the WWKA assistant chief instructor. She has been a student of Master Bryan for over 17 years, she is highly skilled and has won both national and international titles for kata (forms).
She has a high drive for fitness as a fully accredited fitness coach and is a vital part of the WWKA team working daily with grading assessments and feedback for students whilst also teaching In our physical Dojo.
MEET THE TEAM
Sensei Mark Springall
Sensei Mark 2nd Dan
has been a student of Master Bryan for over 12 years, he is highly respected and also a vital member of the WWKA team working daily giving feedback to our students whilst also teaching In our physical Dojo.
Mark also has won titles in Kickboxing Mark is a family man and has trained alongside both of his children and still does to this day.
Senpia Ryan Birks
Senpai (Assistant) Ryan 2nd Dan
has been a student of Master Bryan for over10 years, he again is highly respected and also a vital member of the WWKA team working daily giving feedback to our students whilst also helping teach In our physical Dojo.
Ryan started his training at the age of 7 and has not only a highly skilled karate-ka
but also as a very respectable young man and we are proud to have him as part of the WWKA team.
Listen To Luc's Journey
I did Wado-Ryu karate for years when I was young but stopped a few belts before reaching first dan.
I have regretted that ever since so I decided to pick it up again. Unfortunately, in my home town the dojo stopped and due to my busy life as a parent of three and as an entrepreneur, I sought something flexible. That's when I started looking for online karate dojos. One stood out and that was the WWKA, an online dojo that also has a physical dojo does live classes and offers a solid program run by experienced sensei's.
I was enthusiastic when I started but after achieving my yellow belt I was hooked. I knew that with the guidance of sensei's John and Jane Bryan I would be able to achieve black belt level. I must say, It's very rewarding. The program makes you earn your belts and that's what I wanted! The learning system is great and solid plus the instructors are always happy to help with feed back and advice, I look forward to reaching my goal of becoming a Black Belt with the WWKA.
WWKA 3rd Kyu