Shizen-Do Kai has been established for over 30 years at various locations. It
was originally founded by The Late Eric Cheshire as Bilston Karate Club who had
over 20 years experience in Karate and attained 4 Dan Black Belt status.
Shizen-Do Kai is now a UK based group for Traditional Karate and Applied Martial
clubs within the Midlands area. The Bilston club currently boasts 10 Dan grade (Black Belt) students. Instructors are fully qualified, first aid and CRB checked and are under continuous training themselves.
While Shizen Do seeks to maintain all of the essential disciplines and basic techniques of the Wado school , we believe there is much to be learned from incorporating techniques from other styles . We therefore practice Kata (form) and
combat techniques from other sources. At its best Karate teaches self-discipline , self-defence and confidence and is one
of the best forms of fitness training for all ages and both sexes. The minimum age is 6 years. There is no upper age limit - we find that many people take up or return to karate in middle age . There are also opportunities to take part in competition Kumite (sparring) and Kata though this is not compulsory We hope to create a feeling of well being and confidence. We are a friendly group
open to all new members.