Roffey Karate club ( Roffey Wadokai) is based at the Roffey Institute Hall Crawley Road, Horsham. We teach the WADO RYU style of Japanese Karate following a traditional syllabus. This style is lighter than most and incorporates evasive and sweeping movements in defence which means it is very suitable for student of all ages and sizes. The club has students from 5 to 60 years and the classes are designed to enable everyone to participate fully.
In the Junior classes, which are split according to age, there is an atmosphere of fun as well as concentrating on the discipline required to progress in a Martial Art. In the Senior classes (over 12 years) there are many students who have progressed through from Junior classes. For more information on future courses please contact; Phil or Debbie Smith on 07708432682 or 07882512676
The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games will be taking place in March 2014. We at Roffey Karate Club have supported many Charities over the years.
So make the decision..... support a very good cause...... raise loads of money... ...have a great time and show Horsham that Karate is not just about kicking and punching but also about giving something back to people and just how great a club Roffey Karate Club is.
Just a quick update .....we are now up to 87 runners. One of our past Dan Grades has stepped up to run with us. So only 13 needed to make the 100. I think you can view all the runners on our Donation page and encourage donations at
Roffey karate ended a very successful and enjoyable year with their annual awards evening.
Agata Rychlyk; Hannah Ryder; Lizzie Blackburn; Riley Tigh; Oscar Gavira
Awards for Spirit:
Lily Killner; Ellie Fitter; Izak Varey; Jed Abrahams
Awards for Effort:
Kailas Ramesh; Charlie Sheppard; Thomas Claridge; Kealy Briggs
Hi everyone, apologies for the lack of updates through the year but Facebook seemed to take over a bit. I am trying to get our website up to date before 2014 kicks in.
It's almost impossible to capture the year because as ever it seemed to fly by with gradings courses injuries etc etc.
However the over-riding success for me is that we as a Club are still going strong, we are only a small club but the loyalty and commitment you as students and all the people who support you, show never ceases to astound me. We instructors have been very impressed by the focus and determination many of you display, and in many cases at a very young age, this was exemplified in our youngest ever Outstanding Student Jake Brotherton. It is strange to make a comparison amongst students so young but Jake reminds me of a young Sensei Jed or Sensei Andrew. Those of you who have known those two for any length of time will know what I mean.
The year has seen three gradings up to Purple Belt, two Brown belt gradings and just one Black Belt grading. But I think that through the year the standards have been rising and I have great hopes for next year. Our youngest students are really starting to progress now and I think many of them realise that they are learning a lot and very able to grade at each opportunity.
I will shortly be putting out the calendar for 2014 and I hope this year I will finally get the KATA competition off the drawing board.
We at the club now have, in addition to me (Sensei Phil) three 3rd Dans who all come along and teach regularly. They are Senseis Colin Jackson, Paul Lucas and Gregg Sandford, we have five 2nd Dans and 7 1st Dans who all train and teach regularly. This is a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience which benefits everyone in the club.
In addition there are several students at 1st KYU who will hopefully take their Black Belt grade in 2014
It is and always has been richly rewarding to be involved with Roffey Karate and that is thanks to all of you who train and as importantly those who support you students, your family and friends.
So thank you ALL for the last year and all the previous years and I look forward to more success, more fun and another great year.
Around 16 students attended last Sunday's course which was just about the optimum number as this time the BO (Staff) was one of the weapons used and as it is 6 feet long there were obvious dangers.
Once again well done to all who attended I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.