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Wales Week / Berkshire 2024 : Karate Week

If you have been thinking of something new for 2024 how about Karate?

Cardiff born Sensei Gary Leyshon runs both the Wokingham and Caversham Shotokan Karate Academy.

Gary (who has been training at karate for more years than he cares to remember) still competes and recently he and two of his fellow instructors were placed third in the team kata at the WUMF World Championships at the K2 in Crawley.

Gary is offering free trial sessions at the club venues during w/c Monday 26 February to Saturday 2 March 2024.

Monday 26th February 2024

Thameside PrimaryCaversham

7.30 to 9pm


Tuesday 27th February 2024

Evendons SchoolWokingham

6.15 to 7.45pm

Wednesday 28th February 2024

6.45 to 8.45pm

Friday 1st March 2024

Hartley Wintney WI Hut / Hartley Wintney

6.00 to 7.00pm


Saturday 2nd March 2024

Thameside PrimaryCaversham

09.30 to 11.00am

3.30 to 5.00pm

If you are interested please send Sensei Gary an email ( to express your interest and which day you will be attending –

Sensei Gary says: “I am delighted to be offering a free taster at Wokingham and Caversham Shotokan Karate during Wales Week / Berkshire.

Karate is excellent for flexibility, physical fitness, self-defence, wellbeing and mental health. I look forward to seeing you at one of the sessions.

Please wear loose clothing and bring some water”.


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