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Hironori Otsuka
Loughton Wado-Kai Instructor 
Sensei Jason Walton 4th Dan


Jason began his Wado karate training back in 1986 starting at the Guildford Wado-Kai Karate Club. The club was then part of the Southern Karate-Do Wado-Kai Association. He attained his 1st Dan black belt in 1995, 2nd Dan in 2014, 3rd Dan in 2017. In 2021 he was promoted and awarded his 4th Dan at the England Wado-Kai Autumn Course which was held in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


During the 1990s Jason taught at various clubs on a regular basis and ran his own club in Guildford for 3 years, before moving to Essex.


Throughout his training, Jason has competed in many Association, National and Mixed Style competitions. In both 2013 (Hungary) and 2014 (Italy), Jason was selected for the England Wado-Kai Karate Team, and represented his country at the European Wado-Kai Karate Championships, competing in the Senior Mens Individual Kata category on both occasions.


Jason has been taught by many leading exponents of the Wado style of karate including Master Toru Arakawa 9th Dan and Sensei Shingo Ohgami 8th Dan, but his main instruction has been with Sensei Barry Wilkinson 8th Dan, Chairman of England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei and Vice President of Federation of European Wado-Kai. Jason is often an instructor on the many courses offered by the EWKR and he continues to train on a weekly basis at the Guildford and Aldershot clubs. He is also a qualified EWKR Wado-kai Kata Judge and a European Wado-kai Kata Judge.


This is Jason’s first club to be opened within the Essex county and the club is affiliated to England Wado-Kai Karate-Do Renmei - the largest Wado-Kai organisation within England and the main Wado-Kai representative Internationally.


Jason is enhanced DBS checked and is a qualified First Aider (British Red Cross) and follows EWKR's child protection policy and guidelines. He also holds Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. 


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