Temp Closure Notice.

Temporary Club Closure – Cwmafan Bushi-Kai

Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases and a second member of our club testing positive, we have decided to close the club for the next two weeks. Rest assured the members who have tested positive were already self-isolating.

Also, please note that the Margam Bushi-Kai Club will also be closed as a precaution as instructors and members train in this club as well.
Club Reopening Dates:
Cwmafan Bushi-Kai – Monday 26th October
Margam Bushi-Kai – Wednesday 28th October
These dates are subject to change.

Apologies to be the bearer of the bad news, but us instructors value the health and safety of our karate community above all.

Thank you as always for all of your support and a huge well done to those students who have trained regularly. We will do our utmost to get things up and running again, once it is safe to do so.

If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to get in touch with me directly.

WBK COVID-19 Policy Update V2

Following the latest Welsh Government advice and implementation of legal requirements to wear face masks/face coverings in indoor public spaces from Monday 14th September, I have updated our policy and documentation.

For clarity and a brief update:
Students aged 11 years and above must wear a face mask/face-covering in public areas of a venue, for example, entrances, corridors, exits, toilets etc.
Students under the age of 11 and anyone with health conditions are exempt.
Parents/Guardians who are bringing students to a venue and are entering must also wear a face mask/face covering until they fully exit the venue.
Once all students are in the dojo and ready to begin, face masks/face coverings are not required to be worn.

Jordan Hopkins WBK Covid -19 Lead
WBK COVID-19 Policy V2   View / Download pdf


WBK Outdoor Training


Thank you to the WBK students who signed up and attended our trial outdoor training sessions last week!
Looking at the weather forecast for the week coming, it looks like we will have the opportunity to train on Tuesday 11th August. Further days will be added but weather permitted, to confirm a little drizzle won’t stop us!
Sessions – Margam Bushi-Kai:
White Belts to Blue Belts 5th Kyu – 5.30 pm to 6 pm
Purple Belts, 3rd & 2nd Kyu Brown Belts – 6.15 pm to 6.45 pm
1st Kyu Brown Belts & Dan Grades – 7 pm – 7.30 pm
Please ensure that students and parents/guardians follow the WBK Covid-19 Rules and Procedures including social distancing, one-way systems and hand hygiene. Students can wear general sportswear including sensible footwear.
Please complete the form below to confirm your attendance to Tuesday’s session and share your interest to attend another session:


Please Contact Jordan Hopkins for further Details

W.B.K Track & Trace

WBK Track & Trace:

Thank you to everyone in our WBK Community for your patience, kind words and messages over the past few weeks. It was very encouraging to receive so much interest regarding our outdoor sessions and it was great trialling those sessions last week.
Going forward the WBK will be following the Track & Trace system for training sessions. To make it easier for our students, parents/guardians and instructors, please complete the online WBK Track Trace Form. If your information is correct and doesn’t change over the coming weeks, the form will only have to be completed once and instructors will take a register each training session.
Please be aware that if the WBK Track & Trace Form is not completed then students will not be allowed to train.

WBK Track & Trace Form: [ CLICK HERE ]


WBK Corona Virus Update

WBK Statement 21/03/2020: Coronavirus

In light of recent events and issues regarding Coronavirus, we are constantly assessing the situation and monitoring the guidance from Public Health Wales.

We have made the tough decision to close all clubs for the foreseeable future. The WBK is one of, if not the best Associations around for its standards of karate, discipline, resilience and toughness but also for it’s duty of care and responsibility. Hence why this decision came easy as ultimately the safety and well-being of our WBK community comes first.

To all of our dedicated karateka, keep practising and maintain a good level of fitness. All we can ask is for you to do your best in this difficult time. We want to avoid our returns being obstacles.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support. Stay healthy and safe in this uncertain time.

Jordan Hopkins

WBK Chairman

For clarity all clubs are closed until further notice:

· Cwmafan Bushi-Kai

· Margam Bushi-Kai

· Baglan Bushi-Kai

· Neath Bushi-Kai

· Gilfach Goch Bushi-Kai

· Llandeilo Bushi-Kai

· Swansea University Karate Club

WBK Statement: Coronavirus

WBK Statement: Coronavirus
In light of recent events and issues regarding Coronavirus. We are constantly assessing the situation and monitoring guidance from Public Health Wales. If you seek further guidance, please refer to the Public Health Wales link below:


We advise that any students, family members or instructors who are presenting symptoms that they please DO NOT attend any training sessions.
We ask that you adhere to this advice so that we can ensure a safe environment for all students, family members and instructors.
We are constantly taking advice from our facilities and their protocols as the events develop.
Please be advised that club instructors are being extra vigilant in cleaning procedures, restricting the use of communal equipment (focus pads, mitts, etc.) and will emphasise hand washing prior to, during and post training sessions.

  • At present, the following clubs are closed until further notice: Updated 18/03/2020
    · Baglan Bushi-Kai
    · Gilfach Goch Bushi-Kai
    · Llandeilo Bushi-Kai
    · Swansea University Karate Club
    . Neath Bushi-Kai

Please note that association members can train at clubs from across the association that remain open.
We will constantly update our website/social media platforms if any additional information comes to our attention and if any further clubs are forced to temporarily close.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support. Stay healthy and safe in this uncertain time.
Jordan Hopkins
WBK Chairman

Kyu Grading 15/03/2020


Congratulations to all of our students from across the Welsh Bushi-Kai for successfully passing their Kyu Grades this Morning. Fantastic to see such a busy Grading in our new Venue. Well done also to our Black and Brown Belts for completing the Sanbon Gumite Course. Thank you to our Instructors and assistant Instructors for help and dedication. Finally, many thanks to the families and friends who came along to watch the grading, we appreciate your support.


Brown Belt Grading 14/03/2020


Congratulations to the following students on passing their Brown Belt Gradings:
2nd KYU: Andrew Williams, Matthew Leavy (Neath)
3RD KYU: Jessica Bellingham (Llandeilo) – James Stanton, Neil Sullivan (Neath) – Kara Davies (Gilfach) – Josh Williams, Freya Williams (Cwmafan)

The Grading took place at our Cwmafan Dojo and after a final preparation session, all students put in some great performances to pass their grade exam.

Website Downtime

Website Downtime / Unavailability:

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the recent downtime of this Website, due to long overdue maintenance actions.
In addition, there may be times during the next few weeks that it will also be offline whilst certain aspects of the site are upgraded / updated.

IMPORTANT:  Please note that the correct Domain Name for this site is https://www.welshbushi-kai.org.uk  , or URL https://welshbushi-kai.org.uk . This ensures you get a connected to secure pages which display the padlock symbol in the address bar.

Please make sure that when accessing the site, or if linking to it from other Sites or Social Media that you use the https:  in the address and not http:
Using the http address may result in an insecure connection.

The WBK website does not store, contain or share any sensitive data of it’s members and as a matter of good practice, has an SSL Certificate enabled on it.



2020 Dan Grade Courses


Friday 21st February in Baglan dojo 7pm Renraku Waza

Sunday 15th March at the Kyu gradings in Margam dojo 9.30am. Head and Kick blocks.

Thursday 23rd April in Neath dojo 6.30pm advanced Kata.

Sunday 17th May in Swansea university club (the old Pavilion opposite Singleton hospital), 12 noon. Pinan Kata

Thursday 18th June in Cwmavon dojo 7.30pm. Kihon Gumite.

Sunday 5th July at the Kyu gradings in Margam dojo. 9.30am. Oyho Gumite.

Wednesday 16th September in Margam dojo 7pm. Advanced Kata.

Friday 16th October in Baglan dojo 7pm. Mock grading.

Sunday 15th November at the Kyu grading in Margam dojo 9.30am. Final preparations.

The Dan grading will take place on Sunday 22nd November in Baglan dojo. 10am start.

All students are required to have their licence books and cards signed by the instructors on the night / day of the course.