Wado Karate in Denver


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"Karate has been a wonderful experience for both me and my son. It is much more than exercise. It has helped us both find that mental-physical balance that is missing in so many people today. Thank you, Sensei!"


- Dan Goldstein

Wado Karate in Denver

Wado Karate

Denver, Colorado

Karate classes at Denwakan in Lakewood are friendly but formal. It is important in martial arts classes to cultivate habits of respect and mutual courtesy.

Before the formal beginning of class, one of the instructors or senior students leads warm-ups. These are combinations of karate movements, stretches, and conditioning exercises. After warm-ups comes the formal beginning of class.

We begin with bows to the founder of our style, to our teacher, and to our fellow students. Next comes a moment of meditation as we recite the dojo precepts. We are now physically and mentally prepared for class.

Class is different each day, depending on what Kurobane Sensei feels we need to work on. There are many ways to improve! We may practice timing by working with partners, or learn footwork moving up and down the floor. Sometimes we use heavy punching bags or pads. We may run kata (forms) at different speeds, or take the kata apart to learn the applications behind the moves.

There is lots of individual attention in every class. Students are expected not only to pay close attention to the instructors, but also to their fellow students.

2014 Wa no Kizuna Invitational

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, we will hold this year’s Wa no Kizuna Invitational Karate Tournament!

This year’s tournament will be held at Jefferson High School, 2305 Pierce St., Edgewater, CO. Children’s competition began at 9:00 a.m. with adult team events following at 2:00 p.m.

General admission for spectators – $5.00 (children 5 years old and under get in free).

Competitors, please click here for divisions and entry forms. No Internet or email registrations accepted. This is an invitational tournament. Ask your sensei to contact the tournament director, Mr. Sadaharu Kurobane, for more details.

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Wado Karate in Denver
7909 W. 16th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80214

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Denwakan Martial Arts Center provides traditional Wado Karate instruction to karate students in Denver, Colorado.
Our martial arts center is located in Lakewood, near Arvada, Golden and Metro Denver, CO.