Training together whilst apart

Calling all current BWCSK students.  Karate still goes on even whilst we are locked down in our homes, we are still training together whilst apart. If you would like access to free exclusive content and online training sessions please contact us, either directly by phone, email, messaging app or social media.

Unfortunately we can only provide these options for existing students and we are sorry for any inconvenience that may cause.

We would like everyone to stay safe and take care and we look forward to hearing from you.

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BWCSK Club Notice on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic Update 2

BWCSK Club Notice on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic Update 2

It is with deep regret and great sorrow that due to the latest government advice advising all schools and sports clubs to close that we feel the time has come to announce the suspension of all BWCSK classes until further notice. This decison has not been made lightly and we have been continuously speaking to our members and parents of younger members to determine what they wanted us to do up until this point. As a club we have never before had to shut our doors but these are unprecedented times. We believe that we need to take this inevitable decision in the best interests of our students, their families and our instructor’s health.… Read the rest

BWCSK Club Notice on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

BWCSK Club Notice on the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

BWCSK are constantly reviewing the situation and latest government guidelines and will keep you informed of the how the club will proceed going forward. We recommend that you check our facebook page ( for the most up-to-date information as this will be updated as a priority as the situation evolves, our facebook news feed is also visible on the bottom of all posts on this site.

Karate training is currently on as normal with hygiene protocols in place. There will be no sparring or bag work during this time. Internal doors will be kept open so that contact with surfaces can be minimised and cleaning is in place. … Read the rest

New class times on Wednesdays

Due to a increase in class size we are adjusting the start times for the Wednesday night class at Longbridge Methodist Church. This is so that we can ensure all students get suitably focused tuition for their grade.

The new times starting this week will be:

  • Beginners to Purple & White Belts: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Brown and Black Belts: 6.30pm – 8pm / 8.30pm (8pm – 8.30pm subject to students demand on the day).
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Christmas 2019 & New Year Closure and Re-opening dates.

There will be a small Christmas Party in the back room of the Weoley Castle dojo on Thursday 19/12/2019. Training will be as usual for those wishing to train in the front room.

The last training session for 2019 will be Saturday 21/12/2019 at the Longbridge dojo.

The club will reopen for training on Saturday 4th January 2020 at the Longbridge dojo.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at BWCSK.

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Easter 2019 Opening Times

As the Easter week approaches we would just like to let you know that the club will be closed from Thursday 18th April 2019 (Maundy Thursday) until Moday 22nd April 2019 (Easter Monday) inclusive.

The last training session before Easter will be on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the Longbridge Dojo reopening for the first lesson after Easter on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at the longbridge dojo.

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BWCSK Embroidered Gi & Over-Gi Unvieling

BWCSK Embroidered Gi & Over-Gi Unvieling

With the recent changes to the club name and badge it seemed the perfect opportunity to offer the opportunity for club members to be able to purchase club embroidered gi and over-gi. These were officially unveiled this week and expertly modelled by Mike and Faye in the videos below.

If you wish to purchase either an embroidered gi or over-gi please speak to Sensei Sue.… Read the rest

A New Year, a fresh start, Welcome to BWCSK!

A New Year, a fresh start, Welcome to BWCSK!

The New Year, 2019 has arrived and with the new year comes a fresh start for the club with a new name and new club badge. We will still be teaching and practicing the traditional Shotokan karate that was taught to us by Shihan Cummins but under the new name of Birmingham & Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate (BWCSK).

As many of you may know after the death of Shihan Cyril Cummins 8th dan, his club Birmingham & Halesowen Shotokan Karate Club was reunited with the club that started from it’s lomgest running dojo Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club under its new Chief Instructor Sensei Susan Hession.… Read the rest

Welcome to the combined BHSKC & WCSKC Web site

Welcome to the combined home for Birmingham & Halesowen Shotokan Karate Club and Weoley Castle Shotokan Karate Club. Originally born from Shihan Cyril Cummins’ BHSKC Weoley Castle Dojo, Weoley Castle Shotokan initially grew under the guidance of one of Shihan Cummins’ senior students, Sensei Susan Hession under his BHSKC umbrella before becoming fully independent with Sensei Hession as it’s Chief Instructor in the last year. Students of both clubs have for many years trained and graded together as part of the overall BHSKC family and this continues today. With the passing of Shihan Cummins Sensei Hession has assumed the mantle of Chief Instructor for both BHSKC and WCSKC and whilst both clubs still exist as distinct entities continuing the long tradition established with Shihan Cummins with BHSKC as one of the longest running Shotokan karate clubs in the Midlands and the success had since it’s foundation of WCSKC both clubs have come together under one roof both symbolically with the shared Chief Instructor and physically with the Longbridge Dojo housing both clubs. … Read the rest