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I would like to welcome you to the official website for Kubotan Karate Kai, the only purpose built, family run and full time Karate Academy in Pontarddulais where we practice the Traditional form of Karate known as Wado-Ryu, which literally means “Way of Peace.”


Kubotan Karate Kai is a registered member of the Welsh Karate Kai, one of the most successful Karate Associations in Wales. Via the WKK, Kubotan enjoys affiliation to the newest Governing Bodies in Wales – Wales Karate Federation. If you are casual visitor or a club member we hope you find the site both interesting and informative.


The instructor Jason Hayward started Karate in 1980 at the age of 7. Jason fought competitively nationally and internationally and gained numerous titles for a number of years. In his 35 years of involvement in Karate, Jason has trained with many top British and European Karate Instructors.


Kubotan Karate Kai is a very family orientated club – it feels very welcoming and very homely. The instructors are all very wellliked, instil discipline and take a genuine interest in the children and their development in the Martial Art. Both of my childrenhave been going to Kubotan Karate Kai for around two years. My son loves going and has fun, he is in the Karate KIDZ classand is learning without realising it. My daughter has come on dramatically with all aspects of Karate. The children always comehome from Kubotan Karate Kai happy.”

Kevin Morgan



Please feel free to browse our upcoming Events page by clicking below. All Courses, Gradings, Tournaments and Squad Training sessions etc will be updated on the Calendar at the earliest possible time. Events can be viewed by Month, Day or as a list and can be exported to your smart phone/tablets calendar in the click of a button.

Karate Black Belt on White Uniform

Gradings are conducted every 4 months, there are a number of Grading preparation courses in the run up period to each and every Grading to ensure every student has the maximum possible preparation.

Gradings will normally be held in March, July and November, but are subject to change due to the intense calendar of events throughout the year. Only students who are fully prepared both physically and mentally will be put forward to Grade. Gradings are at the Instructors discretion.