Meet the team

Sensei Steven Moore (Chief Instructor)
Sensei Steven Moore (Chief Instructor)

Sensei Steven Moore (Chief Instructor)


5th Dan


Association Head / Chief Instructor, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, Level 5 coach, SJA First Aid Qualified, Enhanced CRB Checked, NSPCC Basic Awareness in Child Protection


  Professional Member of the
British Association of Sports & Exercise Sciences (BASES)



Full Member of Sports Coach UK

UKSCA Associate Member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association

Wadokai England Karate

Current Wado Kai England Kata Coach: Sensei Steve Moore (Association head/Chief instructor) is a professional 5th Dan in Wado Karate holding all Dan grades registered in Japan with the Japanese Karate Federation (JKF). Sensei Steve is a 1st Kyu in Kobujutsu an ancient Okinawan Weapons System, training for 15 years studying the weapons of Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Kamma and Tekko.

Steve has 25 years teaching experience and 40 years of martial arts training. Steve has been in the fitness industry for many years teaching aerobics, step aerobics, weight training, gym instruction and his passion for the martial arts has played a bigger role. At the age of 16 years, the first karate class attended was in Lichfield and then went onto train at the well known Temple karate centre in Birmingham in the 80's under Toru Takimazawa 6th Dan. From here Steve went onto train with Fred Rose and Roger Vickerman in their respective dojos.

Steve is married to Selina and has three children Jamie, Lyle and Lana. Both Jamie and Lyle train in karate. Jamie holds a 4th Dan grade and teaches karate full time and Lyle a 3rd Dan (previously an English Karate Federation 'A' Squad Member) is a full time coach. Lana is a serious dancer, dancing at world level in Irish dancing, studying ballet, tap and modern and studying a vocational dance award.

Competition Philosophy
All coaches know that you can not achieve competition success on your own. Success is attained from a combination of effort from parents, the athletes and coaches. A good coach serves as a catalyst to bring all of these different elements together and hopefully through hard work, determination, support and encouragement play a part in producing students who are capable of winning medals in both Kata and Kumite.

Domestic Coaching
An important role is preparing students of all ages from 5 years upwards for taking part in competitions ranging from small friendly local tournaments to National Championships and domestic tournaments both in Kata and Kumite across the UK. Encouraging all abilities of students wether beginners or advanced and providing them with the opportunity to compete and build their confidence to reach their potential.

international Coaching Duties
Japanese Karate Federation Wadokai World Cup, Tokyo Japan 2005
Japanese Nationals Tokyo, Japan 2005
Federation of England Wadokai Junior European Championships England 2005 
FEW European Championships England 2006, Sweden 2007, Romania 2008, England 2014
Japanese Karate Federation Wadokai World Cup, Tokyo Japan 2015
FEW European Championships Hungary 2015, Belgium 2016, Italy 2017
Wadokai All Nations Championships, England 2018
FEW European Championships Ireland 2018

Sporting/Endurance Challenges Completed 
2005 London Marathon Walsall Manor Hospital £1500 
2005 Florida Half Marathon
2005 Land End to John O Groats Cycle Challenge 10.5 days Mencap £1811
2016 1 Day Cycle challenge Yoxall to Manchester 170 miles in 11.5 hours Brain Tumour Research £1595 
2017 3 Peaks Challenge in 23 hours 54mins War Child £3786
2018 1 Day 100 mile Cycle Challenge Yoxall to Nantwich Raise awareness of Brain Tumour Research
2018 2 Day  Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 140 miles Help for Heroes £

Special Needs Students
I am also very proud of the fact that i have trained many students with special needs, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aspergers, Autism etc and helped gain the confidence and self belief to pass their Black belts and excel in an individual sport.

Current Training
Trained for Forty years in total.
Trained for 15 years with Sensei Sakagami 8th Dan studying Wado karate. Covering all aspects of kihon, kata and pair work.
Trained for 15 years studying kobujutsu an ancient Okinawan weapons system, studying the weapons of Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Kama etc.

Teaching Duties & Responsibilities
EKF Coaching assessor for all instructors
Chief instructor responsible for the technical development of all instructors and students. 
Black Belt grading examiner up to 4th Dan
Grading examiner for all grades of students
Black belt coach and mentor
Kata Coach for Wado Kai Engla

Relevant Work Experience
Previously worked for five years in Further Education as a part time lecturer at Cannock College teaching combined science at First & National Diploma level.

Served one year as Vice Chairman of Wadokai England Karate Do.


Sensei Steve receiving his 5th Dan JKF Wado      Sensei Steve with Paul and Sakagami Sensei. 
Kai Japan certificate from Sakagami Sensei          Sakagami Sensei is our mentor, friend and teacher
the culmination of 35 years of training.

Early 80's Just starting out at Lichfield Karate club 2nd from end

Personal Accomplishments  

2016, 170 mile cycle ride from Yoxall to Manchester in 11.5 hours to Honour Finlay Church 2nd Dan and raise funds for Brain Tumour Research £1490 raised in Total. 

Steve completed the London Marathon
in 4 and a half hours in 2002.
The day was a fabulous experience, and was well worth all of the training runs £1811 was raised for Mencap.






Steve ran the Florida half marathon
through the Disney theme parks,
The race was started very early to avoid the tourists 
taking 2 hours 2 minutes, a great experience







Steve set off for Lands end to John O Groats in April 2000 with Selina, Lana, Lyle and Jamie


Selina drove the back up vehicle and looked after the kids, (no mean feat!) Selina provided support all the way. It took 10 and a half days and was an extremely demanding experience. 








The finish, thank Goodness, £1466 raised for the Walsall MRI Scanner Appeal and although it was was a great experience.

WKF English Karate Federation