Welcome to the official website of Chris Ewing Karate. If you are a casual visitor or a club member we hope you find this site both interesting and informative.
Here at Chris Ewing Karate (CEK) we train in the style of karate known as Wado-Kai which is a blend of traditional Japanese Karate and Jujitsu. The club were former members of the Scottish Karate Federation until 2017 after which we formed our own independant federation, CEK Association which is affiliated to The Scottish Karate Coverning Body which is itself a member of the British Karate Federation which in turn is a member of the over arching World Karate Federation. CEK is fully regulated by Disclosure Scotland.
The chief instructor and owner of the club is Chris Ewing who strted Karate in 1986 aged just 6 years old and attended Meadowbank Karate in Edinburgh run by Hamish Adam MBE 8th Dan. Chris progressed through the various 'kyu' grades (belts) and received his 1st Dan black belt in 1994, he is currently a 6th Dan.
During Chris' 30+ years of Karate he has won many titles including Scottish, British, European and Commonwealth championships. It was after achieving his Scottish All Styles and Wado European titles that Chris decided to retire from the national squad and to take up coaching.
2005 saw Chris open his 1st club in Portobello Community Centre in Edinburgh. As the years passed his reputation has grown and to having clubs in various areas of Edinburgh & the Lothians however in 2020 he secured a dedicated place of his own on Musselburgh High Street (formerly the co-op store) to setup the CEK dojo. The dojo is located on the 1st floor however unfortunately has no lift access from street level. From this one location CEK run various classes 6 days a week ranging from kids (5yrs plus) through to adults. All abilities are welcome to come along and try out the facilities and classes with various classes available ranging from beginners through to advanced. Parents of children are welcome to stay and watch from the reception area or relax in our parent lounge. Better still why not join in as well.
CEK Association have set a grading syllabus that all junior members sit to progress through their grades (coloured belts). The first two grades; junior yellow and junior orange belts are achieved during normal class time and are classed as encouragement grades which are not too difficult to achieve and do not have a formal grading (test) with associated fee set against them. For upper grades of junior green, blue, purple and brown belts and all senior belts a formal grading examination is required along with the member holding a mandatory current CEK Association licence, which is renewed yearly at the end of January. These grades are held every three months and a small fee is set against this which covers the grading examination along with the awarded belt if achieved. After completion of the the junior grades your child will move to the formal 'Kyu' grade senior belt system which is the same level as required by an adult member, these examinations are also held every three months and again has a nominal fee covering the examination and new coloured belt if achieved.
The gradings to be achieved are as follows:
White Belt (9th Kyu)
White Belt (9th Kyu Grade)
Junior Yellow Belt
Junior Orange Belt
Junior Green Belt
Junior Blue Belt
junior Purple Belt
Junior Brown Belt
Brown Belt Yellow Tag (8th Kyu)
Yellow Belt (8th Kyu)
Orange Belt (7th Kyu)
Brown Belt Orange Tag (7th Kyu)
Green Belt (6th Kyu)
Brown Belt Green Tag (6th Kyu)
Blue Belt (5th Kyu)
Brown Belt Blue Tag (5th Kyu)
Purple Belt (4th Kyu)
Brown Belt Purple Tag (4th Kyu)
Brown Belt (3rd Kyu)
Brown Belt Red Tag (3rd Kyu)
Brown Belt (2nd Kyu)
Brown Belt Double Red Tag (2nd Kyu)
Brown Belt (1st Kyu)
Brown Belt Black Tag (1st Kyu)
Black Belt (1st Dan)
Black Belt Black (1st Dan)
|White Belt (9th Kyu)||White Belt (9th Kyu)|
|Junior Yellow Belt||N/A|
|Junior Orange Belt|
|Junior Green Belt|
|Junior Blue Belt|
|Junior Purple Belt|
|Brown Belt Yellow Tag (8th Kyu)||Yellow Belt (8th Kyu)|
|Brown Belt Orange Tag (7th Kyu)||Orange Belt (7th Kyu)|
|Brown Belt Green Tag (6th Kyu)||Green Belt (6th Kyu)|
|Brown Belt Blue Tag (5th Kyu)||Blue Belt (5th Kyu)|
|Brown Belt Purple Tag (4th Kyu)||Purple Belt (4th Kyu)|
|Brown Belt Red Tag (3rd Kyu)||Brown Belt (3rd Kyu)|
|Brown Belt Double Red Tag (2nd Kyu)||2nd Brown Belt (2nd Kyu)|
|Brown Belt Black Tag (1st Kyu)||3rd Brown Belt (1st Kyu)|
|Black Belt (1st Dan)|