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Ishinryu is a member of the English Karate Federation

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Upcoming Ishinryu Events

2019 Event Timetable

Spring General Grading – Sunday 7th April

Summer Course – Weekend of 22nd / 23rd June

Autumn One-Day Course – Sunday 27th October

Autumn Pre-Grade Course – Sunday 17th November

December General Grading – Sunday 1st December

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2019 Summer Course

Announcing the 2019 Ishinryu Summer Course for Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd June.

New Venue – Now at the Forest Row Centre in Collier Row

New Events – Back by popular demand, the Saturday evening party at the same venue

Same Instructors as 2018 – Why change a great line up!  Top Ishinryu instructors led by Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE

Awards – For male and female student of the weekend

Gradings – The course will include a grading for those ready to grade (included in the course fee) for all non-Dan Grades

Run by Ishinryu Karate and open to all Karate styles, the Ishinryu Summer course is now in it’s 44th continuous year.

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Unlimited available Summer Course £75.00 Book before May 31 for this special price

Regular Ishinryu Events

Each year Ishinryu clubs get the opportunity to train together at Ishinryu wide courses and events. Other karate styles are also welcome to attend.  The UK annual timetable runs as follows:

  • February or March – One day Pre-grading course for 5th Kyu and above
  • June – The Open Summer Course runs over a weekend and has been presented every year since the mid seventies
  • October – One Day course.  All grades welcome for a day of intensive training
  • November – One day Pre-grading course for 5th Kyu and above

General gradings are held in March, June, and December of each year.  You must attend the entire Summer Course to grade in June

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Ishinryu News

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2019 – Meopham Regional Championships (10-Feb)

2 GOLD and 2 BRONZE MEDALS for Gidea Park and Hornchurch Ishinryu students at the most recent competition attended by ...
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2019 Kyu Grade Competition

2019 – Kyu Grade National Championships

Gidea Park & Hornchurch Ishinryu sent a small squad of five Junior athletes to the Kyu Grade National Championships on ...
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2019 - Paris Premier League Karate 1 Tournament

2019 – Paris Premier League Karate 1 Tournament

Kate Karwacinski started 2019 representing Ishinryu and England at the Paris Open Premier League this weekend, the first competition of ...
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Kate - Commonwealth Game 2018s

2018 – Kate wins gold at the commonwealth games

This month I had the honour of representing England at the Commonwealth Karate Championships 2018 held in Durban, South Africa ...
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Chris and Kate Karwacinski

Help get Ishinryu to the Olympics

Kate and Chris Karwackinski both compete at international level and need to attend and compete at various compulsory Olympic Qualification Tournaments ...
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About Ishinryu Karate

Ishinryu blends a number of karate styles including Kyokushinkai, Wado-ryu and Shotokan.

About Ticky Donovan OBE

Ishinryu was founded in 1973 by Ticky Donovan OBE (9th Dan) who continues to run the style today.

The Open Summer Course

Celebrating over 40 years the Ishinryu summer course is a firm fixture on the UK karate calendar.

Archive Photo Gallery

Images from Ishinryu – past and present.