Woodlane Stories

The Woodlane Dojo was established in the mid-1970’s and was the very first Ishinryu Dojo established by sensei Ticky Donovan OBE.  Many instructors and students have made their contribution to our club over the years and some of their stories are detailed below.

Do you have a Woodlane story to tell?  If so, please submit it via email to woodlane@ishinryu.org.

Training at Woodlane (August 2020 Update)

Following EKF advice that indoor training can now recommence, Woodlane plan to reopen in early September. Please continue to check here, and on our Facebook group, for more detail.  Students registered to Woodlane will  receive more detailed updates via email.

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2020 – The Ishinryu Hombu

2020 – The Ishinryu Hombu

Announcing the new UK ISHINRYU HOMBU led by sensei Lee Smith Coming soon – sensei Lee Smith will be opening a new Ishinryu club in the Romford area. This new club will become the Hub for Ishinryu training in the UK. The Hombu. The Hombu will be open for students and...

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The 2020 Summer Course is cancelled

Having monitored things carefully over recent weeks we have decided to cancel the 2020 Summer Course. We do this with the safety and well-being of our students as our primary concern. We cancel now, with a full two months to go, to dispel any uncertainty and to give...

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UK Club Status (20-March-2020)

The Basildon Dojo is based at the following address. Unit 10,Adams Business Centre,Cranes Farm Road,Basildon, SS14 3JF Lessons are held on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning in line with Brentwood and Cranham club training. Additional sessions may be organised in...

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Training at Woodlane (COVID)

Training at Woodlane (COVID)

Training in the Dojo is suspended until Government guidelines are relaxed AND until the club believes it is safe for our students to train together again. In the meantime please take advantage of on-line classes and other resources that have been made available. See...

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2020 March Pre Grading course is cancelled

The March Pre-Grading Course is now cancelled. After careful consideration, and taking into account latest Government guidelines, we have decided to cancel the Pre-Grading course scheduled for March 22nd. At this time we plan to go ahead with the General Grading on...

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The impact of Coronavirus

The impact of Coronavirus

All Ishinryu Dojos in the UK are currently closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  This has been the case since March 20th.  Ishinryu Dojos will remain closed until Government guidelines allow us to resume training.  Please check here, and on our Facebook Group, for...

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Ishinryu Events and COVID 19

All events, including the Pre Grading Course on Sunday March 22, are to be held as planned. In respect to the COVID 19 outbreak, be assured that we will be following all Government health and safety guidelines on our courses.  As a reminder: Please do not attend if...

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2020 March Pre-Grading Course

 The 2020 March Pre-Grading Course will be held on Sunday 22 March at the Forest Row Centre This Course is open to all 5th Kyu (Green Stripe) and above and required for anyone planning attend the April 5th General Grading. See our Ishinryu Pre-Grade Course group on...

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2020 Summer Course

For now, the Summer Course remains scheduled.  As we get nearer the date, we will be better placed to make a decision.  Please check here, and on our Facebook group for news of any change.  Announcing the 2020 Ishinryu Summer Course for Saturday 20th June and...

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