British Ishinryu Karate
The style devised and led by sensei Ticky Donovan 10th Dan OBE.
Established for almost 50 years, our association runs a number of clubs around East London and Essex.
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Please check here, and on our Facebook groups, for the status of upcoming events..
2022 Summer Course
The Venue for the Summer Course will be Cranham. Saturday will be a packed day of training from top Ishinryu Instructors. Sunday will be reserved for those taking a General Grading (to 4th Kyu and above). Saturday training is at the Cranham Dojo; the General Grading will be held in the nearby St. Peters Hall.
Course price is £30. Usual General Grading costs will apply on the Sunday. Everyone intending to grade must attend the Saturday Course.
We will run a full set of events in 2022
• Spring Pre-Grading Course (Saturday 12th March) Cranham
• Spring General Grading (Saturday 26th March) Cranham
• All Styles Open Karate Seminar (Saturday 7th May) Burnham-on-Crouch
• Summer Course (Weekend of June 25 and June 26) Cranham
• One Day Course (Saturday 22nd October) Cranham
• Winter Pre-Grading Course (Saturday 19th November) Cranham
• Winter General Grading (Saturday 3rd December) Cranham
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 (except for Covid lockdowns in 2020 and 2021).
- 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
See our Ishinryu group on Facebook for more detail and regular updates on events.
The Open Summer Course
Celebrating almost 50 years the Ishinryu summer course is a firm fixture on the UK karate calendar.