2018 October – The KDF Open at Barking Abbey

Led by coach Sensei Tony Dean (5th Dan) Ishinryu were represented by a small team of six karateka from three Ishinryu clubs (Barking Abbey, Rayleigh and Woodlane).  A small team, but they finished the day with six medals – an outstanding result.

The Results:

  • Jude (Rayleigh) – Gold in Kyu grade Kata and Silver in Brown and Black Belt Kata. Also Silver in Boys Kyu grade Kumite.
  • Sam (Woodlane) -Bronze in Brown and Black Belt Kata
  • Steve Martin (Woodlane) – Bronze in Senior Brown and Black Belt Kata
  • Neil Curtis (Rayleigh) – Silver in Men’s Kumite

Ishinryu success in this event clearly demonstrates the value of the squad training, kicked off by sensei Tony Dean earlier this year.  We plan to hold a further squad session on November 10th (at the Woodlane Dojo, Midday start) in preparation for an upcoming competition in Basildon on November 25th.

A big thanks to Tony for organising and coaching the Ishinryu team at this event, not forgetting the able assistance of Tabitha Dean on the day.  Seen here with star of the day Jude, with his three medals from the event.

Coaches sensei Tony Dean and Tabitha along with Jude