Ishinryu Voices

Ishinryu was born in the east-end of London in 1973 and remains active today.  Nowadays Ishinryu Karate is practised around the world with Dojos in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.

Ishinryu Voices is the story of Ishinryu in words and pictures.  It is the story of how Ishinryu competitors contributed to the rise of British Karate on the World stage.  It is the story of how Britain conquered the world of Karate in the 1970’s and consolidated that lead through the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Above all, it is the story of individual Ishinryu members, and the contribution each made to our style.  Some competed on the World stage; some opened their own clubs and some moved onto other interests and activities. Many continue to teach and train in our Dojos today.

Every member of Ishinryu has contributed to this story – a story that started in London in 1973.   A story set to continue onwards and upwards.

ISHIN ! 

Tony Dean (6th Dan)

Tony Dean (6th Dan)

Sensei Tony Dean is an Ishinryu 6th Dan and one of the most senior instructors in Ishinryu.  He is also the longest continuously serving member of Ishinryu in the UK.    Today, Tony runs Ishinryu...

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Ishinryu Voices – A History of Ishinryu

Ishinryu Voices – A History of Ishinryu

Ishinryu VoicesIshinryu was born in the east-end of London in 1973 and remains active today.  Nowadays Ishinryu Karate is practised around the world with Dojos in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and...

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Right now (March 2022) these older Ishinryu images have been added randomly without titles or commentary.

Over the next few weeks, with your help, we’ll be adding titles and dates and names to these images.

Happy Memories!