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Chris Vant

Chris Vant

Head Instructor (5th Dan)

Chris Fennessy

Chris Fennessy

4th Dan

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Woodlane Ishinryu Karate

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Our club has been established for almost 50 years and is dedicated to the teaching of traditional and competition Karate within the Dagenham and Romford (London/Essex) areas.

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Congratulations to our Youngest Woodlane Ishinryu Dragon Jenny, Who graded to 6th Kyu Orange belt 2nd class., Always gives 100% , A credit to our club 👍👍. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Our Woodlane Ishinryu Dragon, Jessica for Passing her 6th Kyu Orange belt Grading with a 1st class pass , but also being awarded as outstanding Club Junior, Jessica has trained twice a week without fail up to the Lockdown, and since coming out of lockdown when the club reopened on the 17th May. Always willing to help our other Dragons, A credit to our Club. 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Our Woodlane Ishinryu Dragon, Jessica for Passing her 6th Kyu Orange belt Grading with a 1st class pass , but also being awarded as outstanding Club Junior, Jessica has trained twice a week without fail up to the Lockdown, and since coming out of lockdown when the club reopened on the 17th May. Always willing to help our other Dragons, A credit to our Club. 👍
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Kimberley Regan

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Next generation 🥋

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What a lovely photo. The next generation 👊😘😘😘😘😘

We are Family, ❤

Oh my god I love this how adorable!! 💗

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Ishinryu Events for 2021 – Dates for your diary
With an end to training restrictions in sight, we can now plan events for the remainder of 2021. All dates are provisional and will be confirmed nearer the time.

General Grading for Kyu Grades - Saturday 4 September.
10.00 a.m. Green stripe (5th Kyu) grading to green (4th Kyu) and green grading to blue (3rd Kyu).
11.00 a.m. Blue (3rd Kyu) grading to Brown (2nd Kyu) and Brown grading to Brown Stripe (1st Kyu)
Grading should finish by 12 noon.
Price on application.

Pre-Grading Course for Green Stripe (5th Kyu) and above – Saturday 20th November.
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.
Two one-hour sessions - Price is £15.

General Grading for Kyu and Dan Grades - Saturday 4th December.
10.00 a.m. Kyu grades from green stripe (5th Kyu) up to and including brown belt (2nd Kyu) gradings.
11.00 a.m. Brown to brown stripe (1st Kyu) and all Dan gradings.
Grading should finish at by noon.
Price on application.

Ishinryu Christmas Party (Hosted by Cranham) - Saturday 4th December.
07.00 p.m. 11.00 p.m.
All Ishinryu, plus family and friends, are invited.

All events will be held at the Cranham Dojo (115A Marlborough Gardens, Upminster, RM14 1SR)
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Licences

Fantastic to see our UK clubs back in the Dojo this month. An important reminder that everyone training in the Dojo (and Hombu) MUST have an active licence.

Your licence includes your membership to the EKF - our governing body.

Your licence includes 3rd party insurance. If you are unlicensed you are uninsured to train and you put yourself, other students, and your instructors and club at risk.

Not everyone was able to train during lockdown. If you took a training break (as confirmed by your club instructor) your licence will restart from now.

You can buy a licence on-line now at members.ishinryu.net/buy_licence (no login or password required)

You can also pay your club instructor for a licence BEFORE you train. So, if you have lapsed, remember to also bring your licence payment to the first session you attend.
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Licences

Fantastic to see our UK clubs back in the Dojo this month. An important reminder that everyone training in the Dojo (and Hombu) MUST have an active licence.

Your licence includes your membership to the EKF - our governing body.

Your licence includes 3rd party insurance. If you are unlicensed you are uninsured to train and you put yourself, other students, and your instructors and club at risk.

Not everyone was able to train during lockdown. If you took a training break (as confirmed by your club instructor) your licence will restart from now.

You can buy a licence on-line now at https://members.ishinryu.net/buy_licence (no login or password required)

You can also pay your club instructor for a licence BEFORE you train. So, if you have lapsed, remember to also bring your licence payment to the first session you attend.

First Woodlane training session in our Dojo last night, and after an enforced break of 6 months, everything went really well - it was as if we had never been away. A real privilege to be training under sensei Chris Vant again with a group of hardworking students.

Thanks to everyone who attended our first session last night. We are back on Thursday at 7 p.m. and after that, every Monday and Thursday going forward. Guests from other clubs are always welcome, but please let us know in advance if you plan to come (as required under ongoing Covid rules).
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First Woodlane training session in our Dojo last night, and after an enforced break of 6 months, everything went really well - it was as if we had never been away. A real privilege to be training under sensei Chris Vant again with a group of hardworking students. 

Thanks to everyone who attended our first session last night. We are back on Thursday at 7 p.m. and after that, every Monday and Thursday going forward. Guests from other clubs are always welcome, but please let us know in advance if you plan to come (as required under ongoing Covid rules).

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Training Times

Monday: 7 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Thursday: 7 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Location

Harold Hill Community Centre

Gooshays Drive
Romford
Essex
RM3 9LB

Join our Club

We welcome new members and it’s very easy to join.

  1. Turn up at least 15 minutes early
  2. Wear track bottoms and T-shirt.
  3. Join the session

There is no up-front joining fee.  Just pay for each session (£6).

If you decide to stay you will be required to purchase a Gi (karate suit) and licence within your first month of training.

Who can join?

Adults or Children (from 6 years old).