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Chris Vant

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4th Dan

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Woodlane Ishinryu Karate

Our club has been established for over 45 years and is dedicated to the teaching of traditional and competition Karate within the Dagenham and Romford (London/Essex) areas.

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5 months ago

Chris Fennessy

## Ishinryu Dojo training – December update

With the return to tiered Covid restrictions from December 2nd, the EKF have confirmed that clubs located in Tiers 1 and 2 may return to ‘live’ Dojo training exactly as they did during September/October. Any club in a Tier 3 area cannot open.

Ishinryu UK have decided to defer the start of live Dojo training until the first week in January (providing no further restrictions are announced). Cranham will continue with on-line Zoom classes until that time.

To ensure we continue to comply with all Covid related issues, Sensei **Alan Poole** has taken on the role of UK **Ishinryu Covid Officer**. Alan will be our single point of EKF contact on all Covid issues going forward. Please direct any Covid questions or concerns to Alan at alan@ishinryu.org
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7 months ago

Chris Fennessy

Final call for Hombu training tonight
There's still time to book your place for the opening night of the Hombu.
Holy Cross Church Hall, 260 Hornchurch Road, RM11 1PX
The class is open to all 5th Kyu (Green Stripe) and above. We must know in advance if you are coming.
On arrival, please wait outside in the carpark. We will call you in, in small numbers, to book in. You will need to sign for track and trace, so please bring your own pen. Once booked in, enter the Training Hall and warm-up (there will be no group warm-up).
All bags must be placed on the stage away from the training area. Training starts at 7.00 p.m. sharp.
Really looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. Let's train hard and stay safe. Sent on Behalf of Sensei Lee Smith, 6th Dan.
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7 months ago

Chris Fennessy

Ishinryu Hombu – Checking in
Tuesday (22nd) sees our first lesson at the Holy Cross Church Hall, 260 Hornchurch Road, RM11 1PX.
For your protection against Covid, there will be additional checks on arrival:
· Everyone must check in at the table (just inside the entrance) before entering the Dojo.
· Your temperature will be taken.
· Please use the Hand Gel available on the check-in table.
· You will need to read, and agree to, a release waiver about Covid.
· You will need to sign to confirm your understanding of the release waiver and to confirm your attendance for track and trace (please bring your own pen).
· Your licence detail is used to support track and trace. Please make sure this is current and includes up-to-date contact details.
· Please arrive already in Gi (changing facilities are not available to us for the time being).
There will be no contact between students inside the Hombu. Please always maintain distancing. Trainers will be worn throughout each session.
Anyone who has recently trained at Cranham or Woodlane should be fully familiar with these precautions.
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Ishinryu Hombu – Checking in
Tuesday (22nd) sees our first lesson at the Holy Cross Church Hall, 260 Hornchurch Road, RM11 1PX.
For your protection against Covid, there will be additional checks on arrival:
· Everyone must check in at the table (just inside the entrance) before entering the Dojo.
· Your temperature will be taken.
· Please use the Hand Gel available on the check-in table.
· You will need to read, and agree to, a release waiver about Covid.
· You will need to sign to confirm your understanding of the release waiver and to confirm your attendance for track and trace (please bring your own pen).
· Your licence detail is used to support track and trace. Please make sure this is current and includes up-to-date contact details.
· Please arrive already in Gi (changing facilities are not available to us for the time being).
There will be no contact between students inside the Hombu. Please always maintain distancing. Trainers will be worn throughout each session.
Anyone who has recently trained at Cranham or Woodlane should be fully familiar with these precautions.

7 months ago

Chris Fennessy

Ishinryu Hombu – Finding Us
Next Tuesday (22nd) sees our first lesson at the Holy Cross Church Hall, 260 Hornchurch Road, RM11 1PX.
Be aware that there is no direct access from the Hornchurch road - you must first turn into Park Lane, and the car park entrance is immediately to your right (Park Lane is on the same side of the Hornchurch road as Tesco and Burger King).
There is a good amount of free parking on site.
The entrance to the Hall is to the left and will be clearly marked. For your protection against Covid, there will be additional checks on arrival (more on these in a later post). Please try and arrive by 6:45 so that everyone can be booked in and ready to train for 7.00 p.m.
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Ishinryu Hombu – Finding Us
Next Tuesday (22nd) sees our first lesson at the Holy Cross Church Hall, 260 Hornchurch Road, RM11 1PX.
Be aware that there is no direct access from the Hornchurch road - you must first turn into Park Lane, and the car park entrance is immediately to your right (Park Lane is on the same side of the Hornchurch road as Tesco and Burger King).
There is a good amount of free parking on site.
The entrance to the Hall is to the left and will be clearly marked.  For your protection against Covid, there will be additional checks on arrival (more on these in a later post). Please try and arrive by 6:45 so that everyone can be booked in and ready to train for 7.00 p.m.

7 months ago

Chris Fennessy

# **Your Invite to the Ishinryu Hombu**

All Ishinryu Instructors, Ishinryu black belts and Ishinryu Kyu grades (5th Kyu and above) should by now have received an email invite to the opening night of the Hombu.

If not, please email members@ishinryu.org and let us know if you plan to train with us on September 22nd.

Location: **Holy Cross Church Hall, 260 Hornchurch Road, RM11 1PX**

Time: **Arrive by 6:45 for a 7:00 p.m. start**

Apologies if your personal invite did not arrive – this means we do not hold a valid email address for you. Please correct this by emailing us at members@ishinryu.org
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# **Your Invite to the Ishinryu Hombu**

All Ishinryu Instructors, Ishinryu black belts and Ishinryu Kyu grades (5th Kyu and above) should by now have received an email invite to the opening night of the Hombu.

If not, please email members@ishinryu.org and let us know if you plan to train with us on September 22nd.

Location:         **Holy Cross Church Hall, 260 Hornchurch Road, RM11 1PX**

Time:               **Arrive by 6:45 for a 7:00 p.m. start**

Apologies if your personal invite did not arrive – this means we do not hold a valid email address for you. Please correct this by emailing us at members@ishinryu.org
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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).  Feel free to watch a session before joining, but please ask an instructor first.

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).

Younger students may attend our Dragons club.