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Chris Vant

Chris Vant

5th Dan

Chris Fennessy

Chris Fennessy

4th Dan

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We are members of the Ishinryu Karate Association

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.

Woodlane Club News

Training at Woodlane (September 2020 Update)

Woodlane have re-opened in our new location in Gooshays Drive.  Following our first lesson on September 7th, we now train each Monday and Thursday from 7.00 p.m through to 8.30 p.m.

The English Karate Federation (EKF) have advised that we can continue to train despite the ‘six-person’ restrictions introduced on 14 September.  This is  because Karate is recognised as an ‘organised team sport’.

Woodlane continue to follow all EKF advice on Covid safety including:

  • Additional checks on arrival including a temperature check
  • Recording of all attendance for track and trace
  • Safe conduct in the Dojo including no-contact and maintaining  social distancing throughout training
  • Wearing of trainers in the Dojo

Training at Woodlane (August 2020 Update)

Following EKF advice that indoor training can now recommence, Woodlane plan to reopen in early September.

Please continue to check here, and on our Facebook group, for more detail.  Students registered to Woodlane will  receive more detailed updates via email.

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Friday April 10th, 2020

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate Club

Three weeks into lockdown. hope your all keeping safe, Realiy enjoying Sensei Lee's Excellent Training video's, I personally do them in the evenings because, like many i still have to work, But still getting a buzz, Hard training, great gains. Have a great Easter, Keep it ISHINRYU OUS💪💪🥋 ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate Club

Hi everyone!

We hope that everyone is keeping well, active but above all else, SAFE, right now!

There are plenty of ways to keep up with your training while people are following the government’s ruling of STAYING AT HOME.

Our sister club, Cranham Ishinryu, are currently running online classes 3 times a week via ZOOM where you can follow a structured online LIVE CLASS led by Sensei Alan Poole 4th Dan.

If you are interested in joining these classes, head on over to their Facebook page and drop them a message so that they can share the details with you.

Ishin!
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Sunday March 29th, 2020

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate Club

Good Afternoon to you all, I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.
With regards to my recent post regarding training videos, my plan is to create a WhatsApp group, allowing anyone from Woodlane, and across our association to join.
I will then send some training sessions and tips directly to you.
I will be working on the basis that the training works at home, with limited space and no equipment needed.
I will also ask for requests, allowing us as a group to discuss techniques, or problems we may have with a certain move, technique with a view of correcting.
This group is open to all grades and ages, and depending on the response I may divide it, to allow basic and more advanced to benefit.
Please feel free to private message me your number, and on receipt I will add you to the group.

I look forward to hearing from you all soon and let’s get busy training.

Lee Smith 6th Dan
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Thursday March 26th, 2020

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Morning all.
I’m looking to post some videos shortly of some easy “at home” training techniques.
I’m not normally one to post home or self videos, but I’m aware that some of you are missing the club and training.
Anyone interested in this?
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Ýes Alan be great going stir crazy and its only bin four days

yes I am interested, it would be very helpful, thankyou

Monday March 23rd, 2020

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All of one Heart .

Thursday March 19th, 2020

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate Club

UPDATE.. Following Government guidelines. Woodlane Dojo at Becontree on Thursdays, and Forest lodge Dojo on Tuesdays are now closed, also Collier Row Ishinryu Dragons on Tuesdays, Closed until further notice. We do this because your health and well being are our upmost Priority. Keep safe, We will keep updating you all on any developments as soon as we receive them. On Behalf of Sensei Lee Smith, Sensei Chris Vant and Sensei Alan Poole, Stay Safe , Stay Strong and Stay ISHINRYU, Everyone of one Heart.💪💪 ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE.. Following Government guidelines. Woodlane Dojo at Becontree on Thursdays, and Forest lodge Dojo on Tuesdays are now closed, also Collier Row Ishinryu Dragons on Tuesdays, Closed until further notice. We do this because your health and well being are our upmost Priority. Keep safe, We will keep updating you all on any developments as soon as we receive them. On Behalf of Sensei Lee Smith, Sensei Chris Vant and Sensei Alan Poole, Stay Safe , Stay Strong and Stay ISHINRYU, Everyone of one Heart.💪💪

Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate Club

UPDATE...We are continually monitoring the Corona virus situation, and we are in constant contact with the leisure centre . There will still be training as usual on Thursday 19th March at Becontree Dojo.7.00pm to 8.30pm. Please follow guide line's that are in place : i:e ensure washing hands before and after training, If unwell Stay at home, As Instructors, your health and well being are our first priority. We hope to see you all on Thursday, So On behalf of Sensei Lee Smith, Sensei Chris Vant and Sensei Alan Poole Stay safe. We will be there Thursday to keep you all up to date . { and to train hard } ISHIN ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE...We are continually monitoring the Corona virus situation, and we are in constant contact with the leisure centre .  There will still be training as usual on Thursday 19th March at Becontree Dojo.7.00pm to 8.30pm. Please follow guide lines that are in place : i:e ensure washing hands before and after training, If unwell Stay at home, As Instructors, your health and well being are our first priority. We hope to see you all on Thursday, So On behalf of Sensei Lee Smith, Sensei Chris Vant and Sensei Alan Poole Stay safe. We will be there Thursday to keep you all up to date . { and to train hard } ISHIN

Thursday March 12th, 2020

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate Club

Drawing close to the pre grade, Sunday 22nd March, then General Grading on Sunday 5th April. Be Prepared. See you all tonight. ISHIN ... See MoreSee Less

Drawing close to the pre grade, Sunday 22nd March, then General Grading on Sunday 5th April. Be Prepared. See you all tonight. ISHIN

Sunday March 8th, 2020

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate Club

Enjoy the weekend people,
Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.
Let’s get there and have a blast!!
Ouss. 👍👌💪👊👊
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Training Times

Monday: 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Thursday: 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Location

Harold Hill Community Centre

Gooshays Drive
Romford
Essex
RM3 9LB

Woodlane Dojo

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 (£8).  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.