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Lee Smith

Lee Smith

6th Dan

Chris Vant

Chris Vant

4th Dan

Alan Poole

Alan Poole

4th Dan

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The Ishinryu Association

Woodlane Ishinryu Karate

Our club has been established for over 40 years and is dedicated to the teaching of traditional and competition Karate within the Dagenham (London/Essex) area.  

2019 Summer Course – Book Now!

2019 Summer Course – Book Now!

The 2019 Summer Course is approaching fast.  This is an event not to be missed and the highlight of the Ishinryu year.  Book and pay as soon as possible to secure your place – you can do this in minutes at the main Ishinryu site – just find the Summer course flyer on the front page and click the Buy Now button below.

We strongly suggest you book before May 31st to secure a £10 discount from the £85 cost.  Also note that the singe-day rate is £60 payable on each day.

2018 Junior Student of the Year

2018 Junior Student of the Year

Congratulations to Kayleigh Dobinson for this well deserved award.  Kayleigh has worked so hard this year – a year in which she was voted Summer Course Student of the weekend as well as passing her 1st Dan Black Belt grading.  Well done Kayleigh!

2018 Senior Student(s) of the Year

2018 Senior Student(s) of the Year

This year was exceptional in that two outstanding students were nominated and awarded. Both from the ‘Class of 2018’ new starter group at Woodlane, and each equally deserving of the award.

Congratulations Liz Carter and Colin Hellier – seen here being presented their awards by Commonwealth Karate Gold medal Winner Kate Karwacinski.

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Training Times

Monday: 8 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.


Becontree Heath Leisure Centre

Althorne Way,
RM10 7FH

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.