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Forthcoming Competition and Course Dates . . .


2015 Open Summer Camp

Fri 19th -Mon 22nd June 2015

Seawick Holiday Village

St. Osyth Beach, near Clacton, Essex.

The next Open Summer Camp is special – the 40th Anniversary of this annual event is not be be missed. Running over a long weekend this event will feature intensive training from top British Karateka led by Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 9th Dan.

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Please see Claire to register for competitions.


Please note: Any student wishing to compete or attend National Squad training must have regular club attendance and seek permission from Sensei.

Latest Reports and News

EKF National Championships - 18-19th April 2015

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Medals @ EKKA Karate Challenge - 12th April 2015 

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Grading Success @ BAI - 31st March 2015

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Mushindo Wado-Kai Kata Competition - 8th March 2015

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Meopham Junior Championships - 8th March 2015

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6 Medals at KSE8 Karate Competition - 1st March 2015

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Yorkshire Open - 22nd February 2015

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British University Championships - 21-22nd February 2015

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Medals at EKKA Karate Challenge - 15th February 2015

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42nd Junior European Championships - 6-8th February 2015

Bronze Medal for Aimee Sell - Read Report . . .



Barking Abbey Ishinryu Grading - 27th January 2015

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EKF Kyu Grade Championships - 25th January 2015

Bronze Medal for Adriana. Read More . . .


Christmas Message - 21st December 2014

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Ishinryu Grading Success - 7th December 2024

Congratulations to Barking Abbey Ishinryu students and instructors who all successfully passed their next grades at the Ishinryu grading with 9th Dan Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE.

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Ishinryu pre-Grading Session  - 23rd November 2014

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Barking Abbey Ishinryu students selected for Snr Euros

 16th November 2014 - Read Report . . .


22nd Senior World Karate Championships

5-8th November 2014 - Read Report . . .


Barking Abbey Ishinryu Halloween Karate Party - 2014

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Welcome to Barking Abbey Ishinryu


"Welcome to our club's website,

'Barking Abbey Ishinryu Karate Club'." 


Here at Barking Abbey Ishinryu we teach the Ishinryu style of Karate and aim to provide the highest quality coaching for both Traditional and Sport minded Karateka.


Students are treated as individuals and everyone is encouraged to strive to achieve and reach their full potential.


So come and join one of England's most successful Karate clubs.

New members are most welcome at any time"






Barking Abbey's parent association is Ishinryu Karate Associates who's Chief Instructor is 'Ticky Donovan' O.B.E. 9th Dan. Ishinryu Karate Associates is in membership of the English Karate Federation which in turn is a member of the British, European and World Karate Federations.



Sensei Ticky Donovan 9th Dan OBE & Jon Mottram 5th Dan Barking Abbey Ishinryu Training Kumite Fighting Champion in Action Train and Make Friends - Ishinryu Summer Camp Kata Bunkai Demonstration Ishinryu Having Fun A Fun Family Activity Barking Abbey Ishinryu - Loud and Proud Barking Abbey Ishinryu - Winning Success Senior National Team Kata Champions Competition Successes Grading Successes






Barking Abbey Ishinryu, which is one of the most successful Karate Clubs within England, is run by Sensei Jonathan Mottram 5th Dan.


Sensei Mottram is also the English Karate Federation National Kata Coach and has produced and coached many English, British and International champions.


In 2013 Sensei Mottram became the European Championship record breaking Kata coach with his Kata squad medalling in Six out of Eight categories winning 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.


Barking Abbey Ishinryu students have enjoyed much media exposure, appearing on TV's Blue Peter and Radios Heart FM Breakfast Show with Jamie Theakston and performing at the Karate Kid Film Premier in Leicester Square amongst other events.


Barking Abbey Ishinryu Karate Club has a growing number of junior and senior students and offers a friendly and structured instruction in the art of Karate. Barking Abbey Ishinryu welcomes all levels of student both adults and children from beginners through to experienced students.


Barking Abbey Ishinryu is able to offer those students interested in sport the chance to compete nationally in the UK's most prestigious competitions and internationally in WKF recognised tournaments.


If you're looking to improve your health and fitness Karate training proves an excellent total body workout and provides all the necessary ingredients for a long and healthy life. Why train in Karate..., there are many benefits, it's great fun and you'll meet new friends. We look forward to seeing you at Barking Abbey Ishinryu Karate Club.


Classes Tuesday and Friday. See About Us for class times & address.


Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


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