Latest News & Competition Reports

Club Notices

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Class Update

Tuesday Club Junior Class is now full !!!

No spaces currently available on the Tuesday Junior Class. There are spaces still available for the Friday Junior class 6:30-7:30pm.


Latest Reports and News


New Barking Abbey Black Belts - 4th December 2016

Congratulations to Dahni on attaining his 2nd Dan and to our 2 newest black belts Jay & Tyler on passing their 1st Dan.

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IKGA Invitational Kata Competition - 15th May 2016

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KDF Spring Open Championships - 24th April 2016

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EKF National Championships - 16th April 2016

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Ishinryu General Grading - March 2016

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Meopham Junior Open - 28th February 2016

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EKKA East of England Open - 21st February 2016

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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.


Barking Abbey Ishinryu Karate Club on YouTube

Barking Abbey Ishinryu also has a channel on

YouTube where you can view latest videos of theBarking Abbey Ishinryu squad in action. Click the logo or following the link below for more videos.


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Barking Abbey's National & International Achievements