Summer training programme

Posted by admin on Friday Jul 4, 2014 Under Uncategorized

ishinSUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME: Classes will run as normal next week. and then will continue once a week throughout the summer holidays.
Classes as follows:
Tuesday July 15 – no class
Thursday July 17 – 6-7pm all grades/7-8pm kumite
Thursday July 24 – 6-7pm all grades/7-8pm kumite
Thursday July 31 – 6-7pm all grades/7-8pm kumite
Thursday August 7 – 6-7pm all grades/7-8pm kumite
Thursday August 14 and 21 (no classes)
Thursday August 28 – 6-7pm all grades/7-8pm kumite
Classes return to normal Tuesday, September 2.

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It was a summer sizzler!

Posted by admin on Thursday Jul 3, 2014 Under Uncategorized

course 20154course2015 3greg francisThe annual Ticky donovan OBE Summer Course proved to be a summer sizzler.

Students and instructors travelled down to St Osyth for the course – which is in its 39th year.

There was some amazing instruction from course sensei’s Ticky Donovan, Dave Hazard, Greg Francis and Lee Smith  - as well as other top quality karateka.

The weather was stunning which made for a great weekend in what was a truly fantastic atmosphere.

Fun highlights included a team tug-of-war and a kids dodge ball which proved a huge hit.

The superb Fit2Fite was once again a delight and it was fantastic to see its founder and Ishinryu stalwart sensei Greg Francis being awarded his 6th Dan.

Next year sees the 40th anniversary. It promises to be a spectacular weekend. Bookings are going fast – so don’t miss out.

See our Facebook page or club instructors for more details.

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Kata gongs for East Durham duo

Posted by admin on Thursday Jul 3, 2014 Under Uncategorized

hpool compEkam Takhar and Deniz Aydinc each picked up a bronze medal in the Hartlepool Wodokai Open.

The pair put in fantastic performances in the respective age/grade groups and narrowly missed out on the final.

The pair were then unlucky in their kumite categories and missed out on the medals.

Harrison Craig also put in a great performance in kata and kumite – but was unable to pick up a gong.

But junior squad coach Liam Conroy was really pleased with his and everyone’s efforts.

Well done to all.



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Silver lining for Bailey at Four Nations.

Posted by admin on Monday May 19, 2014 Under Uncategorized

bailey uk openEast Durham’s Bailey Baker Followed his British open gold success with a silver at the Four Nations championships in Glasgow.

Bailey battled through the early rounds in the male junior, 16-17rys, U-76kg section to reach the final at the Emirates arena.

He conceded a wazari in the early seconds of the final bout against fellow England international Joe Kellaway – but was unable to claw back the points.

Bailey had to settle for second – but another great performance to keep him on track.

Well done. Ishin!!

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Highland fling as Bailey strikes gold in Scotland

Posted by admin on Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 Under Uncategorized

bailey british 2East Durham’s Bailey Baker struck gold at the Scottish International open.

After a disappointing show on his first return from injury at the EKF English championships in March, Bailey had a point to prove at this international event.

And he quickly despatched his opponents in the early rounds of the U-76kg junior 16-17yrs event to reach the final.

He then beat fellow England international Jake Pickering to claim the top spot.

Great performance and back on track heading towards selections next month leading to next year’s junior European championships.

Well done. Ishin!

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Easter Training

Posted by admin on Monday Mar 31, 2014 Under Uncategorized

karate bunnyA reminder to all students.

During the Easter holidays, Tuesday classes on April 8th and 15th will be cancelled.

Thursday classes will run as normal.

Classes will return to normal on April 22.

See instructors for more details

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The day belonged to Ekam

Posted by admin on Tuesday Mar 4, 2014 Under Uncategorized

ekamA huge congratulations to East Durham’s Ekam Takhar after a stunning double gold at the Teesside open.

Ekam picked up gongs in both kata and kumite at the event – a deserved reward for all his recent hard work.

There were valiant efforts also from Rebecca Lawton and Harrison Craig who both performed well on the day.

Thanks also to our newly-appointed junior squad coach Liam Conroy on a successful coaching debut.

Well done all. Ishin!

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Come and have a go!

Posted by admin on Tuesday Mar 4, 2014 Under Uncategorized

ishinEast Durham Ishinryu is holding a parents a parents and families ‘Come-and-try-it’ session on Tuesday, March 18.

All students are expected to bring a parent or family member to join in the session with them.

It will be huge fun and families will get a chance to experience just how hard it is.

And who knows-  you might even come back!

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Sensei Lee Smith returns

Posted by admin on Monday Jan 13, 2014 Under Uncategorized

lee smithIshinryu’s Sensei Lee Smith 5th Dan is set to return to the North-East for a special course.

The course will take place on Friday, March 14, from 6-30-8.30pm

All students, all age and grade should attend. It’s a rare opportunity not to missed.

Venue details and course forms will be available from club instructors soon.

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Merry Christmas to all

Posted by admin on Friday Dec 20, 2013 Under Uncategorized

karate snowmanWe would like to wish all our students and parents a very Merry Christmas.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support throughout what has been a fantastic year for the club.

All the very best for 2014.

See you all on January 7 when classes return as normal.

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