Latest News & Results

Club Notices

Forthcoming Competition and Course Dates . . .


EKKA, Sunday April 13th in Ipswich...register on the day.


Scottish International Open, 26/27 April, Edinburgh.... details available at club. Entries must be submitted by 15th April.

WKU Spring Invitational, Sunday 4th May, Weston-Super-Mare...closing date Tuesday 22/04/2014!!

See me at club for information.

Those wishing to enter the British 4 Nations, Glasgow Saturday May 17th please check your entries with Sensei first.

Thanks Claire

Latest Reports and News

English National Championships - 29-30th Mar 2014

9 Gold, 4 Silver & 9 Bronze Medals to finish TOP Association in England again.

Report to follow . . .


European Junior Karate Championships - 7-9th Feb 2014

Bronze Medal for Kate Karwacinski - U21 Kumite

Report to follow . . .

Jnr Europeans - Kate Podium


WKF World Junior Karate Championships - 7-10th November 2013 - Read Report . . .


Medal for Kayleigh at EKKA Invitational - 1st December 2013.  Read Report . . .


Meopham Junior Karate Open - 17th November 2012

Read Report . . .


Tony Hails Visits Barking Abbey Ishinryu - November 2013

Click Here for Photo Gallery


Barking Abbey Ishinryu Gradings - 22 & 25 October 2013

Read Report . . .


Ishinryu One-Day Course - 19th October 2013

Read Report and Photo Gallery . . .


CEWKA International Karate Open - 6th October 2013 - Read Report . . .


Eva & Adriana medal at Ipswich Open

15th September 2013 - Read Report . . .


British International Open Championships -

7th September 2013 - Read Report . . .


Barking Abbey Ishinryu Students selected for England -

21st July 2013

Read Report . . .


Sensei Mottram Selected for World Combat Games

Barking Abbey Ishinryu Chief Instructor and England National Kata Coach, Jonathan Mottram, has been selected by the WKF, to participate in the Sport Accord World Combat Games. These Games are to be held in St Petersburg, Russia with Karate taking place on 20th & 21st October 2013. Only the top 8 WKF athletes from each category are selected to participate in these games so it is a great achieve to be recognised by the WKF as one of the top competitors in their category.


Central England Karate Championships - 7th July 2013

4 Golds & 4 Silvers - Read Report . . .






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Welcome to Barking Abbey Ishinryu


"Welcome to my 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"


Sensei Jonathan Mottram, 5th Dan Chief Instructor.




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 World & European Celebration Successes Kumite Fighting Champion in Action Squad Training in Slovakia Kata Bunkai Demonstration Ishinryu's England Representatives Ishinryu's England World Championship Squad Ishinryu Girls at Nationals Junior National Team Kata Champions Senior National Team Kata Champions Ishinryu Summer Camp - 'Fit 2 Fite' Training






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.


Featured Video: Ticky Donovan's Summer Course


Barking Abbey Ishinryu Karate Club on Facebook

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discussion groups and comments from the group

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