Latest News & Results

Club Notices

Forthcoming Competition and Course Dates . . .


Ishinryu One Day Course

Sunday 19th October 2014. 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Becontree Leisure Centre.

Althorne Way, Dagenham RM10 7AY

(forms available at club).


I.K.G.A England Invitational Kata Competition
Invitational Junior Kata Competition on:

Sunday 2nd November 2014. 10.00am – 1.30pm
Garon Park Leisure Centre, Eastern Ave, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA.


WKU Winter Open Invitational

Sunday 16th November 2014
Hutton Moor Leisure Centre,
Hutton Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 8LY


Ishinryu Pre-Grading Course

Sunday 23rd November 2014. 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Barking Abbey School Leisure Centre

Woodbridge Road, Barking. IG11 9ET.

Click HERE to download form.


Ishinryu General Grading

Sunday 7th December 2014

Barking Abbey School Leisure Centre

Woodbridge Road, Barking. IG11 9ET.



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

Gold Silver and Bronzes at the EKKA Karate Challenge

12th October 2014 - Read Report . . .


British International Open - 27th September 2014

Well done to Toni Shearing claiming SILVER in the Girls Kata 12-13yrs event. Well done.


German Karate1 Premier League

27-28th September 2014 - Read Report . . .


Barking Abbey Ishinryu at Banzai Cup, Berlin, Germany

20th September 2014 - Read Report . . .



Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE @ Barking Abbey Ishinryu

16th September 2014 - Photo Gallery Added . . .


Gold Silver and Bronzes at the EKKA Karate Challenge

14th September 2014 - Read Report . . .


Kate & Steve Karwacinski @ World University Championships - 18-22nd July 2014 - Read Report . . .


Medal at Meopham Junior Championships - 20th July 2014

Read Report . . .


Barking Abbey Successful Gradings 8 & 11th July 2014

Read Report . . .


French Connection

A massive congratulations to Barking Abbey Ishinryu students, Kate Karwacinski and Aimee Sell, who have been chosen to represent England in a pre Senior World Championship competition, which is being hosted by the French Karate Federation on 4th October 2014. We wish them both the best of luck.


Ishinryu Summer Camp  - 20-23rd June 2014

Read Report . . .


Kata Squad Selected for World Senior Championships

Congratulations to Barking Abbey Ishinryu students, Chris Karwacinski - selected for Male Team Kata, Melissa Williamson - selected for Female Team Kata and Aimee Sell - selected for Female Team Kata and Individual Senior Female Kata. The world championships are being held in Germany in October.


Update: Kate Karwacinski now also confirmed for Kumite in the U68kg category and also Female Team Kumite.

Well done to all Barking Abbey Ishinryu students selected.



Read more News and Reports on NEWS page . . .

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 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 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

Barking Abbey Ishinryu also has a presence on

Facebook where you can keep up-to-date with

discussion groups and comments from the group

members. This is an open group so please feel free

to join the Barking Abbey Ishinryu Facebook group.



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