Welcome to the Brentwood Ishinryu Karate club website. Brentwood Ishinryu Karate club was reformed in May 2006 by Sensei Andy Bidder 3rd Dan.
Our club has a growing number of junior and senior students and offers a friendly and structured instruction in the art of karate. The style of karate that is taught at the club is called Ishinryu, which was formed by Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 9th Dan in 1973.
If you are new to karate, wishing to return to training after a break or wanting to change karate styles, get in touch with us for details in joining our club.
Students try karate for many different reasons, however if your objective is to progress through the grades to gain the coveted Black Belt, then with regular attendance and correct training, we will help you achieve your goal.
While learning karate, you will gain self confidence and learn self-defence, while at the same time get yourself in great shape.
Club 'Gradings' take place every 3 to 4 months, depending on the level of progress and attendance record of each student. All classes are structured to the level, experience and ability of the students. All club instructors are fully insured and have been police clearance.
We accept juniors from the age of 6 years old. If you are interested in joining as a beginner (adult or junior level), we run a 4 week induction class, after which you would join the main class.
New club members are always welcome, so if you feel like trying karate, give us a call or Send an Email to the club.
The K is on the Way
Organised by the World Karate Federation 'The K is on the Way' is a campaign to bring Karate to the Olympic stage in 2020 and help bring new followers and practitioners to our sport and to show how spectacular Karate can be.
Along with the Ishinryu Karate Association, Brentwood Ishinryu are supporting the Olympic bid and will be holding open days, where you can come to the club and watch our training sessions, which will provide an insight into Karate. Want to come along and watch? Then feel free to contact the club about the next open day.