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Woodlane Ishinryu Karate

Welcome to Woodlane Ishinryu Karate. This club has been established for over 35 years and is dedicated to the teaching of traditional and competition karate within the Dagenham (Essex) area.

Please follow the buttons on the left to learn more about our club.

Dave Lawrence - Summer Camp student of the year

Dave Lawrence

David Lawrence is presented with male student of the course award by sensei Ticky Donovan O.B.E

Chris Fennessy
3rd Dan

Chris Fennessy

Chris Fennessy was awarded 3rd Dan on the Summer Camp by sensei Ticky Donovan O.B.E. (seen here with sensei Greg Francis who was awarded 6th Dan on the course)

Sensei Lee Smith teaches on the Summer Camp

Dave Lawrence - 2nd Dan

Woodlane Sensei Lee Smith teaches on the Summer course for the 9th year running alongside Ticky Donovan O.B.E. Dave Hazard and Greg Francis.

100% Grading success
for Woodlane

Dave Lawrence

Six woodlane students graded on the course and all passed. Congratulations and well done to all those who graded.

Su Farrell
Best warm-up

Su Farrell

Su Farrell wins a surprise award for best Summer Camp warm-up. Well done Su.

...and a bucket
for Errol

Dave Lawrence - 2nd Dan

Woodlane students participated 100% in all aspects of the course including the ritual 'water punishment' for stepping out of line.

For younger students (up to 12 years old) we provide an introduction to karate training at our special Dragons Dojo in Collier Row. Lessons for Junior Dragons (6 to 12 years) are held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. More information can be found at or by clicking on the Red Dragons button in the menu.

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