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Welcome to the official site of Kaizen Ryu Karate Do.

Kaizen Ryu Karate Do is a family friendly karate club with a number of dojo in the East London and Essex areas. Our aim is to make karate accessible to the general public whilst keeping the etiquette and traditions strong.

We are a traditional club that draws kata and training methods from both the Goju and Shotokan schools. There is a strong emphasis on discipline and understanding of technique with the main focus of training being kihon (basic training) and kata, which lead instinctively to self defence training.

We teach all ages from 5 years old, right up to 65. We offer children's classes for boys and girls under 13 and all ages classes geared toward adults and children who take their training even more seriously.

Like all martial arts, there are a number of benefits that come with training at Kaizen Ryu Karate. These include improved fitness, a useful knowledge of self-defence, increased self-control and discipline, and self-respect.

The Kaizen Cup Invitational Winter Championships 2016

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Congratulations and well done to all the competitors who competed at Sunday's Kaizen Cup Winter Championships.

The day was a competitive, friendly and a fun way of testing their skills against some of the very best karate ka around the country. The Kaizen Cup is one of the popular tournament in the South of England competition circuit and is gaining popularity.

We hoped that whether you won or lost, that you all had an enjoyable day and learned a lot from your experience. These events are made possible by the team of volunteers who work together tirelessly behind the scenes and all the officials, judges and referees who gave up their day. As well as, all the competitors and their supportive coaches, family and friends. Thank you, it has been another successful Kaizen Cup this year and even better, by finishing earlier than scheduled by two hours! The next Kaizen Cup is Sunday 12th March at the Jean Brown Indoor Arena, Redbridge and Sports Leisure Centre, Forest Road, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 3TB. Photos from the event are up on our Facebook Page:


Seiwakai International London Seminar 2015


Following in the Footsteps of the Masters


For the karate ka (or student) it doesn’t get any better than this - direct teaching from genuine Japanese karate masters.

Last weekend Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi, head of Sewakai International, and Satoru Takahashi Hanshi, both eighth dan karate masters, flew into the UK for literally three days to give their only European seminar this year at Bishop Douglass Secondary School in North London - a rare event that attracted students from as far away as Russia, Italy and Czechoslovakia.

Despite numerous language barriers among the students, all eyes were glued on these experts of Goju, a style of karate suited to close up fighting, as they put the two hundred attendees through their paces.

Introducing the new Member Card

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Introducing the new Member Card unique to Kaizen Ryu Karate. This entry swipe-card allows you membership access to any of our locations across East London and Essex. As well as giving you access to all the other benefits of being a member, such as equipment discounts, access to special events; Gasshuku (summer training camp), Tournaments, Seminars, Judging and Refereeing Courses, Annual Awards, Black Belt classes, Team Kaizen Programs and other special classes. Being a member also entitles you access to a competition career and elite training through the National Squad.

With the new Member Card you can easily upgrade to Silver or Gold membership giving you further benefits such as up to 10% discount on equipment and special events.

It also provides a hassle free way of increasing or decreasing the number of classes you attend, by allowing you to do this straightaway at class. A convenient way to help prepare you for your next testing/grading by giving you the opportunity to attend extra classes when you need it.

Working with Schools across Tower Hamlets


Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation Partnership 2015-2016

"Providing outstanding opportunities and support for young people in Tower Hamlets to reach their potential, realise their ambitions and develop personally through sport."

We are pleased to announced that Kaizen Ryu Karate will continue to work closely with the Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation to deliver a series of after-school programs across the borough schools starting this Autumn 2015.


This partnership will be a great opportunity for the club to be able to share it's vision and work with local and national partners who have similar aims for young people.

We wish the coaching team all the best on this new partnership. We also hope that the youngsters enjoy the many benefits of what martial arts has to offer.  

(Sources: www.thysf.org)