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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.

Summer Break


Kaizen Ryu will be closed for it's summer break between 15th August till 31st August inclusive.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, please make other training arrangements where possible so that you don't miss out on training. The next club grading/testing is on 13th August.

We hope you all have an enjoyable summer break.

The Kaizen Post 2016 Edition 1

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The Kaizen Post is back!

We have decided to revive your club's newsletter which reports on previous events as well as having a look at what's coming up for training opportunities and special stuff. It will also serves as a point of reference, as a student resource tool, as articles build up over the months to build and enhance your karate journey.

Happy reading! We hope you enjoy the issue.

The Kaizen Cup Spring Championship 2016


The Kaizen Cup is an established & popular tournament in the Southern England competition circuit, attracting top quality students from around the country to compete for the Kaizen Cup Trophy. 

Over the last 13 years the event has grown in popularity. It's a competitive, yet friendly and well run competition, using WKF rules. These bi-annual events are the perfect environment as a warm up for pre-international championships. As well as providing a competitive platform for beginners right through to black belts. With nearly 50 divisions to choose from, there is a category for all.

Clubs are invited to this competition, so for any enquiries and entry forms please contact the tournament organisers: enquiry@kaizenryu.com or call 07743-764234.

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)