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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.

New Website 2021


Please visit our new website.

COVID-19 Notice

17 March 2020 (last update)

Our member's well being is important to us, and we have put measures in place to ensure that members can continue to enjoy their training safely. 

The dojos are still OPEN, and we are also preparing ONLINE CLASSES for all of our active, paying members, and for those who are self-isolating.
We are also looking into and setting up LIVE online sessions for our active, paying members, and for those who are self-isolating.
These will be in place if the situation develops to a point where we are unable to run regular classes in the manner that we're all used to.

We are taking every precaution we can in all of our classes in light of government guidelines and are looking at our procedures on a daily basis.

The United Kingdom stepped into Delay Phase and now we are taking very important actions to protect the students from spreading the virus.


Please adhere to these precautions: 

1) every person walking in to the Dojo must wash hands before entering and leaving

Christmas Raffle Fundraiser

Kaizen Academy Christmas Raffle 2019

On Saturday 14th December, during the Annual Awards, we held the draw for the Christmas fundraiser raffle.

Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Prize - Samuel Kashem

2nd Prize - Sarah Gibson

3rd Prize - Danielius Adomonis

Thank you to everyone; students, parents, friends, work colleagues, who supported the fundraiser. All profit has gone towards the Kaizen Academy for Sports Development O-Mega Japan projects. 

We are OPEN! - January 2020 Winter Term resumes

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We are back in the dojo!

Starting Tuesday 7th January 2020, all classes resumes.

We hope everyone has had a brilliant summer break, and are feeling fresh, re-energised and ready to hit the dojo floor!

What is happening this Winter?

1. 16th - 22nd March - Mums go for free week! 

2. 10th - 12th April - Good Friday Weekend Closure

3. 8th - 10th May - BELGIUM trip for Japanese Masters Seminar & Seiwakai Dan Grading 

4. 18th - 24th May - Mental Health Awareness Week

5. 15th – 21st June Dads Go Free Week