New beginners course begins 28th SeptemberPosted on: 1 Sep 2015Posted by: Paul McNamee
Our next beginners course starts this month, Monday 28th September and Thursday 1st October. For more information please visit our new Beginners Classes page here
. Please spread the word and if you are able, print out and hand out some of our course flyers, which can be downloaded here
Movember 2013. We need you...Posted on: 1 Nov 2013Posted by: Paul McNamee
Movember 2013 has arrived and it i's all about raising awareness of men's health (specifically men's cancer) by growing a manly mo and wearing it with pride! If you would like to show your support and donate or join the Jersey Ishinryu Movember team and help to raise money for this great cause, then please follow the links below.
Thank you for your support.Click here to see my progress and donate... Click here to join my team... Click here to read about the issues with mens's health...
Jonathan Mottram and Kate Karwacinski Kata and Kumite Weekend CoursePosted on: 18 Jun 2013Posted by: Paul McNamee
Sensei Jonathan Mottram will be returning to Jersey this summer for a weekend Kata and Kumite course to be hosted by Jersey Ishinryu. This year Jonathan will be accompanied by Kate Karwacinski, a current junior and senior England squad member, to put us through our paces! The course will run from Friday the 12th to Sunday 14th of July.
Please click on the following links for further information:Course flyerCourse timetableCourse prices
If you would like to attend then please download, print and complete the attendance forms by clicking here
. Please note that if you wish to attend and you do not live in Jersey, we can arrange your travel and accommodation for you, details are included on the application forms.
Ishinryu Dominates at the 2013 EKF ChampionshipsPosted on: 23 Apr 2013Posted by: Paul McNamee
Ishinryu won a staggering 11 gold medals and finished at the top of the medals table at the 2013 EKF championships this past weekend. Our congratulations go to team Ishinryu for this amazing achievement!
To view the full medals table please click here
Jonathan Mottram breaks an English record
Posted on: 22 Apr 2013
Posted by: Paul McNamee
Congratulations to Jonathan Mottram who on Saturday, broke an English record by becoming the English National Kata Champion for the 16th time.
Jonathan Mottram reaches the World Championship Semi-FinalsPosted on: 26 Nov 2012Posted by: Paul McNamee
Our congratulations go to Sensei Jonathan Mottram, who made it into the repechage quarter-finals stages of Male Individual Kata event at the 2012 World Seniors Karate Championships, which were held in Paris, last week. Sensei Jonathan narrowly missed reaching the semi-finals, losing to the Italian finalist and former World Champion, Luca Valdesi. For more details please follow this link
New WKF YouTube ChannelPosted on: 23 Oct 2012Posted by: David Scott
The WKF now has its very own channel on YouTube! This is great news for the upcoming world Championships in France as it means you will be able to follow Jonathan Mottram’s progress as he competes. The championships are being held in Paris from November 21st to the 25th but you can watch plenty of great footage of other WKF events right now, on the WKF YouTube channel
Sensei Paul McNamee is awarded his 5th Dan
Posted on: 25 Jun 2012
Posted by: David Scott
Congratulations to Sensei Paul who was awarded a 5th Dan at the Summer Course in Essex this past weekend! Paul was awarded his 5th Dan for his on-going support and commitment to Ishinryu karate. Fantastic news and well deserved.
Paul wins silver in the 2012 EKF Championships!Posted on: 24 Apr 2012Posted by: David Scott
Over the weekend of the 21st & 22nd April, the English Karate Federation held their National Championships for 2012 at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. Our chief instructor Paul McNamee once again competed in the Veterans Kata event. Proving that he hasn't just still got it but that it's getting better, Paul beat last year's bronze with a well deserved silver medal and missed gold by only one flag!
Photo's and news footage of Jonathan's visitPosted on: 27 Feb 2012Posted by: Paul McNamee
For some great photos of the training sessions with Jonathan checkout Jersey Events here
. The training was also featured on Channel Television! The broadcast can be watched online here
Thanks to everyone who participated. I do hope you enjoyed the weekend and got plenty out of it. And don't forget, if you missed out this time around, Johnathan will be returning again in the summer. Watch this space for dates...
Over £700 raised by our Movember team!Posted on: 1 Dec 2011Posted by: David Scott
Well done to the Jersey Ishinryu Movember team! Over £700 has been raised by their whiskers, which will now be put towards (the money, not their whiskers) finding cures for Men's cancer and other health problems. A fantastic effort but you still have time to increase their total by clicking here to donate
.Click here to see more images on our facebook page
Paul McNamee wins bronze at the 2011 EKF ChampionshipsPosted on: 26 Apr 2011Posted by: David Scott
On 16th and 17th of April 2011, the English Karate Federation National Championships were held in Sheffield. The EKF championships are open to all forms of karate taught in England however Ishinryu bagged a staggering 22 medals with every member of the English squad picking up a medal. But most importantly, Jersey's very own chief instructor Paul McNamee was awarded a well earned bronze in the veteran's kata. Paul was very pleased with his award but was quick to point out that he will be winning the gold next year!