Your instructor Phil Laing achieved many victories in New Zealand in the mid 80’s and represented New Zealand at world level from 1986-94. Phil left New Zealand in 1987 at the time when British karate was at its strongest. Ishinryu has been the strongest club in the UK since the mid 70’s. Phil became the Ishinryu senior club kata champion in 1991 and was fighting in the club’s A squad. After Achieving victories in the UK over his nine year stay, Phil returned home and joined the national coaching team with Karate New Zealand
Goal setting and attainment is a major part of the physical and mental learning process of Ishinryu Karate. As students progress and improve, their self esteem strengthens, providing the ability to interact with confidence in many different situations. Everyday students are encouraged to utilize the values of respect, courtesy, self discipline, commitment positively and responsibly, in return earning the respect of those they interact with.
These values become strengths and assets within a balanced focused character.
There is no special age for the beginner, Ishinryu has students around the world as young as 4 years. There are structured classes such as beginners, intermediate and advanced, and the grading system allows you to progress at your own rate.
What to Train in:
Any loose clothing (eg tracksuit pants.)
T/shirt, sweat shirt, etc
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Kids - 5:45 to 6:30pm
Juniors - 6:30 to 7:30pm
Seniors - 7:30 to 8:30pm
Phone Phil Laing
0800 663 154