Ishinryu in New Zealand

Sensei Phil Laing 7th Dan trained in England for 9 years before returning home to found Ishinryu Karate in New Zealand. He is based in Wellington.

Sensei Phil was an accomplished competitor and coach for New Zealand.


Ishinryu Karate Australia has an abundance of accredited, experienced and talented senior and assistant instructors. Come along to any dojo to meet Sensei Tony Hails 8th Dan and see for yourself how quality, coupled with passion, enriches every student and their family.