Summer Course

Our annual Summer Course will enjoy its 24th edition in 2018. From a small club based camping event in the 1990's, the course has grown to a major occasion on the Australian karate calendar. Students and instructors travel from interstate and overseas to experience the unique event that is the Summer Course. Once you have experienced it, you will know what makes it so special....

It is a truly open course, as although hosted by Ishinryu it brings students and instructors from many styles. International athletes come to train with some of the world's best, and dojo athletes enjoy the variety of activities and experience that the instructors bring.

In the last 20 years we have hosted some spectacular international instructors, including: Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 9th Dan. The founder and master of Ishinryu, and record-holding coach of English karate's mens' kumite team and their 5 consecutive, and women's 2 consecutive, WKF World Championship titles. Sensei Ticky is our special overseas guest instructor in 2019. Sensei Wayne Otto OBE 5th Dan. The incredible holder of nine WKF World Titles. Former coach of England, current coach of Norway (and a silver medal at the 2014 WKF World Championships and 2017 WKF U21 World Championships AND a gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympics). Sensei Jonathan Mottram 5th Dan. The greatest kata competitor England has ever produced, and also the most successful English kata coach. Sensei Ian Cole 5th Dan. Holder of four WKF World Titles, former assistant National Coach of England and recent coach of Qatar.