Kokua Sports Clinic


Richard was the chief instructor of The Corringham & Dartford Ishinryu Karate Clubs which, after 20 years, have closed.

Richard is still involved in karate; He is the coaching officer for the Ishinryu Association and teaches on courses and accepts invitations to visits clubs as a guest instructor.

About Ishinryu Karate

Ishinryu KarateIshinryu is a style of karate that was devised by an Englishman named David ‘Ticky’ Donovan who, in the 1970’s was British, European and World Team Champion. As national coach, he has led Great Britain to numerous world titles, for which he received the OBE.

The style is based on some of the large Japanese styles, Shotokan, Wado Ryu and Kyokushinkai. Ishinryu has a history of both male and female European and World medalists and has won the national championships many times.