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Shotokan Karate Ryu

Teaching traditional Shotokan Karate in Bishops Stortford and Stansted for over twenty years.

New Beginners Welcome - come and join us, first lesson is free!

Please get in touch for more information.

About Our School

The Shotokan Karate Ryu was established in 2003 and since then it has been our mission to teach the art of Traditional Karate in Bishops Stortford and Stansted.

Today, we are the largest Karate School in the area with over 30 Black belts and over 200 licensed students.

Upcoming Events

Take a look at upcoming Courses, Workshops, Competitions, Gradings & Social Events


Get In Touch

Would you like to find out more?

Please do not hesitate to get in touch

with Sensei Donna


(01279) 731752

Take a Class!

Beginners welcome, the first lesson is free.

Classes for all levels, 4 years and above.


Classes for All Levels

Tiger Tots

4-6 years

Tiger Tots is designed to develop a child’s co-ordination and motor-stills, whilst building confidence, independence and self-discipline.

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5-16 years

We offer a number of classes that are Junior only, and also mixed Adult and Junior lessons.

Beginners Welcome.


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16 years & above

Lessons thoughout the week and at the weekend. Mix and match to suit your itinery.

Beginners welcome.


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Established in 2003

“The Shotokan Karate Ryu is one of the outstanding clubs in England, with the highest standards of Karate from students and instructors. It is always a pleasure to visit the club for Dan gradings to watch the excellent standards of Karate and to know that the high standards of traditional karate are being retained. The Shotokan Karate Ryu has a proud heritage and a standard at black belt that any club would be proud of.”

- Sensei Dave Sharkey, 9th Dan

Expert Instructors

With 50 years combined experience in the Martial Arts.

Sensei Michael Ring

Sensei Michael Ring

7th Dan

Chief Instructor Sensei Michael Ring (7th Dan), is a Senior English Karate-ka recognised in 2023 for his expertise in, and outstanding contribution to, the art of Karate-do. He is also a senior policy advisor in Government.

Sensei Donna Ring

Sensei Donna Ring

5th Dan

Sensei Donna Ring (5th Dan), the Chief Instructor of Juniors, is a former Expert Witness with the Forensic Science Service and responsible for developing the revolutionary Tiger Tots programme for teaching Karate to 4-6 year olds.

Happy Students

“We couldn’t be prouder of Sev who today passed his karate black belt grading. Six years of dedication and training have all paid off.”

- Alex Fleet

“I have trained on and off for many years with different clubs never really advancing. Both of you have inspired and encouraged me to pursue my black belt, and the boys getting theirs on the same night was the icing on the cake.”

- Chris Seal

“Thank-you!! You both have given my boys so much more than the (not-so!) simple mechanics of karate. They know reward through sheer hard work, persistence and resilience”

- Helen Gundry

“Thank-you so much for your hard-work and support with Kellan. He is so pleased to have achieved his black belt, and we are all so proud of him. Under your guidance he is looking forward to continuing”

- Emma & Paul

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