Welcome to Legends Karate!
Legends Karate is the first UK accredited club, teaching Hanshi Patrick McCarthy’s ground breaking method of old-school karate, Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu (KU).
We are based at the marvellous London Fields Fitness Studio in Hackney, E8, conveniently located at just 7 minuted from London Liverpool Street station.
We are a friendly, dedicated club with beginner classes throughout the year, and welcome students and/or instructors from traditional and/or modern karate styles that want to find out more about the functional application of kata, as it was catalogued and categorized by master-level instructor Hanshi Patrick McCarthy (9th Dan).
Legends Karate head-instructor, Sensei Joost Frehé, is a shidoin-level instructor under Hanshi Patrick McCarthy’s International Ryukyu Karate Research Society (IRKRS), a world-wide multi-karate style organization that is committed to broadening the understanding of karate and kobudo and promote innovation, research and discovery of the origins, evolution and tactical application theories of old style Okinawan karate.
Legends Karate received full accreditation under the IRKRS in June 2010.