Welcome to Legends Karate

Legends Karate is the first fully accredited UK-based karate club delivering the ground breaking method of old-school karate developed by karate pioneer and master-level instructor Hanshi Patrick McCarthy (9th Dan). 

We fall under the direct technical auspices of Hanshi Patrick McCarthy's International Ryukyu Karate Research Society (IRKRS), and are licensed and insured in the UK under Geoff Thompson and Peter Consterdine's British Combat Association (BCA).

Legends Karate head-instructor Sensei Joost Frehé is a shidoin-level instructor under the IRKRS, and holds additional black belts in Traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate and Okinawa Kobudo (karate weapons). He is CRB checked and holds updated first aid certification in support of his instructors accreditation.

Legends Karate is unique in that it teaches both the old school versions of classical karate kata, as well as the functional application practices they relate to pioneered by Hanshi McCarthy in his method Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu (or KU in short).

If you require further info on the club and our activities, please browse this site freely and/or contact Sensei Joost Frehé on 07455 511213.