Welcome to Legends Karate!

We are a friendly but dedicated old school karate club, fully licensed in the UK under the British Combat Association. We fall under the technical auspices of Patrick McCarthy (9th Dan, Hanshi) and the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society (IRKRS).

The IRKRS is a world-wide multi-karate style organisation 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 was founded in January 2009 by Sensei Joost Frehé, a shidoin-level instructor under the IRKRS. It received full accreditation under the IRKRS in June of that same year.

Please browse this site freely and/or contact Sensei Joost Frehé for more info about the club and its activities.