Jissokan Martial Arts
Jissokan Martial Arts 

Welcome to Jissokan Martial Arts.

The Jissokan meaning 'hall of the true nature of reality' is dedicated to practising and preserving the Chinese based (Tode Jutsu) martial traditions of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Under the guidance of head instructor Garry Lever shinshii, the old school practises and traditions are preserved and passed on faithfully for posterity. Incorperating detailed study of the unarmed self-defence methods (Goju Ryu Karate), weapons traditions (Matayoshi Kobudo), and holistic practises for general health; the Jissokan offers a well rounded martial arts school curriculum which is unique and challenging. We are the premier Okinawan Martial Arts school in Essex, with regular visitors from around the world, and the only UK branch dojo of Kayo Ong's Chi-I-Do organisation.

We also offer our unique children's karate classes for kids aged 5 years onwards. 

Regular classes are held in Upminster & Brentwood Essex, with members also conducting private training in the Romford area.

We also offer our unique nutritional support program, the Karate Kitchen.


New Kids Class Starting 2nd May in Aveley, Essex! Every Weds 4.30 - 5.30pm.

Aveley Public Hall, Manor Close, Aveley RM15 4EL





Train With Us

We run regular adult classes based in our private farmyard Dojo in Brentwood Essex in Goju Ryu Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo. We also hold various open seminars throughout the year.

Additionally we have an excellent childrens karate programme for kids aged from 5 years old.


Find out more below......



Goju Ryu

Classical unarmed self-defence methods of Goju Ryu Karate. It is a close quarters system based upon functional self preservation techniques. Our authentic training methods come direct from Okinawa with direct lineage to the systems founder Miyagi Chojun.




Ancient weapons based martial traditions of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Discover the practical applications of weapons such as Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Tunfa, and Eku; and how such techniques can be adapted to any improvised tool.




Our highly regarded classes in Okinawan Karate for children instil discipline, respect, and promote healthy development of body and mind to stand our students in good stead throughout their growing years.


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