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Kyoshi Ante Brännbacka & Olaf Krey London Course

  • somers town sports centre 134 Chalton Street London, England, NW1 1RX United Kingdom (map)

*event image used is courtesy of Kristian Ahlroth*

The London Koryukan is proud to announce an exclusive opportunity to train under two of Hanshi Patrick McCarthy's TOP instructors:

Kyoshi Ante Brannbacka 

Kyoshi Olaf Krey

Training Times

Saturday 10am - 12:30pm - Saturday 2pm - 4:30pm - Sunday 10am - 12:30pm


£35 Single Session or £75 Full Weekend (Standard)

No tickets will be available on the day/on-the-door

Group/dojo discounts are available on request

Available Tickets*

Saturday 10am - 12:30pm only

Saturday 2pm - 4:30pm only

Sunday 10am - 12:30pm only

Full Weekend


*Tickets will be available until 15 September 2017


Martial Arts instructors program in Brisbane

Martial Arts instructors program in Brisbane

Kyoshi Ante Brannbacka and Kyoshi Olaf Krey both graduated from Hanshi McCarthy's tertiary Martial Arts instructors program (the first in its kind), that ran at the College of Natural Medicine in Brisbane, Australia, from 1998 onwards (see image).

Hanshi McCarthy and Kyoshi Brannbacka

Hanshi McCarthy and Kyoshi Brannbacka

Both instructors represent Hanshi Patrick McCarthy (9th Dan) and the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society (IRKRS) in their respective countries (Finland and Germany), where they are responsible for having built extremely strong followings over the years.

In 2006 both Kyoshi Brannbacka and Kyoshi Krey were invited to teach a weekend seminar in the UK, which was held at the High Wycombe Judo centre. The seminar was well received and indirectly led to the first KU dojo in the UK opening its doors in 2009.

This year's course will be held at the Somers Town Community Sports Centre in Camden, 134 Chalton Street London NW1 1RX. Somers Town covers a small local area surrounding Chalton Street, where the Sports Centre is located.

Bordered by the railway approaches of Kings Cross St Pancras Station, Somers Town gained  some fame for its impressive list of notable residents and a number of films that are set there, most notably Shane Meadows 'Somers Town'.

 Somers Town was mentioned in English literature by Charles Dickens who is said to have known the area well.


The nearest London Underground stations are Mornington Crescent, Euston and King's Cross St. Pancras. 

National Rail services operate from London King's Cross, London St. Pancras and London Euston stations. 

St. Pancras International is terminus for Eurostar services.


There are many hotels and hostels in the area, just type in NW1 1RX and look for 'Chalton Street, London NW1 1RX, United Kingdom' to find a suitable place nearby. 

Camden town lies only a stone's throw away from Somers Town and is famous in its own right for its hostels among other. 

It IS wise to BOOK EARLY as accommodation here fills up early.

We look forward seeing you at the course!

Earlier Event: July 1
Inter-Club & Fun Day 2017