Tony Dean 5th Dan Ishinryu Karate(Ex-England International) & Goldbar Kickboxing. Bronze level FIT2FITE COACH

Tony started training in October 1973 with Sensei Wil Verner 5th Dan at East Ham's Hartley Centre where he trained until brown belt, Tony then started training full time with Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 9th Dan Chief Instuctor for Ishinryu and was awarded black belt in 1977 at the BKA grading.
Tony was selected for the official England Squad( now the EKGB) in 1979 and was a regular squad member until 1986, fighting in both junior and senior squad's, Tony was selected to represent England in the 1984 junior European Championships after winning the 1983 British Title, but was 2 months too old and was replaced by Wayne Otto who took a Bronze Medal.
Tony has represented Ishinryu in many competitions at club, national and international level.

1979 England U21 Squad
1981 London Youth Games Gold Medal
1982 London Youth Games Gold Medal
1983 London Youth Games Gold Medal
1983 British Lightweight Champion
1983 Dutch Open Senior England Team-quarter finals
1983 Barking (Hombu-main dojo) 2nd place mens black belt shield
1984 England Senior Squad
1984 English National Champoinships Team Bronze
1984 Ishinryu Championships Team 2nd
1985 Ishinryu Championships Team 2nd
1985 English National Championships Team Bronze Medal
1986 English National Championships Team Bronze Medal
1997 Ishinryu Championships Team 2nd
1999 English National Championships Team Bronze Medal
2000 Ishinyru Overall Champions-awarded trophy for coaching Barking as most medal winners

There are many more competitions for which Tony received gold/silver/bronze medals for Kumite (fighting) and some silver and bronze for Kata (pre-arranged forms of movement) but the above seemed most relevant to list.


2005 Tony decided to ad to the Karate lessons by teachiing Kickboxing and passed the Gold Bar exam with the World Kickboxing Association www.wka.com



Tony was awarded 5th Dan by Sensei Donovan 9th Dan OBE,at Ticky Donovan's Summer Camp 2012.


Tony is a licensed Instructor for Karate with the EKF www.englishkaratefederation.com and also for Kickboxing with the WKA www.wka.com.