ISHIGAKI is a martial arts club for gay and gay-friendly people.
You can find us in LONDON and BRIGHTON.
If you are thinking about trying ju-jitsu for the first time take a look at our introductory video - all of us started where you are now.
Strength to strength
We are a highly successful ju-jitsu and social club with a multi-national, diverse and friendly membership. The name is taken from the Japanese words meaning ‘stone’ and ‘wall’ and, since 1994, we have been pushing limits and setting new boundaries for our members and gay (and straight) people in sports.
Our success, as a club, is due to the supportive and fun atmosphere we create in our classes and in our social gatherings. We welcome anyone who wants to learn ju-jitsu and enjoys a bit of social in pubs, restaurants, parties and group trips.
What's in it for YOU....
Most people come to Ishigaki for the following reasons:
- an interest in learning a martial art.
- to be more confident.
- an environment that supports them and understands their needs.
- to make new friends.
- for high training standards and tuition.
You are welcome to come to any of our training sessions. Some people prefer to watch, naturally, we recommend you give it a try.
Please let us know before you come along by email or phone.
Monday 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Exercise Studio 303 (3rd Floor),
The Arts Educational School, London
Cone Ripman House,
14 Bath Road,
London W4 1LY
By Tube: District Line to Turnham Green
By Bus: E3 and 94 (alight at the Tabard)
Parking: Parking available locally
Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30 pm
The Basement Hall,
Finsbury Leisure Centre,
London EC1V 3PU
Underground: Barbican, Old Street
Thursday 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday 3:30 - 5:30 pm (from 2:30 if you want an extra hour of your own practice)
Oasis Sports Centre
London WC2H 9AG
Underground: Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road.
The Oasis does not charge admission for people attending Ishigaki classes but you must pay for any other facilities used.