East Coast Karate, Proudly serving the Chariho Area Since 1995

East Coast Karate is a fully state of the art training facility. Complete with the best flooring system in the world, world class training bags, fitness and martial arts equipment.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

East Coast Karate was founded in 1993. The first East Coast Karate Dojo was the Mechanic Street Dojo on Feb 1st 1995 in Hope Valley, RI. By 1999 it was clear that ECK had outgrown the Mechanic Street Dojo so on October 1st 1999, the dojo moved to its current location in the Ocean State Job Lot Plaza in Richmond, RI.

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

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Kyoshi David Ahrens

Owner / Kyoshi 7th Dan Karate / 6th Dan Kobudo

Kyoshi Ahrens began his Karate training in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate in 1985. He is a 7th Degree Black Belt (Nanadan) in Karate and a 6th Degree Black Belt (Rokudan) in Okinawan Kobudo (weaponry).

Sensei Dave also serves as a Captain for the Richmond-Carolina Fire Dept, a Firefighter for the Hope Valley Fire Dept and instructor for the Rhode Island Fire Academy.

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Sensei Amber Ahrens

4th Degree Black Belt
Lead Instructor

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Sensei Chris Smith

5th Degree Black Belt
Lead Instructor

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Sensei Carissa Conroy

2nd Degree Black Belt
Karate Instructor

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Sensei Catherine Conroy

3rd Degree Black Belt
Karate / Adaptive Instructor / Kickboxing Instructor

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Sensei Kelly Gormly

2nd Degree Black Belt
Karate / Kickboxing instructor

Sensei Steve Martin

2nd Degree Black Belt
Fitness Kickboxing Instructor

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