East Coast Karate proudly serving Richmond since 1993

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

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

The East Coast Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate & Kobudo Dojo was founded in 1993. The first East Coast Karate Dojo was the Mechanic Street Dojo on Feb 1st 1995 in Hope Valley, RI.

In October of 1999 it was clear that ECK had outgrown the Mechanic Street Dojo. 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

Kyoshi David Ahrens - East Coast Karate

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. On February 14th 2012 he was tested and promoted by Grandmaster Shugoro Nakazato to the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt (Nanadan) in Karate. In 2018 Kyoshi Ahrens was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt (Rokudan) in Okinawan Kobudo (weaponry).

Sensei David is a renowned martial arts practitioner and educator, Kyoshi Ahrens is highly sought after nationally and internationally for his Karate and Kobudo knowledge and application insights.

Sensei David Ahrens is known for his integrity, professionalism and unconditional commitment to excellence in his teaching and his training. He teaches all around the world, throughout North America, Okinawa and South Africa.

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Amber Ahrens

3rd Degree Black Belt
Karate Instructor

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Chris Smith

4th Degree Black Belt
Karate Instructor

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Rachel Lilly

3rd Degree Black Belt
Karate Instructor

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Grace Gagner

2nd Degree Black Belt
Karate Instructor

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Rebecca Smith

1st Degree Black Belt
Karate Instructor

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Catherine Conroy

2nd Degree Black Belt
Karate Instructor

Leigh Carney

3rd Degree Black Belt
Fitness Kickboxing Instructor

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Kelly Gormly

1st Degree Black Belt
Fitness Kickboxing Instructor

Steve Martin

1st Degree Black Belt
Fitness Kickboxing Instructor

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